July 2018 Winning Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films, Screenplays & Stories

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORWinning SCI-FI 1st Scene Script: POLE by Robert Dodrill

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

ACTORWinning FANTASY 1st Scene Script: FORGET ME NOTS by John Dummer

ACTORWinning FANTASY Short Screenplay – MAYBE TOMORROW I’LL SEE YOU by Steve N. Bradford

ACTORWinning SCI-FI Short Screenplay – BRAD ACTUALLY “Trial by Trial” by Caleb Quinn

ACTORWinning HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE by Martin Reese

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – THE HITLER PARADOX by James Hughes

ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat

 

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival – Thursday May 31, 2018 – 9PM (Toronto)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2018.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 9pm to 11pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2018!

Tickets for 2018 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

If you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 70 out of its last 72 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 9pm sharp!


FIRST ACT PROGRAM


THE FLOWER GATE, 15min., Israel, Fantasy
Directed by Kristin Gorell

‘The Flower Gate’ is a magical realist and feminist short film metaphorically exploring oppression and destruction by telling the story of an Israeli-expatriate woman returning to Jerusalem for a visit, only to be confronted by the impact of her choices. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, ‘The Shadow’.

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RENDEZ-VOUS, 2min., Canada, Fantasy
Directed by Jimmy Boutry

In a manor out of time, a man begins to paint a canevas.

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PHARMA LAB TRAINING VIDEO: 1, 9min., USA, Fantasy
Directed by Joseph David Bowes

A training video gone wrong for the government’s new pharmaceutical testing facility!

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TRUMPETS IN THE SKY, 12min., Belguim, Sci-Fi
Directed by Robin De Cock

In a near, dystopian future an earshattering sound has plagued the world for six months. Gabrielle and her deaf son Raphael struggle to survive in a a society on the brink of collapsing since the start of “The Horn”.

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


METTA VIA, 12min., Canada, Sci-Fi
Directed by Warren Flanagan

Set in the future It tells the story of a young woman who wakes up in a mysterious ‘temple like’ room and must figure out what her purpose is there. This in turn leads to her memories being unlocked and the true purpose of the temple, the strange sentient machines that surround her, and ultimately her final destination.

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THE SUPER RECOGNISER, 11min., UK, Sci-Fi
Directed by Jennifer Sheridan

It tells the story of Scott (Jacob Anderson), a seemingly normal young man with a very special talent. Thanks to his exceptional skills of 90% facial recognition, Scott has been recruited to work in a secret government initiative. Under the watchful eye of his tough-talking supervisor Agent Williams (Ritu Arya), this Super Recogniser is over-worked and under pressure as he spends hours seeking terrorists and criminals captured on CCTV cameras. However, Scott starts to question everything after he believes he sees ‘himself’ on the monitors.

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SOLUK (BREATH), 5min., Turkey, Sci-Fi
Directed by H. Yagmur Kartal

In a dystopic future, there is a shortage of oxygen. People are breathing with gas masks. A thief sneaks into an old man’s house. The thief finds a plant in the house he enters. The old man realizes that he can get maskless oxygen at home thanks to this plant and special fan. The film deals with the struggle of two people for the sake of having this plant that supplies oxygen.

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AFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES, 8min., UK, Sci-Fi
Directed by Marc Adamson

Under a dictatorship that has banned music, a man hides a recording until he is caught and imprisoned. Whilst paying for his crimes he stumbles across a repository of confiscated items, leading to a series of events that will forever change the city.

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The event runs from 9pm to 11pm on Thursday May 31, 2018

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Kierston Drier. Showcasing a festival twice a month in Toronto in 2017! 

October 2016 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay & Film to the Festival:http://fantasyscififestival.com

Watch the best of Fantasy/Sci-Fi in October 2016:

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Cate Carson

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: WILLOWWOOD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Locke


festival posterBARROW, 15min., Australia, Crime/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMAYDAY, 13min. France, Horror/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Kennedy


festival posterTENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS, 8min., UK, Action/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – NOTE TO SELF
October 2016 Reading
Written by Humayun Mirza

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Feature Screenplay – LUCIDAE by Jacqueline Marett

Watch the September 2016 Winning Feature Screenplay

LUCIDAE
Written by Jacqueline Marett

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
IMOGEN – Lauren Toffan
AZE-URE – Katelyn Vanier
SAM/WILSON – Mandy Magnan
NAVE-URE – Devin Upham
GERARD – Scott Beaudin
VARIOUS – Neil Kulin

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

LUCIDAE is an epic action packed romp about supernatural contact with another world. There are no space ships or robots – this is a sci-fi story that has more to do with ancient unified beliefs in Astral travel, dream walking and out of body experiences – what limits could space and time have in this kind of contact?

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy
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Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It is truly original. It is also not simply entertaining – it has many thought provoking elements.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Ground breaking.

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Blade Runner

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

3 years

How many stories have you written?

6

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A deep dissatisfaction with the limited imagination of sci-fi so far generally, with very few notable exceptions. But also the knowledge that this was a totally new approach that has the potential to impact heavily on a huge international audience hungry for something different.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Mainly time and financial – you have to pay your bills. Writing a screenplay on spec does not pay. So you are forced to balance it with a job that pays – this slows down progress and can be frustrating.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Loved ones. The wood where I live. Big issues like diminishing resources in an over human populated world, injustice. Cake 😉

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Find an original story. Grow your sense of empathy to understand truly natural dialogue, use characters you know/witness and adapt/enhance them. Use small details to crystallise them. Don’t agonise and rewrite the same scenes over and over and get bogged down. Move on, get it all down, take a break then go back and do an entire polish. Lots of others but hell I am on a very steep learning curve myself…

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballatyne

Watching Winning Sci-Fi Short Story Reading: STARMAN – LIFE ON TRAPPISTONE by Dermott Hayes

Story performed by actor Julian Ford

STARMAN – LIFE ON TRAPPISTONE  by Dermott Hayes

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your Short Story about?

Suppose a person from another planet discovered they were from Earth, that their planet was colonized by aliens? And discovering this, how would it reflect on the world in which they lived? Does history repeat itself and are we always destined to repeat our mistakes

2. What genres would you say this short story is in?

Science fiction, mystery, a moral tale

3. How would you describe this story in two words?

Begin Again

4. What movie have you seen the most in your life?

High Noon

5. How long have you been working on this story?

1 day, for this story and 10 weeks, since, 9 new episodes.

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

In Dubious Battle by John Steinbeck

7. What motivated you to write this story?

I read a news story about three planets, 20 light years away, orbiting a dwarf star, discovered by astronomers working in a deep space observatory in Chile. I was listening to David Bowie while I read it. That same day I responded to a WP blog prompt, called Writers’ Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge. The verbal prompt for that week was ‘obsession’ and I chose David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ as my ‘writer’s quote’.

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

James Lee Burke

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Cinema

10. What influenced you to enter the 1pg. Short Story contest?

It came up in a Film Freeway email notice on the same day I finished writing it. I thought it was serendipitous.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Write short and true, so readers can walk with you, in the same world.

If anyone wants to read the ensuing eight episodes – the last one has yet to be written – they’ll find it on https://dermotthayes.com/

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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July 2016 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay & Film to the Festival:http://fantasyscififestival.com

Watch the best of Fantasy/Sci-Fi in July 2016:

ACTORSTEPHEN THE TIME TRAVELLING DOG, 3min, UK, Comedy/Fantasy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – THE CHARLOTTETOWN JACKHAMMER
July 2016 Reading
Written by Marc Lalonde

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – NINE SCARS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Kelly Crawford

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached

ACTORSHORT STORY – LEILA, AGE 17
July 2016 Reading
Written by Sherry Chow

ACTORSHORT STORY – TALKING YEOW
July 2016 Reading
Written by Lynne Adams Barze

ACTORSHORT STORY – STARMAN – LIFE ON TRAPPIST ONE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Dermott Hayes

ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jennifer Renner

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE SPECTRAL CITY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Arthur Vincie

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

May 2016 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay & Film to the Festival:http://fantasyscififestival.com

Watch the best of Fantasy/Sci-Fi in May 2016:

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE REAPER: REBELLION “AFTERLIFE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Mark S. MacDonald, Darsey Meredith

ACTORFan Fiction TV Screenplay – POWER (Green Lantern)
May 2016 Reading
Written by Hisonni Johnson

ACTORFan Fiction Feature Screenplay – STAR WARS Episode I: THE REDEMPTION OF SKYWALKER
May 2016 Reading
Written by Brian O’Flaherty

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – PUPPETS
May 2016 Reading
Written by James Griffiths

ACTORShort Screenplay – SCENARIO 957
May 2016 Reading
Written by Amy E. Jones

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson