Deadline Oct. 31st – Screenplay (TV, Feature), Novel, Short Film Festivals

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Deadline October 31st

TV CONTESTSUBMIT your TV PILOT or TV SPEC Script
Voted #1 TV Contest in North America.
FILM CONTESTSUBMIT your SHORT Film
Get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Festival
writing CONTEST1st CHAPTER or FULL NOVEL CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their novel made into a video!
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed

Deadline November 5th

writing CONTEST1st ACT or FULL PLAY CONTEST
Get full feedback! Get your Stage Play performed by professional actors.
SCREENPLAY CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!

Deadline November 10th

favorite sceneSubmit your Favorite Scene
And we’ll have it performed at the festival
POETRY CONTESTPOETRY CONTEST
Options to get your POEM made into a film.
ALL Poems get showcased on this site

Deadline November 20th

short script CONTESTSHORT SCRIPT CONTEST
Submit your short film screenplay!
ACTORFREE TWITTER SHORT STORY CONTESTSubmit 140 character story. Get…

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Read Reviews of all the films from the October Action/Crime Film Festival

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Reviews by Kierston Drier

CLICK the links and read the reviews.

Movie Review: BARROW (2016)
This film is wonderfully balanced cinematographically, beautifully rendering scenes of dazzling brilliance without having the darker scenes feel out of place. The story is clean, precise and engaging, with thoughtful attention to detail. The character development is logical, well designed and tempered with flawed heroes, tragic backstories and strong performances.

Movie Review: TENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS (2016)

Tengu: Birdman of the Mountains,  is a film that will delight you with its symbology, its imagery and it’s excellent fight sequences, but it goes far beyond that. This film represents of genre-hybrid that should be welcomed into cinema with open arms. It is highly commendable thing to be able to successfully blend genres together, and this film is able to do that. With effortless ease a viewer can watch this film and find something in it to enjoy…

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Get to know Editor Tia Nolan (How to be Single, Friends with Benefits)

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Interview with Editor Tia Nolan (How to be Single, Friends with Benefits)

– Chatting with Tia Nolan about the craft of editing was a pure joy. Her recent credits include: How to be Single (2016), Angie Tribeca season 2 (2016), Annie (2014), Friends with Benefits (2011), The Woman (2008), and Bewitched (2005). She is a wealth of knowledge in the art of making a great comedy – as you’ll learn in his interview. Enjoy!

Read the full interview on MatthewToffolo.com

PHOTO: Rashida Jones stars in “Angie Tribeca” TV show. Tia edits all of their episodes:

ANGIE TRIBECAMatthew Toffolo: What film that you’ve worked on has been your most valuable experience?

TN: That’s a hard question to answer. As an overall answer, I’d say any film I worked on with Richard Marks, my mentor, because he really taught me how to look at a film and make it great. If I were…

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Read Audience Transcript from the short film OH MY OH AGAMI

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  MOVIE POSTEROH MY OH AGAMI, 4min, Egypt, Documentary/Poetry
Directed by Hani R. Eskander

A visual poem depicting a life of an Agami resident who reminisces his childhood amidst the ongoing destruction and illegal construction.

OH MY OH AGAMI Played at the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival in January 2016. Here is the transcript of the audience feedback from the festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo.

Read interview with the director Hani R. Eskander

OH MY AGAMI – Audience Feedback

MT: “Oh My Agami”, the film from Egypt, a poetry film, anybody who has been to our festival in the past, we’ve shown a few poetry films. This has a certain feel to it, does anyone want to make the first comment?

Audience 1: I just thought it looked very beautiful, the black and white changing to color when he’s in current time. I liked that. It was subtle but it kept with the…

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Read Audience Transcript from the short film MISSTEP

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MISSTEP, 2min, UK, Drama
Directed by Sam Brewster

A banker is on his way to work when a careless trip on a railway platform forces him to question his prejudices.

MISSTEP Played at the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival in January 2016. Here is the transcript of the audience feedback from the festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo.

Read interview with the director Sam Brewster
MISSTEP – Audience Feedback

MT: Anybody want to make a first comment about “Misstep”?

Audience 1: I laughed at the end credits because they said “no investment bankers were harmed in the making of this movie” and I thought that was very funny. Why am I thinking of “Sliding Doors” which is a movie I never saw but somehow it makes me think of that movie just from the little bit I know about it. It just seems that he learned a lesson. He would have died if…

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Read Audience Transcript of the Short Film LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT

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  MOVIE POSTERLOVE AT FIRST LIGHT, 1min, Ireland, Comedy
Directed by Caroline Grace-Cassidy

A mixup occurs the morning after a one night stand.

LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT Played at the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival in January 2016. Here is the transcript of the audience feedback from the festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo.

LOVE AT FIRST LIGHT – Audience Feedback

MT: “Love at First Light”, in and out in a minute and it’s got a really funny ending to it.

Audience 1: I just have to say that was absolutely hilarious. I couldn’t even help but laugh.

MT: I guess what makes it even funnier, in my opinion anyways is that they were a little bit older. That ending was the biggest laugh of the night by far.

Audience 2: Kind of funny how everybody is looking for love and it seems so hard to find and then it’s like when you’re in the…

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Read Audience Transcript of the Short Film THE FAUCET

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  MOVIE POSTERTHE FAUCET, 4min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Samip Raval & Danny Klimetz

There comes a time in each man’s life when he’ll have to come face to face with creations of his own genius.

THE FAUCET Played at the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival in January 2016. Here is the transcript of the audience feedback from the festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo.

FAUCET – Audience Feedback

MT: “The Faucet”, a comedic film and kind of a social commentary too. I’m sure we’ve gotten our hands all wet and soapy and try to rinse them off and the faucet doesn’t work and it drives you crazy. Anybody want the first comment on “The Faucet”?

Audience 1: Every time I see a touchless faucet I wonder why they ever got rid of the ones I had when I was in high school where there was a ring underneath and you would step on it…

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Read Audience Transcript of the Short Film VAMPIRAS

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  MOVIE POSTERVAMPIRAS, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Comedy
Directed by Wesley Armstrong

This is the story of two woman trying to save a secret in the city of Los Angeles.

VAMPIRAS Played at the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival in January 2016. Here is the transcript of the audience feedback from the festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo.

Read interview with the screenwriter Bruna Rubio

VAMPIRAS – Audience Feedback

MT: “Vampiras”, the vampire fantasy with a little bit of comedy going on. Nothing wrong with those girls, we see a woman getting raped turn into a vampire we are going to root for the vampire! Any comments to make about “Vampiras”?

Audience 1: Of all of the movies we saw in the second half, this one is the one that I thought was most like a scissor reel or proof of concept for a series. I immediately thought “yeah, I’d like to see these crime-fighting vampires kill…

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Read Audience Transcript of the Short Film THE MEGA PLUSH

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  MOVIE POSTERTHE MEGA PLUSH, 4min, USA, Animation/Action
Directed by Matt Burniston

Set in the shadows of a gritty underworld, a war is brewing. The Mega Plush, a group of four plush toy vigilantes, are struggling against the uprising of the SOC (Society of Chimps) army. Good vs evil. Bear vs sock monkey. The question is “who has the stuffing to survive?”

http://www.themegaplush.com/

THE MEGA PLUSH Played at the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival in January 2016. Here is the transcript of the audience feedback from the festival. Moderated by Matthew Toffolo.

Read interview with the director Matt Burniston

THE MEGA PLUSH – Audience Feedback

MT: Let’s talk about “The Mega Plush”, the teddy bear action thriller. Anybody want to make the first comment on this really cool film?

Audience 1: I really enjoyed that, but the whole time it felt to me kind of like a trailer for some sort of plushies gone…

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Watch all the Videos from the Oct. 2016 ACTION/CRIME Film Festival

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Highlights from the Thursday October 20, 2016 event.

The October 2016 ACTION/CRIME Festival was a major success. The sold out crowd loved every single film.

The theme of the festival was “Remember the Red Herring”.

In these genres (action, crime, mystery) especially, the “red herring” element always appears, like they did in all the movies presented this month. The audience thinks it’s one thing who is doing bad, but it is never is the case.

Definition of a Red Herring: Something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting in a novel, TV episode, story, or movie.

All 6 films this month were standouts as every movie received multiple votes for “Best Film,” and 4 out of the 6 films received an award. That never happens at our festival as usually there is 1-2 films that receive all of the votes and win all of…

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