Get to know Editor Valerio Bonelli (The Martian, Philomena)

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Read the FULL INTERVIEW on http://www.MatthewToffolo.com

– If you’re interested in storytelling, this is the interview for you. Editor Valerio Bonelli has edited over 30 films in the last 20 years, working with some of the top directors, including many collaborations with Ridley Scott (The Martian, Black Hawk Down, Hannibal, and the Oscar winner Gladiator), and Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Program). In this interview, he gives a lot of amazing insight on the art of editing a feature film and what it takes to succeed in Hollywood.

Transcript from Interview:

Every film I work on somehow added something to my knowledge as an editor and as a person. Each film is different even if you work with the same director, but I can say that there are few films that have stayed with me for one reason or another. Recently I’ve cut a documentary feature called “Palio”, this film was particularly…

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Watch Highlight Videos from the Oct. 2016 HORROR Film Festival

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Highlights from the Thursday October 27, 2016 event.

The HORROR/THRILLER OCTOBER 2016 HORROR/THRILLER Festival was a major success. The sold out crowd loved every single film.

The theme of the festival was “Illusions (or What Can’t Be Seen)”.

All of these films had a situation, antagonist, or plot device that was off camera. The mystery of what’s not seen to enhance the thrills and scare the audience more!

This was our 3rd Horror/Thriller Festival of 2016 and perhaps the best of the year. What made this festival so unique was that it was an international flair. Films from Norway, UK, France, USA and Germay. A showcase of horror from countries from all over the film.

One of our longest films of the year, O (29min. Norway), has the potential to be named the best overall film that played at the festival this year. It was the runaway winner of “Best…

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Novel Performance Reading Deal – Submit by November 10th

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SPECIAL NOVEL FESTIVAL DEAL: Submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book) for only $25. Limited time offer. Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist below)

Watch Novel Performance Readings:

Submit a novel book and get it seen by the world.

Your story will be seen by 100,000s of people when it’s read online using a top professional actor. It’s a rush you’ll never experience in your life seeing it come to life that way. We’ll add the link where people can BUY your novel online.

Email your novel transcript to novels@novelwritingfestival.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format.

Pay the $25 (50% off the regular fee) submission fee via the button below. Please put your full contact info (name, email address) on a title page. We’ll perform your…

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Get to know Sound Designer Wylie Stateman (All Quentin Tarantino films)

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READ FULL INTERVIEW: Supervising Sound Editor Wylie Stateman (The Hateful Eight, Home Alone, JFK) –

Wylie Statement is a gem. It’s a simple as that. This is truly one of my favorite interviews. In my subjective opinion, it’s a must read for anyone working in the industry today, and for those attempting to get into the industry. His answers were entertaining, educational, and there is a theme that ties it all together. See if you can figure it out. Hope you enjoy.

On working with Quentin Tarantino: 

Quentin taught me the value in studying historical film references. He often provided specific examples of films that he felt advanced filmmaking or some aspect of sound specifically. For “Kill Bill”, we reviewed Quentin’s fascination with early Hong Kong films. On “Grindhouse”, he once referenced a trailer that he had seen some thirty years prior as having left a lasting impression on him (sound-wise)…

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Today’s FilmFreeway: Under 5 Minute Film Festival

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I am really happy with the audience feedback video I received.. First of all, because the audience could understand the feelings that I wanted to convey through my movie and second reason because my animation style also was praised. I am amazed and happy.
– Camila Moreira Marques (FAT)

Submit your short film that’s 5 minutes or less and get it showcased at the Toronto Short Film Festival. Next festival date is December 29th.

Garner an audience feedback video of your film and help your film get into more festivals and/or make it go viral online!

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video from the festival: http://under5minutefilmfestival.com/category/audience-feedback-video

Here what was some of the filmmakers at the last 5min. or less film festival had to say about their experience:

I was very excited that my film had the opportunity to be seen by this audience. Interesting observations though by a very intelligent audience.
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Watch Videos from the Oct. 2016 Festival for Comedy

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Submit your Comedy Screenplay or Film to the Festival Today:http://festivalforcomedy.com

See the October 2016 Comedy Stories. Click the link and watch the winning videos:

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – I NEVER KNOCK
October 2016 Reading
Written by John Ervin
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE MIGHTY BIRD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Brian Gililland
ACTORSHORT Story – WATERMELON EATING CONTEST
October 2016 Reading
Written by Teri B. Clark
ACTORSHORT Story – DEAD END JOB
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alice Lacey
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Kimmy is a VIP
October 2016 Reading
Written by Mike Miller
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SYMPATHY
October 2016 Reading
Written by Steven Sinnenberg
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Kennedy
ACTORSHORT Story – TRUE NORTH
October 2016 Reading
Written by Hal Ackerman

festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: WILLOWWOOD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Locke

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November 2016 – Read the best of NEW Poetry from around the world:

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CLICK the link and read the best of poetry and poets:

REGRET, Ella Godinez
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/regret-poetry-by-ella-godinez/

DEAR MR. CHANDLER, Chaitali Kolgaonkar
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/dear-mr-chandler-poetry-by-chaitali-kolgaonkar/

AWAKENING, by Chelle y Stuart
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/awakening-poetry-by-chelle-y-stuart/

A SECRET FROM HELL, by Holly Cook
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/a-secret-from-hell-poetry-by-holly-cook/

THE DENIAL OF AN AGEING DISGRACE, by Matthew Nicholson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/the-denial-of-an-ageing-disgrace-poetry-by-matthew-nicholson/

THE RED THREAD, by Jodyboots
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/the-red-thread-poetry-by-jodyboots/

STARS, by NKB
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/stars-poetry-by-nkb/

SINS OF LIFE, by Ashly Kuether
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/sins-of-life-poetry-by-ashly-kuether/

THANKSGIVING, by Karen A. Valencia
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/thanksgiving-poetry-by-karen-a-valencia/

THE BASKET OF DEPLORABLES, by Bill Murray
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/the-basket-of-deplorables-poetry-by-bill-murray/

GUILTY FEAST, by Anthony S.
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/guilty-feast-poetry-by-anthony-s/

OVER RIVER BOUND, by Lyle Hutchinson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/over-river-bound-poetry-by-lyle-hutchinson/

SOCIAL MEDIA, by Dasha Jennings
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/social-media-poetry-by-dasha-jennings/

THE LIGHT OF LIFE, by Barbara Hunt
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/the-light-of-life-poetry-by-barbara-hunt/

A POEM TO A CHILD, by Kriz Rogers
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/a-poem-to-a-child-poetry-by-kriz-rogers/

A BOMB, by Suci Safitri
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/a-bomb-poetry-by-f-suci-safitri/

TRAVELING HEART, by Demarco Singleton
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/traveling-heart-poetry-by-demarco-singleton/

RELEASE, by Morgan Amos
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/release-poetry-by-morgan-amos/

SPIRIT OF A STALLION, by James Williamson
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/spirit-of-a-stallion-poetry-by-james-williamson/

NOT ME, by Carlos Peliano
https://festivalforpoetry.com/2016/11/05/not-me-poetry-by-jose-carlos-peliano/

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Writing Festival Deadlines Nov. 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th

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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 15th

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 20th

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

Deadline November 25th

writing CONTESTSHORT STORY CONTEST
Get full feedback! Winners get their short story made into a video!
ACTORVIDEO PITCH FESTIVALSubmit your own video pitch today.

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Read best of NEW Movie Reviews

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Best of Hollywood and Indy Movie Reviews from around the word. CLICK the links and read the reviews. 

Film Review: TROLLS (USA 2016) ***

The new Dreamworks animation released by 20th Century Fox, TROLLS is a happy enough 3D computer-animated musical buddy comedy film based on the dolls of the same name created by Dane Thomas Dam way back in 1959.

Film Review: DOCTOR STRANGE (USA 2016) ***

The Marvel superhero DOCTOR STRANGE gets his first debut on the big screen complete with 3D. Though the character has appeared in a TV movie and animated film before, he is given a fresh treatment which is a good thing considering that there are already too many super hero action movies each year.

HACKSAW RIDGE (USA/Australia 2016) ***** Top 10

After about a decade absence from the director’s chair (his last film was the misunderstood APOCALYPTO in 2006), the director of BRAVEHEART and THE PASSION…

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Today’s FilmFreeway: Submit to the Action/Adventure Film & Screenplay Festival

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I got my appraisal and it was possibly the best I have ever received, not because it was good or complimentary, but because they had obviously read it, and I mean completely and they properly criticized it! So their comments were not only ‘left of field’, but they were an accurate observation and they actually improved the script, not matter how hard they were to swallow. It was so worthwhile it was worth the price of entry just to get that feedback.
– Richard Harrison, Feature Screenplay “A Shooting Star:

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Action/Adventure Festival. Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get an audience video.

Next Festival Dates:
February 23 2016
June 29 2016

Festival takes place at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada.

FULL FEEDBACK on your film from the audience! SUBMIT ANYTIME!
Submissions take…

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