HORROR Festival Testimonial – June 24, 2018

I found you on FilmFreeway and your description really sounded like a good fit for my film. I was thrilled with the feedback. I could tell the reader really read my script and took time to evaluate it. His insight was a great help in my rewrites.

From MESSAGE FROM BEYOND, by Paige Brien

Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

CAST LIST: 

Denise – Julie C. Sheppard
Jack – Geoff Mays
Narration – Hugh Ritchie
Cecily – Victoria Urquhart
Doctor – Sean Ballantyne
Rebecca – Lada Darewych

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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: June 2018 Horror FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: THE DOLLMAKER

SCARIEST FILM: IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING

BEST PERFORMANCES: ADDICT

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: BEAST

BEST MUSIC: THE LETTERS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBEAST, 20min., Australia, Thriller/Film Noir festival posterTHE LETTERS, 18min., UK, Thriller/Drama
festival posterSTALKER, 7min., Czech. Republic, Horror/Thriller festival posterGORGE, 3min., USA, Horror
festival posterABOVE THE MIST, 8min, Canada/South Korea, Horror festival posterTHE DOLLMAKER, 10min, USA, Horror/Fantasy
festival posterADDICT, 15min, Israel, Horror/Comedy festival posterIT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, 6min., USA, Horror

The theme of the June 2018 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival in Los Angeles was “Sins”. Every single film was about a world and/or characters dealing with sins and conflicts of the past.

This is the festival that I’ll always remember because I consider it the turning point of the Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival. It wasn’t the easiest event to get through for the crew, but they grinded it out and produced the best night we’ve had so far in Los Angeles. The feedback videos are great (make sure you watch them), put together by our new editor Kimberly Villarruel, who was the MVP of the night.

In Toronto, the great team (lead by Mary Cox & Kierston Drier) had been a part of the festival for over 2 years before they were brought on in a moderator & leadership capacity. So they were able to witness many events, and see how they can achieve success despite the muliple conflicts that can occur when producing an event where the audience’s comments are the only thing that really matter

In Los Angeles, it was a fast process for all of them. Shepsut Wilson, who moderates the festival in Los Angeles, only attended two events before she took the mic to lead the discussion. So she’s literally been doing and learning on the job at the same time. And our Festival Director’s Rachel Elder, and Natasha Levy worked at a few events in a 12 month span before they took the leadership duties. So the first few events were definitely a work in progress and learning curve for everybody.

Then June 2018 appeared and we found out what the Los Angeles team were made of. They demand perfection in a festival with so many moving parts that perfection is impossible to obtain. But attempting to get to that goal is what turns something good into something great.

Before I get too “motivational speaker”, I simply wanted to say that we have arrived in Los Angeles and we are saying put forever! With a team like this, we have nowhere to go but up for a long, long time.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

HORROR Festival Testimonial – June 19, 2018

From Filmmaker Gabriel Galand (ABOVE THE MIST)

 

Gabriel Galand
Gabriel Galand

I wasn’t able to attend the screening but the staff of the festival took time to record and edit conversations of the audience following the screening. It was a great opportunity to see people reacting to my movie and having a clip I can use later for promotion! Absolutely recommend 🙂

5 Star Review

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WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK of the Short Film: 

HORROR Festival Testimonial – June 11, 2018

From Screenwriters Dempsey Tillman and Ted Dewberry (RED LIGHT)

We loved the feedback. Hearing a reader tell us the story we’ve written gives us great insight toward making changes if and when we do so. The chance to hear our screenplay read out load drew us into entering the contest.

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Watch the Screenplay Reading:

Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi

A slacker husband (with a child on the way) gets a rude awakening when aliens invade his home and target his family.

CAST LIST: 
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Miriam: Carly Tisdall
Aaron: Christopher Huron
Cork: David Occhipinti
Bluetooth: Alicia Ryan

June 2018 – Read the best of Film Festival Interviews

WILDsound Festival

6 Interviews in Total of the best of NEW Film Festivals from around the world: 

Interview with Festival Director June Daguiso (World Music & Independent Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director June Daguiso (World Music & Independent Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Alex Gardner (PHILADELPHIA UNNAMED FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Director Alex Gardner (PHILADELPHIA UNNAMED FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Director Oliver Wolfson (THE 60 SECOND FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Director Oliver Wolfson (THE 60 SECOND FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)

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June 2018 – Read Interviews with the best of Filmmakers from around the world

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12 Interviews in total for May 2018 of the best of new filmmakers:

Interview with Filmmaker Robin De Cock (TRUMPETS IN THE SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker Robin De Cock (TRUMPETS IN THE SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker Sertac Bozkurt (WINE & EGGS)
Interview with Filmmaker Sertac Bozkurt (WINE & EGGS)

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Koeger (ROSIE, OH)
Interview with Filmmaker Andy Koeger (ROSIE, OH)

Interview with Filmmaker Kurtis Theorin (MARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/06/07/interview-with-filmmaker-kurtis-theorin-mary-marsha-in-the-manor-of-madness/

Interview with Filmmaker Kristin Gorell (THE FLOWER GATE)
Interview with Filmmaker Kristin Gorell (THE FLOWER GATE)

Interview with Filmmaker Sarah Gampel (THE BUS TRIP)
Interview with Filmmaker Sarah Gampel (THE BUS TRIP)

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)
Interview with Filmmaker Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)

Interview with Filmmaker James Miller (PREY)
Interview with Filmmaker James Miller (PREY)

Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Brian Giovanni (WHEN COMES THE RAIN)
Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Brian Giovanni (WHEN COMES THE RAIN)

Interview with Filmmaker Craig Lobo…

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June 2018 – Read Interview of the best NEW Screenwriters from around the world:

WILDsound Festival

23 Interviews in TOTAL of the best new screenwriters:

Interview with Screenwriter Bo Liebman ((A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION)

Interview with Screenwriter Bo Liebman ((A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (THE CUT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Christopher Kerr (THE CUT)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Norma Hickox (MAGIC MAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/06/04/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-norma-hickox-magic-man/

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Hammond (M – DEMON KILLER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Mark Hammond (M – DEMON KILLER)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Suzanne LUTAS (DESTINY’S VESSEL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Suzanne LUTAS (DESTINY’S VESSEL)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Deborah Klika (UNFINISHED BUSINESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Deborah Klika (UNFINISHED BUSINESS)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Roger (STARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME)
Interview with Winning Screenwriter John Roger (STARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. Jermaine Jones (THE KANDAHAR MAN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter J. Jermaine Jones (THE KANDAHAR MAN)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Annis (SANCTUARY CITY)

Interview with Winning Screenwriter Stephanie Annis (SANCTUARY CITY)

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June 2018 – Read the best of NEW POEMS from around the world:

WILDsound Festival

Read NEW Poetry from Poets:

REQUIEM IN ORBIT, Nick Johnson
Read Poem: Requiem in Orbit, by Nick Johnson

LESS OF A MAN, by Tierra Martin
Read Poem: Less of a Man, by Tierra Martin

WORLD OF GAME, by Mantri Mark
Read Poem: WORLD OF GAME, by Mantri Mark

WHAT HAVE I LOST, by Diane Burrow
Read Poem: WHAT HAVE I LOST?, by Diane Burrow

THE TASTE OF BLACK, Saliyah Salia
Read Poem: The Taste of Black, by Aaliyah Salia

POWER OF HER EYES, by Hume Poets
Read Poem: POWER OF HER EYES, by Hume Poets

DUST, by Frederick Bauman
Read Poem: DUST, by Frederick Bauman

BRIGHT CREATION, by Constantine Argiropoulos
Read Poem: Bright Creation, by Constantine Argiropoulos

HOW TO WRITE A SUMMER POEM, by Marta Knobloch
Read Poem: How to Write a Summer Poem, by Marta Knobloch

LEAVES DURING THE FALL, by Dallas J. Short
Read Poem: Leaves During the Fall, by Dallas J. Short

MORONIC MOTORISTS, by John Ross…

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June 2018 – Read the best of new screenplay story pitches

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THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan
Feature Film: THE DUTCHMAN, by Robert Morgan Callahan

INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER, by Suzanne Lutas
TV PILOT: Inside the World of Zoe Sander, by Suzanne Lutas

THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt
Feature Film: THE FUTURE, by Jonathan Rumbolt

SENTINELS OF TZURAC ZARKWIN REVENGE, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku
Feature Film: Sentinels of Tzurac- Zarkwin’s Revenge, by James Raven & Danielle Kaheaku

UNTITLED PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER, by Jerry Kokich
Feature Film: Untitled Psychological Thriller, by Jerry Kokich

OSWALD AND THE END OF THE WORLD, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey
Feature Film: Oswald and the End of the World, by Chris A. Wright & Adam Harvey

THE NEW SCHOOL,by Evan R. Schullery
Feature Film: The New School, by Evan R. Schullery

OROBORO ISLAND, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton
TV Pilot: Oroboro Island, by Oleg Bazylewicz & Karen Buckton

GIOVANNI, by Will Ryan
Short Film: Giovanni, by Will Ryan

THE BLISS WISH…

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May 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

 

festival posterTUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery

festival posterPREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror

festival posterCHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterCONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterMARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation

ACTORTHE LAST CAMPOUT – FAN FICTION Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade

ACTORMIRRORS – Under 5mi. Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by R. Harris Smith

ACTORTOUCH – Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins

ACTORTHE AFTERLIFE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by R.G. Renauld

 

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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