February 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSHORT SCREENPLAY: MAKE IT REAL by Clara Davila

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: NIGHT OF THE WITCH by Mike Meade

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: THE PROPHECIES by Ray Cecire

ACTORBest Scene SCREENPLAY: LIES HAMBURGERS AND CUFFLINKS by Gustavo Freitas

festival posterBLOSSOM, 10min., France, Romance/Horror

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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January 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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festival posterSTORY MOVIE: Knock Knock by Mary Barr

festival posterHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Ode by Nehemiah Russell
festival posterHORROR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Shame by Chiara Provenzano

festival poster BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Stasis by Alex Theo Giannoulis

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

December 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading: THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT
December 2018 Reading
by Wilson Jackson
STORYFEATURE Screenplay: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST by Tara C. Hall
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: THIS OLD HOUSE by Cody Baron
December 2018

 

 

 

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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: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

November 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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STORYHORROR BEST SCENE: Lightkeepers by Michael Head
November 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE: The Cultists by John Renney
November 2018

STORYTHRILLER 1st Scene Reading: THE GIRL IN THE WELL by Richard Webb
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: PUNCTURED by Shari Hamrick Grewal
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: TIMMY COOKE: A CANNIBAL LOVE STORY by Aaron Barrocas
November 2018

festival posterGOLDBLOODED, 9min., USA, Action/Crime

festival posterINCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller

festival posterHOODYMAN, 6min., United Arab Emirates, Thriller

 

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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: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: She Came From The Woods

BEST PERFORMANCES: She Came From The Woods

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: She Came From The Woods

BEST MUSIC: She Came From The Woods

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBLACK CLOUD (Daiyun), 11min., Brazil, Horror/Animation

festival poster{APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental

festival posterLOVE AFTER DEATH, 9min., Canada, Horror/Romance

festival posterTHE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterHORLA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Fantastic

festival posterSHE CAME FROM THE WOODS, 12min., USA, Thriller

festival posterPLASTIK, 12min., USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the October 2018 HORROR/HALLOWEEN Film Festival in Toronto was “Desire vs Reality”.

All films were about someone wanting to create or be a part of something so they can get away from reality.

A lot of firsts are our 7th annual Horror/Halloween showcase of the best shorts film festival.

– Mary Cox, a veteran programmer of the festival moderated the event for the first time. And she did a fantastic job.

– This was the first time in over 100 events that one film swept all of the festival winner categories. All great films but it was just one of those nights where there was an overall winner.

– All horror films were presented, but each film had a secondary genre attached to each film: Animation, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller. So it was definitely a Horror Festival, but is was a lineup loaded with much more.

Baby #2 is coming any day now for the Toffolo household, so I’ll be off from the day to day of the festival. No worries as we have a fantastic team.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

ATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK Video from Horror Festival Oct. 2018

ATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation
Directed by Victoria Lopez, Ji young Na

Set in an 80’s elementary school, our film tells the story about a mutated potato clock that rises from death in a stormy day to get revenge on the cafeteria’s lunch lady who is chopping potatoes, creatures of his own kind.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

September 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival posterPEREGRINO – “O’DEATH”, 4min., Spain, Music Video

STORYHORROR FEATURE Screenplay: THE BLIGHT by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse
September 2018

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TO HELL AND BACK by Agnese Pagliarani
September 2018

 

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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: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

HORROR Festival Testimonial – September 24 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback for my script. There were many great suggestions that are getting the gears in my head turning. I am going to take everything into deep consideration to make the next draft just as great as this current one. I am extremely excited to hear that you will like to make my script a winner, and to perform the first few scenes and ultimately the entire script once a new draft is completed! Please let me know if there’s anything that you need from me before the festival and I am more than happy to assist.

– S. Elwood

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WATCH Winning Horror Screenplay and Story Readings:

 

 

 

Short Film: {APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental

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A woman’s suffering may bring about monstrous consequences for humanity.

News & Reviews
  • Film Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Sci-Fi, Horror
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes 48 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Japan, United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color