June 2018 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival posterMEASURE, 2min, UK, Horror/Drama

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

ACTORTHE LAST DREAM WARRIOR – Fan Fiction Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade

ACTORGOD OF INSECTS – HORROR Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by James R. Cowley

ACTORME & CINDERELLA – HORROR Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Jason Boaden

ACTORTOUCH – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins

 

 

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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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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 Film Festival – Thursday – June 7th (Los Angeles)

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Shepsut Wilson.

Tickets are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

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 latickets@wildsoundfestival.com  and we’ll reserve seats for you.

1st ACT PROGRAM – THRILLER & HORROR


BEAST, 20min., Australia, Thriller/Film Noir
Directed by Christopher Sferrazza In a small town on the eastern coast of Australia lives the quiet and caring Sophie. Her only relationships are with town gossip Bea, with whom she works at the local butcher, and her grandson Liam, a single paramedic.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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THE LETTERS, 18min., UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Terez KonczImpatient adoptive parents send secret letters to the teenage orphan Zolika, before meeting him in person. His emerging courage and hope helps him stand up for himself against his bully Feri, and dream of a better future for him and his beloved Dori. While the parents prepare for his arrival outside, Zolika has to find the ultimate solution to make sure his beloved Dori gets free from the orphanage.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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STALKER, 7min., Czech. Republic, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Oldrich AntosLaura has been through a traumatic experience lately. She wakes up in her apartment at night and is not sure if the threat is still there. Is this a life threatening situation, or is everything just her imagination?CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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2nd ACT PROGRAM – THRILLER & HORROR


GORGE, 3min., USA, Horror
Directed by Maxwell Seiler & Gabriel FrancisA woman enters the woods in search of something ancient and evil.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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ABOVE THE MIST, 8min, Canada/South Korea, Horror
Directed by Gabriel GalandA young man seeks an assisted suicide with an illegal agency in South Korea.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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THE DOLLMAKER, 10min, USA, Horror/Fantasy 
Directed by Al LougherA grieving mother latches on to a magical surrogate for her lost child. But small miracles come with big consequences.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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ADDICT, 15min, Israel, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Nir YanivGershon is an addict. He’s being filmed for a documentary. Unfortunately, his vice isn’t alchohol or drugs – it’s blood.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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IT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, 6min., USA, Horror 
Directed by Santiago C. Tapia & Jessica Curtright“The time has come”, the Walrus said. And all the little Oysters stood and waited in a row. From Couper Samuelson, Executive Producer of GET OUT.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated byShepsut Wilson.

Tickets for are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online.

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 latickets@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: October 2017 HORROR FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: MILK MAN

Best Performances: LIZ DRIVES

Best Cinematography: MY BODY

Best Music: SPEECHLESS

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK Videos of the Short Films:


festival posterGIRL #2, 9min, USA, Horror/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterSPEECHLESS, 7min, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterANTICA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterLIZ DRIVES, 8min, Australia, Horror
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMILK MAN, 10min., UK, Horror/Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterMY BODY, 6min, Germany, Horror
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterSTUDDED NIGHTMARE, 9min., Canada, Horror
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterTHE DARKNESS KEEPER, 18min, Spain, Thriller/Suspense
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The HORROR OCTOBER 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival was truly a great success.

The theme of the festival was “DOORS”.

Every film showcased had a “DOOR” part of the plot of the film!

NOTE: This was a showcase of the best HORROR films from around the world. Our 2nd HORROR Film Festival for the 2017 season.

There is a lady who attends almost every single film festival event we do in Toronto. She is in her 60s, and has worked full time as a real estate agent for many years, while seeing her city change drastically through her job.

She lives in a condo building across the street from the cinema we’ve been doing the festival for the last 4+ years and happened to come across us after seeing a “WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival” on the marquee from her window. She wondered what that was and hopped across the street to find out. 34 out of the last 37 festivals later, she attends and usually brings a new assortment of people along with her.

She hates horror. Or at least she tells me that, eventhough every single time we do a horror festival she attends.

“I don’t like being scared, but I come for two reasons.” she told me after watching this festival.

“#1: The films are great from an artistic standpoint. There is such originality in the filmmaking. I am shocked how talented these people are and the things they come up with, but also the execution and genius photography that is always in the selected films.”

“#2: The audience feedback, especially for the horror/scary festivals. I learn so much and appreciate how and why people love horror so much. I was small minded in my thinking that horror was stupid, but this festival and the people have taught me so much. It got me out of my ideological bubble.”

I found her comments very interesting and a nice metaphor of thinking in today’s political climate. Always expand your bubble and watch HORROR while you’re at it!

See you at the festivals!

– Matthew Toffolo

August 2017 HORROR Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Horror Screenplay to the Festival Today: https://festivalforhorror.com/

 

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – GOD’S HANDS
August 2017 Reading
by Michael Coleman

ACTOR1st SCENE CRIME Screenplay – THE BIRTHING FIELD
August 2017 Reading
by Robert Thorpe
ACTOR1st SCENE HORROR Screenplay – SILHOUETTE
August 2017 Reading
by Lukas Hassel
ACTOR1st SCENE ADVENTURE Screenplay – THE GATE
August 2017 Reading
by Della Vance Greenwalt

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: STILL

Best Performances: THE PROWLER

Best Cinematography: OTHERS LIKE YOU

Best Music: The music from SHELTERED

WATCH the Audience FEEDBACK Videos from each film:

festival posterKONG’s, 10min, USA, Crime/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterOLIVER’S LANDING, 7min, USA, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterOTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE PROWLER, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterKLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSTILL, 7min, UK, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterSHELTERED, 9min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 
The HORROR/THRILLER APRIL 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences simply the best of short comedy movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “ENTRAPMENT”.

Every film showcased was about a situation where the world was closing in on the characters.

The Horror/Thriller Festival is definitely a shift in tone in comparison to all of the other events we do. It’s a whole new crowd that shows up, as some of our regular attendees chose to skip the scary film night.

So the moderation Q&A with the audience is vastly different than the rest. Our resident “Horror/Thriller” moderator Amanda Lomonaco has a tough job – but she’s a fan first and LOVES this genre. Horror fans can get to the point quick and fast on their opinions of the films showcased.

There is the sense of ownership that goes on with the fans of horror. They are giving a piece of their lives (a major hobby) to this genre and in exchange they demand high quality in return. This is also true for the hardcore sports fan, wrestling fan, and comic book fan.

I can stack this lineup of terrific horror/thriller short films that we showcased at the April 2017 Festival with any other festival and short film lineup out there. These were 7 amazing shorts that the audience really loved. Just watch the feedback videos and hear what the crowd had to say about them.

Two more Horror/Thriller Festivals to come in 2017.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

Audience Feedback Video: OTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO from the April 2017 Film Festival:

  MOVIE POSTEROTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Eugenio Villani

Ester is a woman who has a strong longing to get pregnant. Following a surgical procedure, though, Greta – her family doctor and long-standing friend – diagnoses her with total sterility.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:16 minutes 34 seconds

Completion Date:November 17, 2016

Production Budget:40,000 EUR

Country of Origin:Italy

Country of Filming:Italy

Film Language:Italian

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:2.35

Film Color:Color

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WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM 

RSVP – April 27, 2017 HORROR FEEDBACK Film Festival.

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2017.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival every single month in 2016!

Tickets for 2016 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event:


OR, 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 atfestivalevent@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 54 out of its last 56 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 7pm sharp!

FIRST ACT PROGRAM


KONG’s, 10min, USA, Crime/Thriller
Directed by Ian Schiller

When a low criminal makes his move against an old friend, it thrusts him into the deep end of a criminal world where his next move could be his last.

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

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OLIVER’S LANDING, 7min, USA, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Eugenio Juarez

A Modern Sociopath forces five stranges to play a game for their lives in this thriller.

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

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OTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Eugenio Villani

Ester is a woman who has a strong longing to get pregnant. Following a surgical procedure, though, Greta – her family doctor and long-standing friend – diagnoses her with total sterility.

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

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


THE PROWLER, 15min, UK, Thriller/Drama
Directed by Tim Kent

Daniel Wilson is looking forward to his first proper Christmas with girlfriend Helena. But when ex-wife Eva calls on Christmas Eve, claiming a prowler has tried to break in, Daniel finds himself back at his former family home. He is determined to protect his ex-wife and daughter Alice from harm, but is Eva telling the truth? Or is this just a last ditch attempt to resurrect their marriage and lure Daniel back into the fold?

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

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KLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Paul Rowland

A young woman’s repressed childhood fear is about to come back on her ten fold for being forgotten.

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

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STILL, 7min, UK, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Oliver Park

A woman is plagued by a masked, statuesque figure that never moves.

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

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SHELTERED, 9min, USA, Thriller/Mystery
Directed by Jake Gutwillig

A boy stuck in a storm shelter with his parents must question their reality, and find a way to leave to find the truth of the world outside.

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

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday April 27 2017

Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Amanda Lomonaco. Showcasing a festival every single month in 2016!

Tickets for 2016 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

Get to know the short film: KLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller

Playing at the April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival.

KLINK, 3min, Ireland, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Paul Rowland

A young woman’s repressed childhood fear is about to come back on her ten fold for being forgotten.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:3 minutes 18 seconds

Completion Date:August 12, 2016

Production Budget:797 EUR

Country of Origin:Ireland

Country of Filming:Ireland

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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short films short films short films


WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.

 

Get to know the short film: OTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller

Playing at the April 2017 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival.

OTHERS LIKE YOU, 17min, Italy, Horror/Thriller
Directed by Eugenio Villani

Ester is a woman who has a strong longing to get pregnant. Following a surgical procedure, though, Greta – her family doctor and long-standing friend – diagnoses her with total sterility.

Film Type:Short

Runtime:16 minutes 34 seconds

Completion Date:November 17, 2016

Production Budget:40,000 EUR

Country of Origin:Italy

Country of Filming:Italy

Film Language:Italian

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:2.35

Film Color:Color

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short films short films short films


WATCH 2016 FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October event
ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.