FOOTPRINTS – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK Horror/Thriller Aug. 2016 Film Festival

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  MOVIE POSTERFOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada, Horror/Family
Directed by Kevin Saycharuen

Deep in the forest, Cahng, an injured hunter searches for his family who are being haunted by a supernatural force.

Director’s Statement:

Footprints is a film created in equal parts of my love and frustration of filmmaking.

Growing up as a first-generation son of Laotian immigrants in Canada, you live a two-sided life. One side remembers what blood runs through your vein- for me, it was my parents growing up in a small rural village in Laos and how they suffered through civil unrest and immigrated all over the world until settling in Canada. The other side is being brought up as a son of immigrants in a metropolitan North American city. Tradition clashes with first world culture that do not comfortably fit together.

Footprints is a film where I attempt to reconcile my parent’s tradition and my own generation’s culture together. A film that combines my upbringing with the blood that runs through my veins, remembering and honoring both sides.

Film Type:Short

Genres:Korean, Horror, Psychological Thriller, suspense, Thriller

Runtime:13 minutes 57 seconds

Completion Date:April 1, 2015

Country of Origin:Canada

Country of Filming:Canada

Film Language:Korean

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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KADDISH! – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK Horror/Thriller Aug. 2016 Film Festival

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KADDISH!, 6min, France, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Emeline Castaneda

When, on his way back home, a man stops at a motorway service area, he did not imagine that by talking to his urinal’s neighbor, it will trigger some terrible events.

Clementine Peron – Photography

Thomas Fernandez – Editing

KEY CAST:
Steve Achiepo
Alexandre Pivette

Film Type:Short

Genres:Horror, Comedy, Musical, Zombies

Runtime:6 minutes

Completion Date:January 1, 2015

Country of Origin:France

Country of Filming:France

Film Language:French

Aspect Ratio:1:78

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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DON’T LET THEM IN – AUDIENCE FEEDBACK Horror/Thriller Aug. 2016 Film Festival

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DON’T LET THEM IN, 13min, US, Horror/Thriller
Directed by David Lawrence

Dan Metzger, a struggling author, consumed with the urban legend of the Black Eyed Kids, fears his obsession has led their evil to his door.

David Lawrence- Producer, Writer, Director

KEY CAST:
Hoyt Richards
Julia Parker
Elizabeth Sandy

Film Type:Short

Runtime:13 minutes 15 seconds

Completion Date:June 5, 2015

Production Budget:2,000 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Country of Filming:United States

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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Short Screenplay – MATCHSTICK by Mike Fardy

Watch the August 2016 Winning HORROR Screenplay.

MATCHSTICK  by Mike Fardy

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Caitlyn’s therapist convinces her to try a new form of hypnosis that allows her to communicate with her anxiety but when her thoughts appear as a violent, ghostly woman Caitlyn discovers her therapist has held back crucial information about the procedure.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield
CAITLYN – Dorian Kolinas
GUY – Kris Hagen
BRANDEAU – Geoff Mays
MODEL – Elizabeth Griffin

Get to know the winning writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

Matchstick is about Caitlyn and her struggle against a dark part of her mind which turns violent after a botched therapy session. It touches on trust of authority figures and how it can sometimes feel to live with anxiety.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think it might spur important conversations or at the very least scare the pants off some people.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Pretty Spoopy.

What movie have you watched the most times in your life?

Jurassic Park. Followed pretty closely by Fast Five. (No judgment please.)

How many stories have you written?

I’ve been working on this for about a year and half with my friend and fellow filmmaker Ross Moore. We’re applying for funding this year to make it so fingers crossed!

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

A lot but this is my first pure horror script. I’m mostly a comedy writer and when I was younger I focused on fantasy writing. I’m pretty sure there’s still an X-page out there somewhere of the fan-fiction Redwall spin-off novel I wrote when I was 13. I get nauseous just thinking about it..

I suffer from ‘The Old Hag’ or Sleep Paralysis and a few of the scenes are based on real hallucinations I’ve had while in this state.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

It’s always length for me. There are so many things I want to say and show but even getting it to 13 pages was a big struggle. I’m always so happy when I can cut something and tighten the script up but unless someone is forcing me to make it shorter I have a difficult time finding those scenes that can go.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love the outdoors. Camping, kayaking, hiking but even though I think about it all the time I rarely make time for it any more, especially since moving to Toronto.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

I’m still quite an amateur writer so I love any opportunities for feedback and I was not disappointed. The feedback I got from this festival actually helped me shave off a couple of pages and gave me some tips I’ll be able to carry into all my future scripts.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Get strangers to read your scripts! Sometimes you can find a brutally honest friend who will give the hard feedback you need but you’ll learn things about your scripts you never dreamed were there when you listen to a room full of strangers analyse them. Find a writer’s circle in your town or start one yourself!

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Get to know the short film: KADDISH!, 6min, France, Horror/Comedy

Playing at the best of Horror/Thriller FEEDBACK Short Film Festival on Thursday Aug. 18th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets today

KADDISH!, 6min, France, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Emeline Castaneda

When, on his way back home, a man stops at a motorway service area, he did not imagine that by talking to his urinal’s neighbor, it will trigger some terrible events.

Clementine Peron – Photography

Thomas Fernandez – Editing

KEY CAST:
Steve Achiepo
Alexandre Pivette

Film Type:Short

Genres:Horror, Comedy, Musical, Zombies

Runtime:6 minutes

Completion Date:January 1, 2015

Country of Origin:France

Country of Filming:France

Film Language:French

Aspect Ratio:1:78

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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Get to know the short film: DRAWN TO FEAR, 7min, USA, Horror

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DRAWN TO FEAR, 7min, USA, Horror
Directed by Daniel Robinette

A single woman named Hope has procured a rare book under strange circumstances. Little does she know that the book has a life of it’s own – drawing out the fears of those who possess it. Hope struggles to figure out the meaning of the book before it’s too late.

Director’s Statement:

I’m a huge fan of the horror genre as well as occult and supernatural folklore. Drawn to Fear is a film that embraces some cliche horror film elements, as well as integrates a strong and original concept / storyline. As a fan of horror / fantasy books and RPGs growing up, I wanted an artifact to be the catalyst for the story. The book becomes more than just a vessel, it’s a compendium of deaths and souls. The short film is brief enough to portray one specific death and one life lost to the book.

Film Type:Short

Genres:Horror

Runtime:7 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date:February 16, 2016

Production Budget:500 USD

Country of Origin:United States

Country of Filming:United States

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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Get to know the short film: FOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada, Horror/Family

Playing at the best of Horror/Thriller FEEDBACK Short Film Festival on Thursday Aug. 18th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto. Get your FREE Tickets today

FOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada, Horror/Family
Directed by Kevin Saycharuen

Deep in the forest, Cahng, an injured hunter searches for his family who are being haunted by a supernatural force.

Director’s Statement:

Footprints is a film created in equal parts of my love and frustration of filmmaking.

Growing up as a first-generation son of Laotian immigrants in Canada, you live a two-sided life. One side remembers what blood runs through your vein- for me, it was my parents growing up in a small rural village in Laos and how they suffered through civil unrest and immigrated all over the world until settling in Canada. The other side is being brought up as a son of immigrants in a metropolitan North American city. Tradition clashes with first world culture that do not comfortably fit together.

Footprints is a film where I attempt to reconcile my parent’s tradition and my own generation’s culture together. A film that combines my upbringing with the blood that runs through my veins, remembering and honoring both sides.

Film Type:Short

Genres:Korean, Horror, Psychological Thriller, suspense, Thriller

Runtime:13 minutes 57 seconds

Completion Date:April 1, 2015

Country of Origin:Canada

Country of Filming:Canada

Film Language:Korean

Shooting Format:RED

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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FEEDBACK HORROR TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL – Thursday August 18, 2016

The HORROR Toronto Film Festival is back for 2016.. 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. 

Tickets for 2016 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Tickets are first come first serve.

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 horror@festivalforhorror.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 40 out of its last 42 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


DO NOT DISTURB, 13min, UK, Thriller
Directed by Jon James Smith
George takes a detour on his way home from the office, which sets off a dark tale of lies and confusion.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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A FILM BY VERA VAUGHN, 10min, USA, Thriller/Sci-Fi
Directed by Sorrel Brae
In this supernatural digital-age thriller, a filmmaker falls through the looking glass when she must face her own terrifying creation.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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PREFERENTIAL OPERATION, 20min, Spain, Thrille/Drama
Directed by Roger Comella & Carles Velat
Four masked men kidnap the director of a bank branch in an unremarkable town. They put him in a van and ask him 90,000 euro from his own pocket.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
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SECOND ACT PROGRAM


DON’T LET THEM IN, 13min, US, Horror/Thriller
Directed by David Lawrence
Dan Metzger, a struggling author, consumed with the urban legend of the Black Eyed Kids, fears his obsession has led their evil to his door.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
24

KADDISH!, 6min, France, Horror/Comedy
Directed by Emeline Castaneda
When, on his way back home, a man stops at a motorway service area, he did not imagine that by talking to his urinal’s neighbor, it will trigger some terrible events.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
24

DRAWN TO FEAR, 7min, USA, Horror
Directed by Daniel Robinette
A single woman named Hope has procured a rare book under strange circumstances. Little does she know that the book has a life of it’s own – drawing out the fears of those who possess it. Hope struggles to figure out the meaning of the book before it’s too late.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
24

FOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada, Horror/Family
Directed by Kevin Saycharuen
Deep in the forest, Cahng, an injured hunter searches for his family who are being haunted by a supernatural force.CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!
24

The HORROR Toronto Film Festival is back for 2016.. 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. 

Tickets for 2016 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Tickets are first come first serve.

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 horror@festivalforhorror.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 40 out of its last 42 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!

2016 July Horror Films, Screenplays & Stories

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ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FIEND
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jeff York

ACTORHOWELL, 4min, UK, Horror/Comedy
Short Film from July 2016 Film Festival

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – NINE SCARS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Kelly Crawford

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MATERNAL FEAR
July 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Milek

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

2016 June Horror Films, Screenplays & Stories

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ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – IX
June 2016 Reading
Written by Eric Irizarry
ACTORBest Scene Screenplay – LONG IN THE TOOTH
June 2016 Reading
Written by Mark Wasserman
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – EXISTENTIAL QUANDARY
June 2016 Reading
Written by Brandon Maline
ACTORBLACK BALLOON, 12min, Israel, Drama/Horror
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ACTORMINE, 29min, Canada, Drama/Thriller
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ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – INKED IN BLOOD
June 2016 Reading
Written by Paul Corricelli
ACTORShort Screenplay – DEATH’S LADY LOVE
June 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen M. Hunt

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson