RSVP FREE EVENT: FANTASY & STAR WARS Fan Fiction Short Festival Thursday July 27 7pm

RSVP the FANTASY and STAR WARS Film Festival – Thursday July 27th, 7pm, Carlton Cinemas

See the full lineup:
http://www.wildsound.ca/scififantasytorontofilmfestival.html

Best of FANTASY Films from around the world! Plus, a showcase of the best of STAR WARS Fan Fiction Shorts!

You will never see a better lineup of fantasy films anywhere in the world!!!!

RSVP your tickets at tickets@wildsound.ca

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.
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Winning FAN FICTION Screenplay – DR. WHO “The Kingdom of the Mara” by Paul Hewitt

Genre: Fantasy, Adventure

The Doctor accidentally picks up Shona and the two investigate a red comet that lands on Earth. The Doctor discovers the Mara are back, and must use their technology against them to defeat them once more.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
The Doctor: Brian Carleton
Shona: Konstantina Mantelos
Solomon: Anthony Botelho
Vladislav: Jack Comerford
Mila: Andrea Meister
Enok: Jordy Kieto

Get to know the writer:

What is your TV spec screenplay about DOCTOR WHO about?

The Doctor and Shona (last seen in the episode “Last Christmas”), find themselves in Bohemia during the Dark Ages. A tyrant, Lord Ivan, hoards a peculiar red crystal with telepathic powers called the Crimson. Wearing jewels made of Crimson, Lord Ivan and his followers collectively conjure a serpentine gestalt being from the darkest recesses of their minds: The Mara.

Possessed by The Mara, Lord Ivan quickly conquers all before him. He besieges the largest castle (and only cathedral) in the rival kingdom of Vladislav. The Doctor knows that walls, warriors and weapons are no match for the insidious, seductive spell of The Mara.

The Doctor and Shona rouse King Vladislav and his people to fight The Mara through very unconventional means – particularly for The Doctor. The world’s future truly rests on a hope and a prayer.

Why does this screenplay fit into the context of the show?

It’s a traditional good versus evil story with the odd bits of comedy and horror that you’d expect from Dr. Who. I wrote it for the 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi – who I think is fabulous – a throwback to the 70’s Doctors, Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker.

This story is very much in the mold of classic Doctor Who. You have a historic setting that is disrupted by the presence of a perfidious alien – oh, and then there’s The Mara and a mysterious red crystal. Seriously though, The Mara was one of my favourite Who monsters from the 80’s and I am surprised it has not reappeared on TV (yet). The companion Tegan’s experience with the “evil dream snake” is what made her my favourite during the Peter Davison years.

We all know The Doctor’s companion is a surrogate for the audience and a great companion makes for a great Who story. I chose a character from a recent Christmas special – Shona McCullough (played wonderfully by actor Faye Marsay)– because I immediately saw in her the potential for a long term TARDIS traveller.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Faith Wins

What TV show do you keep watching over and over again?

Doctor Who
(also Game of Thrones, Mad Men…)

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Six months (Off and On). So maybe 6 weeks’ worth of an actual research and writing (and rewriting).

How many stories have you written?

Two Features (Housesitting, Guttersnipe)
One Documentary (All About Me)
One Short (co-wrote) (Saved From The Grave)

Next up is my own TV series and this TV spec script was an excellent exercise in writing for this genre.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

In My Life (The Beatles)

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time was my biggest obstacle… finding the time.

The second challenge was how to portray The Mara. It is obviously not my own creation, so I wanted to do justice to the original Mara stories with my version.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Acting, films, politics, history, rugby and beer (not necessarily in that order)

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

I had my first feature screenplay analyzed not once, but twice. I was impressed by the depth and value of the criticism. So I did not hesitate to submit my Doctor Who script for analysis and I am pleasantly surprised in the end to have it recognized here. Thank you.

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

It’s an old cliché but true: Write what you know. That’s why I picked Doctor Who for my first TV screenplay.

Be prepared to take a lot of criticism along the way. Your story (and your skills) will benefit from it.

Procrastination is thine worst enemy.

*****

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

October 2016 Fantasy/Sci-Fi Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay & Film to the Festival:http://fantasyscififestival.com

Watch the best of Fantasy/Sci-Fi in October 2016:

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay: CHARLOTTE SOMETIMES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Cate Carson
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: WILLOWWOOD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Locke

festival posterBARROW, 15min., Australia, Crime/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMAYDAY, 13min. France, Horror/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – THE ACCIDENTAL ANGEL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Oren Weitz
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Kennedy

festival posterTENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS, 8min., UK, Action/Fantasy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – NOTE TO SELF
October 2016 Reading
Written by Humayun Mirza

****

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Deadline November 10th – Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay Festival (Feature, Short, TV Pilot) Save $15 off

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

(Scroll down and watch winning performance videos)

Get your screenplay performed by professional actors at the Fantasy/Sci-Fi Festival.

The Fastest Growing FANTASY/SCI-FI Festival and Contest in the World today!

– 0ffers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

– No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your work by our established committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

– Even if you’re just looking for feedback of your work, this is the festival for you.

– It’s there for all to see. The proof is in the viewership. These videos garner 1000s of views online. Some of the screenplay readings are more popular than actual studio films made!

– We specialize in showcasing Horror stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. .

2. Email your work to submission@fantasyscififestival.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, format. Or, if submitting your film, please send us a Vimeo or download link.

In the body in the email please add your:
– FULL NAME
– CITY AND COUNTRY
– TITLE OF STORY/FILM
– TYPE OF WORK (TV script, Feature script, short script)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story/film.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your work.

3. Pay the $35 submission fee ($15 off regular price) via the button here:
Buy Now Button

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

WATCH Winning Fantasy/Sci-Fi Screenplay and Story Readings:

Read Reviews from the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Festival in September 2016

Best of Reviews of Kierston Drier: https://festivalreviews.org/tag/kierston-drier/

Movie Review: DARKNESS FALLS (2016)

Melissa suffers from amnesia. When she slowly regains her memory, the world isn’t what it supposed to be. Darkness Falls is the winner of best Sci-Fi Picture award at OutlantaCon Short Film Festival 2016 and nominated for best Sci-Fi picture at SCI-ON! Film Festival 2016. Darkness Falls is also the winner of Best Cinematography at Roswell Film Festival 2016.

Movie Review: 20:15 (2016)

20:15 is a drama-mystery, sci-fi thriller in which we follow the lives of a mysterious man and a loving couple. Their lives will forever be changed once their two worlds collide.

Movie Review: THE LAST JOURNEY OF THE ENIGMATIC PAUL WR (2016)

The red moon threatens our existence on earth. Our only hope is the enigmatic Paul WR, the most talented astronaut of its generation. But few hours before the start of the great mission, Paul disappears.

Movie Review: UNCANNY VALLEY (2016)

In the slums of the future, VR junkies satisfy their violent impulses in online entertainment. An expert player discovers that the line between games and reality is starting to fade away.

Movie Review: RED ROVER (2016)

Two teenagers from a remote religious community travel to town in search of shelter after being told by their Evangelical parents that an asteroid will soon destroy the earth.

Movie Review: A SHADOW OF DARA (2016)

A leader of a rebellion risks everything to find a powerful commander of an alien world who’s been captured by enemies and put into a fabricated reality for the extraction of valuable information.

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

 

#startrek50 – Star Trek at 50. Read reviews of Star Trek films.

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MOVIE POSTERSTAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
2013
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Star Trek: The Motion PictureStar Trek: The Motion Picture
1979
dir. Robert Wise
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Nimoy
THE WRATH OF KHANThe Wrath of Khan: Star Trek II
1982
dir. Nicholas Meyer
Starring
William Shatner
Nimoy
THE SEARCH FOR SPOCKThe Search for Spock: Star Trek III
1984
dir. Nimoy
Starring
William Shatner
Nimoy
STAR TREK IVStar Trek IV
1986
dir. Nimoy
Starring
William Shatner
Leonard Nimoy
STAR TREK VStar Trek V: The Final Frontier
1989
dir. William Shatner
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STAR TREK VIStar Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
1991
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RSVP FREE (or PWYL) Sci-Fi/Fantasy Toronto Film Festival. Thur. Sept 22nd. 7pm. Carlton

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday September 22nd. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas. Best of Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Films from all over the world.

http://www.wildsound.ca/scififantasytorontofilmfestival.html

This is easily the best lineup of Sci-Fi/Fantasy short films in the world. We can state that there has never been a better lineup of short films in these genres ever showcased at this or at any other festival, ever!

RSVP your FEEDBACK Toronto Film Festival seats. FREE or make a donation to the festival. See full details of every film being played. Discover the best of NEW short films from around the world:
http://www.wildsound.ca/scififantasytorontofilmfestival.html

We have a terrific lineup of films for our special 2016 event. Amazing sci-fi/fantasy short films from Bulgaria, Australia, Argentina, France, Sweden, and Canada.

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

Due to the popularity of the festival, we will now be doing 2 events a month. So if you can’t make one, you can make the other. Or, for example, if you don’t like Family Films – you can attend the Horror Festival! Or, you can attend both festivals as we love to have you.

RSVP for the Comedy/Documentary Festival on September 29th:
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html