Category Archives: Matthew Toffolo wildsound

July 2018 – Read the best of Film Festival interviews from around the world:

Interview by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Festival Director Ivan Sosnin (Unknown Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Ivan Sosnin (Unknown Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Olivia Carmel (COPPER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Director Olivia Carmel (COPPER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Director Alecs Nastoiu (SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) )
Interview with Festival Director Alecs Nastoiu (SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) )

Interview with Festival Director Daniel Wesseik (Pannen op Het Dak)
Interview with Festival Director Daniel Wesseik (Pannen op Het Dak)

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RSVP the JUNE 2018 Festival Events in Toronto (3) – Free or PWYL

3 EVENTS TO RSVP for the JUNE 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival Events.
A showcase of the best short films from around the world today!!!

Fest #1: WEB SERIES & YOUNG FILMMAKERS Short Film Festival: Monday June 18th. 7pm Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto

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

RSVP at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com

A showcase of the BEST Web Series made today.
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Fest #2: EUROPEAN Short Film Festival: Monday June 25th. 7pm Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto

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

RSVP at forwards@wildsoundfestival.com

Films from France, Germany, Spain, UK, and the USA
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Fest #3: EXPERIMENTAL Short Film Festival: Thursday June 28th. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto

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

RSVP at tickets@wildsound.ca

Films from Austria, Czech Republic, Columbia, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Uganda, UK and the USA.
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We are introducing you to watch the best short films from around the world – guaranteed!

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker.

To RSVP, simply reply to the emails and RSVP! Or, go to the festival program page and get your tickets there.
Tickets are FREE or Pay What you Like to cover the cinema costs.

May 2018 – Read the best of Filmmaker Interviews

Read 14 interviews from up and coming filmmakers that had their film shown at the FEEDBACK Film Festival events. By Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Filmmaker Andy Fortenbacher (ORNAMENT OF BEAUTY)
Interview with Filmmaker Andy Fortenbacher (ORNAMENT OF BEAUTY)

Interview with Filmmaker Christian Arnold (CHRICKE)
Interview with Filmmaker Christian Arnold (CHRICKE)

Interview with Filmmaker Declan Quinlan (BOY)
Interview with Filmmaker Declan Quinlan (BOY)

Interview with Filmmaker Mark McKinsey (VOWS)
Interview with Filmmaker Mark McKinsey (VOWS)

Interview with Filmmaker Ramon Blanquer (SAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS)
Interview with Filmmaker Ramon Blanquer (SAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS)

Interview with Filmmaker Dazhi Huang (NIGHT LIVE)
Interview with Filmmaker Dazhi Huang (NIGHT LIVE)

Interview with Filmmaker Sari Eran Herskovitz (TRAIN)
Interview with Filmmaker Sari Eran Herskovitz (TRAIN)

Interview with Filmmaker Kat Scott (EPINEPHRINE)
Interview with Filmmaker Kat Scott (EPINEPHRINE)

Interview with Filmmaker Shaun Wright (A GOOD BLINDER)
Interview with Filmmaker Shaun Wright (A GOOD BLINDER)

Interview with Filmmaker Alberto Nacci (VOICES)
Interview with Filmmaker Alberto Nacci (VOICES)

Interview with Filmmaker Leigh Bloomfield (THE NIGHT SKY)
Interview with Filmmaker Leigh Bloomfield (THE NIGHT SKY)

Interview with Filmmaker John Vollmer (JOY! BLUE MOON)
Interview with Filmmaker John Vollmer (JOY! BLUE MOON)

Interview with Filmmaker Robert Nazar Arjoyan (I PROMISED HER LIFE)
Interview with Filmmaker Robert Nazar Arjoyan (I PROMISED HER LIFE)

Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)
Interview with Filmmaker Kaitlin Creadon (FOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD)

May 2018 – Read the best of Film Festival Interviews

Here what they have to say about FilmFreeway too!

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

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

FilmFreeway is great! We use it exclusively for our festival. I like to have everything in one place. It is my submission site of preference when submitting as well so I’m a huge fan here!

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

FilmFreeway is incredible. We used other services in the past but now take submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway because it is easy to use and the customer service is outstanding.

Interview with Festival Director Marc D. Lyons (Variety International Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Marc D. Lyons (Variety International Film Festival)

We love partnering with filmfreeway!, its literally a one stop shop for fillmakers and festivals!, we can screen and judge all in one place. It makes life so much easier not having to chase down the many different formats films today come in.

Interview with Festival Director Eric Morgret (Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival))

It’s a great service! I think we were the 4th festival to sign up for them a few years back and since day one they have been responsive and helpful with any questions we have had. They also work hard to improve the service and are always adding useful services and tools.

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)

So far, so good. The submissions have been trickling in slowly, probably because we’re a first year festival and our final deadline is still a ways off. We’re mostly getting submissions for short films right now and looking forward to seeing more features come our way.

Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))
Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))

The submission process has been great. Last year we got on the Top-100 Best Reviewed Festivals list for quite a while, which definitely boosted our submissions significantly. Furthermore, we have noticed filmmakers whose works we have previously screened resubmitting to us, which is always nice to see. The only downside is that the amount of quality submissions we receive makes the selection process very hard.

Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)

So far, so good. I found FilmFreeway to be very user friendly as a filmmaker myself, and its entry process helped me win about half of my film and TV Awards. Running Avalonia Festival on it is also​ relatively​ easy, time consuming at times, but nothing I can’t handle. ​

January 2018 – Read Interview with top Film Directors

14 Filmmaker Interviews from artists from all over the world:

Interview with Filmmaker Jesse Gotfrit (SUNLIGHT OVER WATER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/12/29/interview-with-filmmaker-jesse-gotfrit-sunlight-over-water/

Interview with Filmmaker Parry Majmudar (LOSING CLAIRE)
Interview with Filmmaker Parry Majmudar (LOSING CLAIRE)

Interview with Filmmaker Nikodem Rautszko (DE GLACE)

Interview with Filmmaker Nikodem Rautszko (DE GLACE)

Interview with Filmmaker Daeryun Chang (CALL COHO)

Interview with Filmmaker Daeryun Chang (CALL COHO)

Interview with Filmmaker Hendricksen Armand (COSPLAY: BEHIND THE MASK)

Interview with Filmmaker Hendricksen Armand (COSPLAY: BEHIND THE MASK)

Interview with Filmmaker Mike Johnson (OCEANIC ALIENS)

Interview with Filmmaker Mike Johnson (OCEANIC ALIENS)

Interview with Filmmaker Stephanie Knöbl (PEPITA & MAX)

Interview with Filmmaker Stephanie Knöbl (PEPITA & MAX)

Interview with Filmmaker Stephen Riscica (IT GETS BETTER?)
Interview with Filmmaker Stephen Riscica (IT GETS BETTER?)

Interview with Animation Filmmaker Marleia A. Alfaro (BARRY THE BLOBFISH)
Interview with Animation Filmmaker Marleia A. Alfaro (BARRY THE BLOBFISH)

Interview with Animation Filmmaker Ina Conradi (CHRYSALIS)
Interview with Animation Filmmaker Ina Conradi (CHRYSALIS)

Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Susan Shulman (PURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES)
Interview with Animator/Filmmaker Susan Shulman (PURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES)

Interview with Filmmaker Adriano Curci (A FOREST)
Interview with Filmmaker Adriano Curci (A FOREST)

Interview with Filmmaker Will Kim (GLORIOUS VICTORY)
Interview with Filmmaker Will Kim (GLORIOUS VICTORY)

Interview with the film team of the short film CHRISTINE (Jessica Adler, Kate Montgomery, Stephanie Serra)
Interview with the film team of the short film CHRISTINE (Jessica Adler, Kate Montgomery, Stephanie Serra)

Interview with Filmmaker Jessica Batson (ORACLE)
Interview with Filmmaker Jessica Batson (ORACLE)

Winning ANIMATION Feature Screenplay – STORM DRAGON, by Joey Curtis and Danny Klein

Watch the Winning SEPTEMBER 2017 Feature screenplay.

An outcast dragonfly unites a crew of misfit swamp critters to save the life of a boy trapped in a hurricane.

Genre: Animation, Family, Drama, Adventure

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Laura Kyswaty
B-Fly/Luther: Cameron LeRoy
Skylar: Rachel Rain Packota
Tatsu: Cory Bertrand
Pondhawk: Jim Canale
Aura: Regan Brown

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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

September 2017 – Interviews with Award Winning Filmmakers and Screenwriters

Read the best of interviews with some of the most talented people working in the industry today.

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

FILMMAKERS AND SCREENWRITERS – 7

Interview with Director Lindsay Penn (NO STRINGS ATTACHED)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/05/interview-with-director-lindsay-penn-no-strings-attached/

FilmFreeway is a dream come true. So simple to find out where festivals are, when they are, and which festivals are looking for a film like yours.

 

Interview with Winning Feature Screenplay Writer – Richard Geiwitz (THE LAST PRISON)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/06/interview-with-winning-feature-screenplay-writer-richard-geiwitz-the-last-prison/

It’s easy to use and actually fun, like shopping on Amazon. There are a lot of festivals to choose from. It’s easy to search for festivals and the many filters save a lot of time.

 

Interview with Winning Sci-Fi Short Screenplay Writer – Auriga Ifill (SID)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/06/interview-with-winning-sci-fi-short-screenplay-writer-auriga-ifill-sid/

Quick & painless.

 

Interview with Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner – Gil Saint (ROCKETEERS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/06/interview-with-fan-fiction-screenplay-winner-gil-saint-rocketeers/

So far, so good. They’ve made submitting easy, and I’m extremely grateful for that.

 

Interview with LGBT TV Pilot Screenplay Winner – Jess Harris DiStefano (THE DISAPPEARANCE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/06/interview-with-lgbt-tv-pilot-screenplay-winner-jess-harris-distefano-the-disappearance/

I love FilmFreeway. Super easy when it comes to submitting and tracking statuses.

 

Interview with Winning Student TV PILOT Screenplay Winner – K. Wayman Dodd (EVERHART)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/05/interview-with-winning-student-tv-pilot-screenplay-winner-k-wayman-dodd-everhart/

Pretty great! It’s been really helpful.

 

Interview with Winning Feature Screenplay Writer George M. Johnson (PEACE PLEDGE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/05/interview-with-winning-feature-screenplay-writer-george-m-johnson-peace-pledge/

It has been great!