Category Archives: Short Film

AUGUST 2018 – Read the best of NEW Short Screenplay Story Pitches

Short Film: Welcome To Pruitville – The Following by Tom Mason
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/short-film-welcome-to-pruitville-the-following-by-tom-mason/

Short Film: You can Call me Alice by Antonio Sequeira
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/short-film-you-can-call-me-alice-by-antonio-sequeira/

Short Film: THE REVENGE OF BLOODY JULIET by Ezalaine Mae Albuera
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/short-film-the-revenge-of-bloody-juliet-by-ezalaine-mae-albuera/

Short Film: SOCIAL SCIENCE by Logan Long
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/24/short-film-social-science-by-logan-long/

Short Film: Pari Leto by Jason Seelmann
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/short-film-pari-leto-by-jason-seelmann/

Short Film: Moon and Fishes by Arshia Zeinali
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/23/short-film-moon-and-fishes-by-arshia-zeinali-2/

Short Film: Shanghai: A West Side Story by Fernely Durand
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/18/short-film-shanghai-a-west-side-story-by-fernely-durand/

Short Film: Two Drums of Thought by Meysam Oghbaei
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-two-drums-of-thought-by-meysam-oghbaei/

Short Film: The Funeral Director by Thomas Scott
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-the-funeral-director-by-thomas-scott/

Short Film: Gloomy swamp by Álex Bandeira
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-gloomy-swamp-by-alex-bandeira/

Short Film: Happy Anniversary by Shivani Mehra
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-happy-anniversary-by-shivani-mehra/

Short Film: FOUL PLAY by Amber Rainey
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-foul-play-by-amber-rainey/

Short Film: EARTHMAN by Manuel Martinez Arcos
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-earthman-by-manuel-martinez-arcos/

Short Film: MANY DREAMS by Kellen Casara
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-many-dreams-by-kellen-casara/

Short Film: One Night Only by SA Brown
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/07/17/short-film-one-night-only-by-sa-brown/

Short Film: Brown Dog by Andrew Ward
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/short-film-brown-dog-by-andrew-ward/

Short Film: Butterfly’s feather passerby by Narjes Amin
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-butterflys-feather-passerby-by-narjes-amin/

Short Film: America for Sale or Russian Gambit by Aleks Kontr
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-america-for-sale-or-russian-gambit-by-aleks-kontr/

Short Film: A Lens Story by Michael Oshins
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-a-lens-story-by-michael-oshins/

Short Film: Happy Anniversary by Shivani Mehra
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-happy-anniversary-by-shivani-mehra-2/

Short Film: Gangster by Zain Assad
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/08/short-film-gangster-by-zain-assad/

Short Film: Gloomy swampy by Álex Bandeira
https://storypitches.wordpress.com/2018/08/03/short-film-gloomy-swampy-by-alex-bandeira/

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SHORT FILMS IN JULY 2018 – WATCH AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS FOR ALL 26 FILMS.

Submit your Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway:

A showcase of 26 short films in total from four festivals in Los Angeles & Toronto for July 2018.

festival posterMUM, 13min., India, Drama

festival posterDOWN TIME, 15min., France, Drama

festival posterJUST SAYING, 14min., UK, Drama/Dark Comedy

festival posterUNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterPUPPETS AND PUSHPINS, 4min., Canada, Dance/Music Video

festival posterESKIMO, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterBREATHLESS, 7min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterTHE BUTTER KNIFE, 6min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterHIT, 4min., New Zealand, Sports/Drama

festival posterGRANDFATHERHOOD, 27min., Russia, Drama/Family

festival posterTHE CLIMB, 9min., UK, Drama

festival posterSISTER IN ARMS, 9min., UK, Crime/Drama

festival posterTHE CALL, 10min., USA, Horror

festival posterCARL, 17min., USA, Drama

festival posterSNUG AS A BUG, 11min., UK, Comedy

festival posterHIGH CALORIE, 17min., Turkey, Family/Drama

festival posterSWEETER, 13min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterPRIEST TO PRIEST, 9min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterTHE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN, 13min., Canada, Family/Animation

festival posterJOYA MIA, 5min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterSWEET YOYO, 18min., Canada, Family/Drama

festival posterA PLACE IN THE CITY, 18min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

festival posterTHE LOVE INDUSTRY, 20min., USA, LGBT/Documentary

festival posterTHE LAST GIRL, 13min., Denmark, LGBT/Romance

festival posterMASQUERADE, 10min., USA, LGBT/Drama

festival posterWHO I AM, 17min, UK, LGBT/Drama

Short Films in June 2018 – Watch Audience FEEDBACK Videos for all 35 films.

Submit your Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway:

A showcase of 35 short films in total from four festivals in Los Angeles & Toronto for June 2018.

festival poster01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation festival posterSTAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental
festival posterTWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy festival posterOH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video
festival posterOH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary festival posterLAND OF MINE, 4min., Germany, Experimental
festival posterWHERE AM I – COLACOASTER, 3min., Italy/Austria, Music Video festival posterSUNFLOWER SUTRA, 4min., Netherlands, Music Video
festival posterTROUBLE, 3min., Austria, Music Video festival posterSUPPLE HEARTS, 5min., UK, Experimental
festival posterHAUL, 5min., Czech Republic, Music Video
festival posterBURIED, 14min., UK, Thriller/War festival posterAINHOA, 19min, Spain, Drama/Thriller
festival posterSTREAM OF DOUBTS, 11min., France, Drama/Fantasy festival posterMEASURE, 2min, UK, Horror/Drama
festival posterLIFE ON MARS, 16min., Spain, Drama festival posterVINDICTE, 26min., Germany, Drama/Family
festival posterSOUNDS OF FREEDOM, 5min, USA, TV WEB SERIES/Drama festival posterHEINOUS GIRLS, 5min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy
festival posterCOOL GIRLS “HOW TO THROW A GIRLS NIGHT OUT”, 8min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy festival posterCROW’S PEAK, 4min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Animation/Comedy
festival posterLEGAL FOX: A TASTE OF TRUMP, 3min., USA Drama/Comedy festival posterOTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, 5min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy
festival posterEDGAR’S INVENTION, 8min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi festival posterCHEATER, 7min., USA, Comedy/Drama
festival posterA STATIC WIND, 15min., Australia, Drama festival posterNOT THIS AGAIN, 8min, USA, Drama/Romance
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

 

Short Films in May 2018 – Watch Audience FEEDBACK Videos for all 31 films.

A showcase of 31 short films in total from four festivals in Los Angeles & Toronto for May 2018

festival posterBREAK ROOM, 15min., Canada, Action/Drama

festival poster9 SECONDS, 18min., USA, Action/Sci-Fi

festival posterTUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery

festival posterPREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror

festival posterCHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterCONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense

festival posterCROSSROADS, 12min, USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterNAMCAR NIGHT RACE, 17min., USA, Comedy/Mockumentary

festival poster(A) UTOMATED (I)IRRITATION, 6min., USA, Comedy/Sci-Fi

festival posterSAM THE HAM, 1min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterWHEN COMES THE RAIN, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterTHE FINAL SHOW, 9min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterPENTHOUSE SWEET, 9min., USA, Comedy/Drama

festival posterROSIE, OH, 8min, USA, Experimental/Family

festival posterTHE BUS TRIP, 13min., Sweden, Animation

festival posterAFTER LOVE, 6min., Hungary, Experimental/Romance

festival posterMARY & MARSHA IN THE MANOR OF MADNESS, 3min., USA, Animation

festival posterHANDS, 6min., UK, Experimental/Dance

festival posterPROJECT 1948, 13min., Bosnia, Documentary

festival posterREMAND, 40min., Uganda, Documentary

festival posterTHE UNDERGROUND ARTIST, USA, 3min., Documentary

festival posterMOTHERS & METHADONE, 11min, Canada, Documentary

festival posterWILDLAND, 25min., USA, Documentary

festival posterTHE FLOWER GATE, 15min., Israel, Fantasy

festival posterRENDEZ-VOUS, 2min., Canada, Fantasy

festival posterPHARMA LAB TRAINING VIDEO: 1, 9min., USA, Fantasy

festival posterTRUMPETS IN THE SKY, 12min., Belguim, Sci-Fi

festival posterMETTA VIA, 12min., Canada, Sci-Fi

festival posterTHE SUPER RECOGNISER, 11min., UK, Sci-Fi

festival posterSOLUK (BREATH), 5min., Turkey, Sci-Fi

festival posterAFTER WE HAVE LEFT OUR HOMES, 8min., UK, Sci-Fi

April 2018 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

32 short films. 40 screenplays. 8 novels & short stories = 80 works showcased for April 2018.

ACTORAPRIL 2018 DOC & FEMALE LEADS FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL
Videos from April 3rd event in Los Angeles
ACTORAPRIL 2018 EXPERIMENTAL FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL
Videos from April 16th event in Toronto
ACTORAPRIL 2018 LGBT/UNDER 5min. FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL
Videos from April 26th event in Toronto

ACTORAPRIL 2018 Winning FEATURE Screenplays

Full Performance Readings

ACTORAPRIL 2018 Winning TV PILOT/SPEC Screenplays

Full Performance Readings

ACTORAPRIL 2018 Winning 1ST SCENE Screenplays

Full Performance Readings

ACTORAPRIL 2018 Winning SHORT Screenplays

Full Performance Readings

ACTORAPRIL 2018 Winning BEST SCENE Screenplays

Full Performance Readings

ACTORAPRIL 2018 Winning NOVEL & SHORT STORIES

Full Performance Readings

ACTORAPRIL 2018 LGBT FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 FEMALE FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 EUROPEAN FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 EXPERIMENTAL FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 STUDENT FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 ACTION/ADVENTURE FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 ANIMATION FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 COMEDY FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 CRIME/MYSTERY FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 DRAMA FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 FAMILY FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 SCI-FI/FANTASY FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 HORROR FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 ROMANCE FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 THRILLER FESTIVAL Winners

Screenplays, Stories, Films

ACTORAPRIL 2018 FAN FICTION FESTIVAL

Watch the Winning Screenplay Reading

ACTORAPRIL 2018 Poetry Readings

Watch readings performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

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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

April 2018 Short Films that played at festival (Watch Audience Feedback Videos)

32 Short Films showcased in total!

festival posterSUNDAY DINNER, 15min., USA, Documentary

festival posterSCORCHED: MINE FIRES IN PENNSYLVANIA COAL COUNTRY, 6min., USA, Documentary

festival posterA GOOD BLINDER, 26min., USA, Documentary

festival posterSPINNING IN SLOW MOTION, 12min, Australia, Drama

festival posterI PROMISED HER LIFE, 15min., Drama/Family

festival posterCITY GIRL, 10min., Drama

festival posterJOY! BLUE MOON, 3min., USA, Animation/Music

festival posterWHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video</a

festival posterNIGHT LIVE, 7min., China, Experimental/New Media

festival posterVOICES, 6min., Italy, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterTHE NIGHT SKY, 3min., Sweden, Experimental

festival posterCALO MESA – TECHNO HIPPIE, 3min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterSAMFAELINI: BUSBY BERKELEY’S DREAM ABERRATIONS, 2min., UK, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterEPINEPHRINE, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival posterTRAINS – RADIO CUT, 3min., UK, Music Video

festival posterBLACK BIRD, 4min., USA, Experimental/Fantasy

festival posterTHE LONGING RITUAL, 4min., USA, Experimental/Animation

festival posterYOU’RE DEAD WRONG, 6min., Canada, Music Video

festival posterALL FALLS DOWN, 6min., USA, Experimental/Documentary

festival posterSAINT ETIENNE – MAGPIE EYES, 3min., Music Video

festival posterTHE FRUIT MACHINE, 16min., Canada, LGBT/Drama

festival posterBOY, 9min., USA, LGBT/Drama

festival posterCHRICKLE, 7min., Sweden, LGBT/Experimental

festival posterMATTHEW, 6min., USA, LGBT/Family

festival posterYOURS FAITHFULLY EDNA WELTHORPE (MRS), UK, Animation/Comedy

festival posterVOWS, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation

festival posterA LETTER FROM LETICIA, 3min., Argentina, Animation

festival posterDAUGHTER, 3min., Canada, Drama/Family

festival posterMILE, 1min., USA, Drama

festival posterTRAIN

festival posterWINE AND EGGS, 5min., Turkey, Drama

festival posterORNAMENT OF BEAUTY, USA, Thriller/Fantasy

April 2018 – Read interview with TOP upcoming directors.

Read interviews with top filmmakers from around the world today. By Matthew Toffolo.

Interview with Filmmaker Adriana Falcinelli (DYING FOR A LIVING)
Interview with Filmmaker Adriana Falcinelli (DYING FOR A LIVING)

Interview with Filmmaker Anuj Gulati (THE MANLIEST MAN)
Interview with Filmmaker Anuj Gulati (THE MANLIEST MAN)

Interview with Director Elen JI (DINNER FOR TWO)
Interview with Director Elen JI (DINNER FOR TWO)

Interview with Director Leslie Aldana (THE WRITER’S WOMAN)
Interview with Director Leslie Aldana (THE WRITER’S WOMAN)

Interview with Filmmaker Hollis Sherman-Pepe (TO QUIET MY MIND)
Interview with Filmmaker Hollis Sherman-Pepe (TO QUIET MY MIND)

Interview with Filmmaker Anna Southgate (I SEEK ASYLUM)
Interview with Filmmaker Anna Southgate (I SEEK ASYLUM)

Interview with filmmaker Linnea Ritland (VIOLET AND JUNE)
Interview with filmmaker Linnea Ritland (VIOLET AND JUNE)

Interview with Screenwriter & Executive Producer Mark Renshaw (THE SURVIVOR)
Interview with Screenwriter & Executive Producer Mark Renshaw (THE SURVIVOR)

Interview with Filmmaker Sara Zia Ebrahimi (THE FBI BLEW UP MY ICE SKATES)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2018/03/16/interview-with-filmmaker-sara-zia-ebrahimi-the-fbi-blew-up-my-ice-skates/