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Top 20 Short Screenplays of 2018

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ACTORFANTASY Short Screenplay – AFTERLIFE ESTATES
February 2018 Reading
by Laina Burgess
ACTORCONSPIRACY Short Screenplay – THE ORDER
February 2018 Reading
by Jean Buschmann
ACTOREXPERIMENTAL Short Screenplay – MOTORIST
February 2018 Reading
by Julie Thor Fryd
ACTORCRIME SHORT Screenplay
March 2018 Reading
by Christine Sherwood
ACTORCRIME SHORT Screenplay – WHEN THE DUST SETTLES
March 2018 Reading
by Derek W. Wright
ACTORSTUDENT SHORT Screenplay – DIMAGGIO
March 2018 Reading
by Taylor Zaccario
ACTORIN THE WOODS – Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Rachel Greenhoe
ACTORTHE BROKEN KINGDOM – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mark Renshaw

ACTORTHE SEEKER – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Kaitlyn Kowalski

ACTORA SHORT DROP AND A SUDDEN STOP – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Margaret Dane

ACTORSANCTUARY CITY – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stephanie Annis

ACTORWinning HORROR Short Screenplay – THE SNEEZE by Martin Reese

ACTORWinning Short Screenplay – BROCCOLI by Tiger Ji

ACTORShort Screenplay: NORTHWOOD by John Fraser
August 2018

ACTORShort Screenplay: WHERE I’M LEFT by Annaliese Von Der Burg
August 2018

ACTORShort Screenplay: NORTHWOOD by John Fraser
August 2018

ACTORShort Screenplay: WHERE I’M LEFT by Annaliese Von Der Burg
August 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: SHOOTING by Isaac Sweeney
October 2018

STORYWINNING SHORT SCREENPLAY: OF THE SEA by Marc Gatschner
November 2018

STORYDIVERSITY SHORT Screenplay: NORTH STAR by PJ Palmer
December 2018

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JANUARY 2019 SHORT SCREENPLAY WINNING READINGS

FilmFreeway exclusive Festival:

 

festival poster1pg. COMEDY SHORT SCREENPLAY: Ginger Snap by Eileen Wilson

festival posterFEMALE FESTIVAL SHORT SCREENPLAY: A Chance of Success by Malgorzata Suwala & Marta Jagniewska
festival posterUnder 5min. SHORT SCREENPLAY: Paying The Night Differential by Paul Weidknecht

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

WATCH THE WINNING SHORT SCREENPLAYS FOR DECEMBER 2018

FilmFreeway exclusive Festival:

 

STORYLGBT SHORT Screenplay: CAIROS by Zach Paul Brown
December 2018

STORY1pg. SHORT Screenplay: THE CLICHE by Eileen Wilson
December 2018

STORYANIMATION SHORT Screenplay: A STITCH IN TIME by Rita Pomade
December 2018

STORYTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay: STATESIDE by Matthew Bernal
December 2018

STORYTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay: JIMMY by Michael Aliotti
December 2018

STORYDIVERSITY SHORT Screenplay: NORTH STAR by PJ Palmer
December 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: BINGO: THE LAST TRUE BLOOD SPORT by Joe Starzyk
December 2018

STORYDRAMA SHORT Screenplay: NOW YOU SEE ME by Kevin W. Brooks
December 2018

 

 

 

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel
Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Winning SHORT Screenplay Reading of Bingo: The Last True Blood Sport by Joe Starzyk

It’s never pretty when you take an inside look at the dirty little secret that is nursing home Bingo.

CAST LIST:

Roger: Kirk Gordon
The Caller: Jarrod Terrill
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Connie: Nancy Kenny
Stella: Gauri Prasad

Submit your Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway:

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Winning DIVERSITY Short Screenplay Reading of NORTH STAR by P.J. Palmer

 

While struggling to keep his marriage intact, a rural rancher makes hard sacrifices to survive an ongoing crisis.

CAST LIST:

News Anchor: Jarrod Terrill
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
James: Kirk Gordon
Erin: Gauri Prasad

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

SHORT FILMS IN NOVEMBER 2018 – WATCH AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS FOR ALL 23 FILMS.

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A showcase of 23 short films in total from six festivals in Los Angeles & Toronto for October 2018.

festival posterINCALL, 10min., USA, Thriller

festival posterHOODYMAN, 6min., United Arab Emirates, Thriller

festival posterBOONDOGGLE, 11min, UK, Thriller

festival posterLIVING WITH A MONSTER, 4min, Canada, Horror/Comedy

festival posterGOLDBLOODED, 9min., USA, Action/Crime

festival posterTHE ROSE GARDEN, 3min., USA, Thriller/Animation

festival posterTHE DOOR, 5min., USA, Thriller

festival posterTHE HOBBYIST, 8min., USA, Thriller

festival poster2.5 MILLION, 22min., USA, Action/Documentary

festival posterLADY OF THE NIGHT, 13min., Norway, LGBT

festival posterZAYA, 6min., Canada, LGBT

festival posterCROWNING CHANGE – THE ERIN O’FLAHERTY STORY, 17min., USA, LGBT

festival posterPELICAN, 5min., USA, LGBT

festival posterMANY LOVES, ONE HEART, 18min., USA, LGBT

festival posterBREATHING THROUGH A STRAW, 18min., Canada, LGBT

festival posterRECONNECTED, 15min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival poster#NOMORE, 16min., USA, Drama

festival posterREGRETS, 8min, UK, Drama

festival posterMEA CULPA, 6min., USA, Comedy/Crime

festival posterBETWEEN US, 10min, USA, Drama/Family

festival posterFIRST STEP, 9min., USA, Drama

festival posterMORGEN, 10min., USA, Documentary

festival posterNON-DISCLOSURE, 15min., USA, Drama

Winning Short Screenplay: Of the sea by Marc Gatschner

 

An aging surfer reflects on his past while facing an uncertain future.

CAST LIST:

Mark: Peter Mark Raphael
Gonzo: : Isaiah Kolundzic
Narrator: Esther Thibault
Sarah: Monica Knox
Rev: Dan Cristofori

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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