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January 2020 Winning Writings (68)

Watch the 68 screenplays & stories performed at the festival in January 2020.

1 Feature Screenplay:

LGBT Feature Script Winner: JESS, by Sean J.S. Jourdan & Danielle Prall
LGBT Feature Screenplay Winner: Jess, by Sean J.S. Jourdan, Danielle Prall

2 TV Screenplays:

SPEC of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, by Jordan Champagne
TV SPEC Reading of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia “The Gang Gets Diverse”, by Jordan Champagne

TV PILOT: SECTOR: 2814, by Jonathan Mabee
Winning TV PILOT Screenplay Reading: Sector: 2814 (Green Lantern), by Jonathan Mabee

7 Short Screenplays:

ANIMATION Short: BARRINGTON BUNNY, by Sandy Wolf
Winning ANIMATION Short Screenplay: BARRINGTON BUNNY, by Sandy Wolf

COMEDY Short: DECISIONS, by Anna Bezahler, Thorunn Sigurdardottir
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/12/28/comedy-short-screenplay-reading-decisions-by-anna-bezahler-thorunn-sigurdardottir/

LA 1pg. Short: THE LAST TIME I SAW MARY, by Adam Steinfeld
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/18/1pg-short-screenplay-reading-the-last-time-i-saw-mary-by-adam-steinfeld/

LA 1pg. Short: ENERGY, by Devin Klos
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/27/1pg-short-screenplay-energy-by-devin-klos/

LA 1pg. Short: DAY AFTER DISASTER, by Sara F. Hathaway
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/27/1pg-short-screenplay-day-after-disaster-the-changing-earth-series-by-sara-f-hathaway/

LA 1pg. Short: THE MIDDLING CLASS, by Amanda J. Bermudez
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/27/1pg-short-screenplay-the-middling-class-by-amanda-j-bermudez/

LA 1pg. Short: FELLOWSHIP, by Bonnie Brookby
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2019/12/27/1pg-short-screenplay-fellowship-by-bonnie-brookby/

13 1st Scene Screenplays:

DRAMA Script: THE PINCH, by James Raynor
DRAMA 1st Scene Script Reading: The Pinch, by James Raynor

THRILLER Script: THE JOURNAL OF SECOND LIEUTENTANT ISAAC BANGS, by George Deighl Jr.
https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/2020/01/26/thriller-festival-1st-scene-script-the-journal-of-second-lieutentant-issac-bangs-unabridged-by-george-deihl-jr/

DRAMA Script: UM-MERICA, by Sam Nosratian
https://festivalfordrama.com/2019/12/27/1st-scene-drama-screenplay-reading-um-merica-by-sam-nosratian/

LGBT Script: DEATH AT SEA, by Samuel Heath
https://lgbttorontofilmfestival.com/2019/12/27/1st-scene-lgbt-screenplay-reading-death-at-sea-by-samuel-heath/

LGBT Script: CUTTING EDGE, by Renee Galloway Golden
https://lgbttorontofilmfestival.com/2019/12/27/1st-scene-lgbt-screenplay-reading-cutting-edge-by-renee-galloway-golden/

1st Scene Script: FLESH AND BLONE, by John McCarney
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/27/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-flesh-and-bone-by-john-mccarney/

1st Scene Script: ACCEPTANCE, by Laurent Auclair
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/28/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-acceptance-by-laurent-auclair/

1st Scene Script: DAY OF THE BAD HAIR, by Jason Stratton
https://firstscenescreenplay.com/2019/12/28/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-day-of-the-bad-hair-by-jason-stratton/

LGBT Script: JUST A GIRL (AKA SWERVE), by Minsum Park & Teddy Tenebaum
https://lgbttorontofilmfestival.com/2020/01/20/lgbt-1st-scene-script-reading-just-a-girl-aka-swerve-by-minsun-park-teddy-tenenbaum/

Sci-Fi Script: THE DAY THE CORN HATCHED, by Susan Boger
https://fantasyscififestival.com/2020/01/20/sci-fi-1st-scene-script-reading-the-day-the-corn-hatched-by-susan-boger/

Sci-Fi Script: INDIGO CHILD, by David Leidy & Greg Paul
https://fantasyscififestival.com/2020/01/20/sci-fi-1st-scene-script-reading-indigo-child-by-david-leidy-greg-paul/

ACTION Script: CADILLAC MIKE, by Alexander Storm & Julian Brantley
https://crimemysteryfestival.com/2020/01/20/action-crime-1st-scene-script-reading-cadillac-mike-by-alexander-storm-julian-brantley/

LA Script: RESET BUTTON, by Paul Root
https://lafeedbackfilmfestival.com/2020/01/20/1st-scene-script-reading-reset-button-by-paul-root/

35 Best Scene Scripts:

BEST Scene Script THE CHANNEL: RYAN GORDON, by Art Blum
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2020/01/25/best-scene-script-reading-from-the-channel-ryan-gordon-by-art-blum/

TV Script: A GUIDE TO BASIC POLITICS, by Hiram Alexander Orozco
https://tvfestival.org/2019/12/18/tv-best-scene-script-reading-a-guide-to-basic-politics-by-hiram-alexander-orozco/

TV Script: LIBERTINE, by Michael Mizrahi & Zoe Warncke
https://tvfestival.org/2019/12/18/tv-best-scene-script-reading-libertine-by-michael-mizrahi-zoe-warncke/

LGBT Script: EVERYBODY SAYS GOODBYE, by Michael R. Barnard
https://lgbttorontofilmfestival.com/2019/12/19/lgbt-best-scene-script-reading-everybody-says-goodbye-by-michael-r-barnard/

LGBT Script: ACROSS THE NEON HOURS, by J. Malia Miranda
https://lgbttorontofilmfestival.com/2019/12/19/lgbt-best-scene-screenplay-reading-across-the-neon-hours-by-j-malia-miranda/

Sci-Fi Script: RIB MEAT, by Josh Robbins
https://fantasyscififestival.com/2019/12/19/sci-fi-best-scene-script-reading-rib-meat-by-josh-robbins/

CRIME Script: LENAS RULES, by Ken Comer
https://crimemysteryfestival.com/2019/12/19/action-crime-mystery-festival-best-scene-lenas-rules-by-ken-comer/

COMEDY Script: TUTANKHAMUN NOT IN COMMON, by Robert B. Rogers
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/12/19/comedy-best-scene-script-reading-tutankhamun-not-in-common-by-robert-b-rogers/

ROMANCE Script: LOVE AT FIRST CHRISTMAS, by Jeanne Dukes
https://festivalforromance.com/2019/12/27/romance-best-scene-reading-love-at-first-christmas-by-jeanne-dukes/

THRILLER Script: CHANCE, by John Fraser
https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/2019/12/28/thriller-best-scene-reading-chance-by-john-fraser/

THRILLER Script: SPY HARMONY, by Wolfgang Schuler
https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/2019/12/28/thriller-best-scene-screenplay-reading-spy-harmony-by-wolfgang-schuler/

THRILLER Script: M FOR MOLE MURDER, by Sonja Knyssok
https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/2019/12/28/thriller-best-scene-screenplay-reading-m-for-mole-murder-by-sonja-knyssok/

PITCHES Script: ROMWAR, by Mitchell Braunstein
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-romwar-by-mitchell-braunstein/

PITCHES Script: GEEKS: A LOVE STORY, by Andrew Fisk
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-geeks-a-love-story-by-andrew-fisk/

PITCHES Script: THE FORGE, by Howard W. Robertson
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-screenplay-reading-the-forge-by-howard-w-robertson/

PITCHES Script: WHAT DOCTOR (DOCTOR WHO TV), by Jerry Kokich
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-what-doctor-by-jerry-kokich-doctor-who-tv-show/

PITCHES Script: Flares, by Shruti Tewari
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-flares-by-shruti-tewari/

PITCHES Script: ORADOUR, by Vaughn Roste
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-oradour-by-vaughn-roste/

PITCHES Script: QUEST FOR LIGHT ADVENTURE OF THE MAGI, by Byron Anderson
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-quest-for-light-adventure-of-the-magi-by-byron-anderson/

PITCHES Script: THE MAN WHO STOPS TIME, by Paul Sargia
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-the-man-who-stops-time-by-paul-sargia/

PITCHES Script: LANA’S WORLD, by Lizanne Southgate
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/tv-best-scene-script-reading-lanas-world-by-lizanne-southgate/

PITCHES Script: HR HUMAN RESOURCE, by Jennifer Grubbs
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-hr-human-resource-by-jennifer-grubbs/

PITCHES Script: FOREFATHERS FEARS (Star Trek TV), by Chris Hardie
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-forefathers-fears-by-chris-hardie-star-trek-tv-show/

PITCHES Script: PLIGHT, by Ronald Sandoval
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-plight-by-ronald-sandoval/

PITCHES Script: EAST OF WARSAW, by Raphael Ben Jacob & Scot J. Mathisson
https://storypitches.com/2019/12/28/best-scene-script-reading-east-of-warsaw-by-raphael-ben-jacob-scot-j-mathisson/

Best Scene Script: UNDER THE OSPREYS EYE, by Joan Bellstein
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/2019/12/18/best-scene-script-reading-under-the-ospreys-eye-by-joan-bellstein/

ROMANCE Script: THE HOMESICK ELEPHANT, by Almas Alardhi
https://festivalforromance.com/2019/12/28/romance-best-scene-script-the-homesick-elephant-by-almas-alardhi/

ANIMATION Script: DOG #9, by Lee Lawson
https://feedbackanimationfestival.com/2020/01/26/animation-best-scene-screenplay-dog-9-by-lee-lawson/

CRIME Script: EYES OF A SWAMI, by Kim Renner
https://crimemysteryfestival.com/2020/01/26/action-best-scene-screenplay-eyes-of-a-swami-by-kim-renner/

LGBT Script: CONSEQUENCES OF LIVING A LIE, by Kieron O’Sullivan
https://lgbttorontofilmfestival.com/2020/01/26/lgbt-best-scene-screenplay-consequences-of-living-a-lie-by-kieron-osullivan/

LGBT Script: ADONIX, by Daniel Boddicker
https://lgbttorontofilmfestival.com/2020/01/26/lgbt-best-scene-script-adonix-by-daniel-boddicker/

BEST Scene Script: LIVING IN THE MOMENTS, by Stephen Beyer
https://storypitches.com/2020/01/26/best-scene-screenplay-reading-living-in-the-moments-by-stephen-beyer/

BEST Scene Script: ADAM AND E.V.E., by Malcolm Carter
https://storypitches.com/2020/01/26/best-scene-screenplay-adam-and-e-v-e-by-malcolm-carter/

BEST Scene Script: BLAZING SADALSTHE CREEPERS LOUNGE, by Steven Stark
https://storypitches.com/2020/01/26/best-scene-script-reading-blazing-sandalsthe-creepers-lounge-by-steven-stark/

10 NOVEL and SHORT STORY Readings:

NOVEL: PERFECTIONS, by J.L. Spelbring
Novel Transcript Reading: PERFECTION, by J.L. Spelbring

NOVEL: OCAAT, by Ruthie Robinson
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2020/01/21/novel-transcript-reading-ocaat-by-ruthie-robinson/

NOVEL MY PIMPED OUT MARRIAGE, by Felicia Nelson Davis
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2020/01/21/novel-transcript-reading-my-pimped-out-marriage-by-felicia-nelson-davis/

SHORT STORY: TOWER, by Devin Klos
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-tower-by-devin-klos/

SHORT STORY: THE HOUSE OF AFFLICTION, by Fadrian Bartley
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-the-house-of-affliction-by-fadrian-bartley/

SHORT STORY: SAVED BY THE SKIN, by M. Maureen Skahan
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-saved-by-the-skin-by-m-maureen-skahan/

SHORT STORY: NO GOOD DEED GOES UNSHOVELED, by Herb Schultz
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-no-good-deed-goes-unshoveled-by-herb-schultz/

SHORT STORY: CUPID AND PSYCHEBY, by Nikki Broadwell
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-cupid-and-psycheby-nikki-broadwell/

SHORT STORY: SWAMPED, by Lionel Walfish
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-swamped-by-lionel-walfish/

SHORT STORY: THE WOMAN IN THE ROOM, by Christina Hamlett
https://novelwritingfestival.com/2019/12/19/short-story-reading-the-woman-in-the-room-by-christina-hamlett/

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Winning Short Screenplay: The Bright Fire, by Zou Zou

Two cousins who go to the same elementary school share a beautiful and innocent friendship. However, the different family they have gives them different personalities, which leads to a horrible school tragedy.

CAST LIST:

Fong: Gena Abella
Liang: Wildred Lee
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Wei: Tiffany Elefano
Hong: Elizabeth Morriss

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

May 2018 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

31 short films. 31 screenplays. 9 novels & short stories = 71 winners in total for May 2018.

ACTORFOR A GOOD LIFE – Feature Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Natalia Maslin
ACTORAMERICAN SNAKE PIT – Feature Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
Dan Tomasulo
ACTORGALAPAGOS – TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Lukas Hassel
ACTORREMOTELY WORKING – Comedy TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bill Baber
ACTORMY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER – 1st Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
ACTORTIME SLIP – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Meredith Hill
ACTORTWEED – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Christopher SCott McClure Phd.
ACTORDELIVER ME PIZZARIE – Best TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Anne Luong
ACTORPAYCHECK 2 PAYCHECK – Best Scene TV Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Chris Skeeter
ACTORTHE LAST CAMPOUT – FAN FICTION Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade
ACTORTHE THINGS WE MISS – LGBT 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bonnie Brookby
ACTORTHE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS – FAN FICTION 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Elisa Herrman
ACTORTRIGGERS – 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Robert J. Sawyer
ACTORTHE PAPER PRINCESS – ANIMATION 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stephanie Barnes
ACTORWAVERLY RIDING – FEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Carla Miles
ACTORTHE FIRST A.I. PRESIDENT – FANTASY 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bernard S. Smith
ACTORBURSTING FOR A BREAK – 1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Kelly Lamphaer Dash
ACTORMIRRORS – Under 5mi. Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by R. Harris Smith
ACTOR4TH ROW CENTER – Short Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Frank Vespe
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
ACTORTHE KANDAHAR MAN – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by J. Jermaine Jones
ACTORSTARLIGHT: LONG WAY HOME – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by John Roger
ACTORTHE SKY BELOW – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stacey Derasmo
ACTORTHE STATE OF WYOMING – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Gillian Will
ACTORUNFINISHED BUSINESS – COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Deborah Klika
ACTORDESTINY’S VESSEL – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Susanne Lutas
ACTORM DEMON KILLER – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Mark Hammond
ACTORMAGIC MAN – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Norma Hickox
ACTORTHE CUT – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Christopher Kerr
ACTORTOUCH – Best Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Scott Timmins
ACTORSIDEKICKS – NOVEL Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Linda Palmer
ACTORA KIND OF MARRIAGE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Stevie Turner
ACTORTHE SECOND CHANCE GARDENER – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Sharon Gunason Pottinger
ACTORTHE AFTERLIFE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by R.G. Renauld
ACTORWHO’S AT THE DOOR – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Mary Barr
ACTORAVALEIGH’S AMAZING ADVENTURES – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Rita Cragwall
ACTORPOSTMORDERNISTIC LOVE – SHORT STORY Reading
May 2018 Reading
by Mary Matshine
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

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

26 short films. 23 screenplays. 6 short stories and novels = 55 winning videos (record setting!)

ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 ROMANCE FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 FAMILY & ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 CRIME & THRILLER FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORANIMATION Feature Screenplay – STORM DRAGON
September 2017 Reading
by Joey Curtis & Danny Klein
ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – WORD GAMES
September 2017 Reading
by Joel Stern
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – QUANTICO Show
September 2017 Reading
by Leslie Lyshkob
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – BOJACK HORSEMAN show
September 2017 Reading
by Cameron Chapman
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – WELCOME TO CRYSTAL LAKE (Friday the 13th)
September 2017 Reading
by Mike Mead
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – KODAK MOMENT
September 2017 Reading
by John Cruz Alarid
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – CELTIC BLOOD
September 2017 Reading
by Richard William Masterson
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – BROTHER’S MCSHANE
September 2017 Reading
by
ACTORFAMILY 1st Scene Screenplay – FOREVER CHARLEE
September 2017 Reading
by Hank Isaac
ACTORSTUDENT 1st Scene Screenplay – THE BOXMAN
September 2017 Reading
by Alexander Beale
ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay – THE FLUTE OF PEACE
September 2017 Reading
by Gunel Asgarova
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – SERAPHINA
September 2017 Reading
by Joe Tofuri
ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – PALACES
September 2017 Reading
by Taryn Procsal
ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – ROSIE
September 2017 Reading
by Amalia Williamson
ACTORCOMEDY Short Screenplay – TWITS
September 2017 Reading
by Alison McGrath
ACTOR1pg. COMEDY Short Screenplay – CLEAN BEAT
September 2017 Reading
by Bernhard Riedhammer
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – BREAKDOWN
September 2017 Reading
by J. Logan Alexander
ACTORCANADIAN Short Screenplay – X-13
September 2017 Reading
by Asim Abraham
ACTORACTION Best Scene Screenplay – VOLUNTEER
September 2017 Reading
by Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney
ACTORCRIME Best Scene Screenplay – HICK
September 2017 Reading
by Marianna Moneymaker
ACTORTV THRILLER Best Scene Screenplay – JOYTON SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Ian Bradburn
ACTORSTAGE PLAY BEST SCENE – VENGEANCE OF THE SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Bree Katz
ACTORSTAGE PLAY Best Scene – 
September 2017 Reading
by Linda Collison
ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – OFF THE HOOK
September 2017 Reading
by Lionel Walfish
ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – GIVE ME TRUTH OR GIVE ME SILENCE
September 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – IN THE CEMETERY
September 2017 Reading
by Mari Tamez
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BRIAR EARTH
September 2017 Reading
by Paul Tapp
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – COURAGE THE MOUSE
September 2017 Reading
by Cornelia Fick
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BODIE
September 2017 Reading
by Anne Sweazy Kulja
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 Poetry Readings
Watch readings performed by Laura Kyswaty
ACTORAUGUST 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS, and FILMS 
12 short films. 16 screenplays, 3 novels and short stories transcripts = 31 winning works.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

FAMILY Short Story: SHEPHERDS HAVEN, by JJ Selig

Title: SHEPHERD’S HAVEN 

Written by: J.J. Selig

Genre: Family

Type: SHORT STORY

LOGLINE: Shepherd’s Haven is a family story about a career-minded business woman who meets a homeless mother and her daughter and their lives are forever changed.

VIDEO PITCH LOGLINE

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Steve Cleary – February 2017 Short Screenplay Winner

Watch the February 2017 Winning Comedy Short Screenplay.

Winning Screenplay – BANH YOU!
Written by Steve ClearyCAST LIST:

HENRY – Peter Mark Raphael
CARLA – Victoria Urquhart
NARRATOR – Gabriel Cameron

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

A blind lunch date at a cafe where miscommunication is on the menu.


Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s a silly sketch about a guy and a girl on a blind lunch date, but the girl’s so hungry that she’s not present to the conversation and the date ends in disaster.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Sketch Comedy

How would you describe this script in two words?

Silly short

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Well it’s really short for one thing, and I think the wordplay is a lot of fun.

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

Nacho Libre. Love that movie!

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote it in a day, and revisited it months later to trim it down from two pages to one for this contest.

How many stories have you written?

About a dozen or so, with a long list of ideas in various stages of development.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

I was approached by an actress who wanted to start up a sketch comedy channel and she liked my writing style. I thought it would be a good, easy way to get some of my material produced.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The actress didn’t want the girl to have any lines, but just sit there with a blank expression. We disagreed on the comedic merits of that approach so she didn’t end up using it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love my dog and taking him on long walks when I take writing breaks.

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

I was treated so well by you guys when you gave my feature “Lawn Boys” a table reading that I wanted to submit something else that showed another angle of my sense of humor. The feedback provided really helped elevate the script to its highest potential.

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Dimitri Devyatkin – February 2017 Short Screenplay Winner

Winning Screenplay – BOOM
Written by Dimitri DevyatkinCAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Andrea Meister
HIKER – Gabriel Cameron
VOICE – Brian Carleton

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

A hiker suffers a terrible fall and tries to reason with God.


Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Life, death, reason, religion, belief.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Mind-bursting, philosophical, poetic entertainment, comedy

How would you describe this script in two words?

A “few matters” to clear up!

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screenplay is exactly designed to be a 1 page film. It can give two actors a chance to perform really deep roles, requiring passion and vibrant meaning. It is built like a Japanese Haiku. Please invite two truly passionate actors to perform the roles!

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

Modern Times, Day at the Races

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

All my life

How many stories have you written?

30+

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

experiences in my own life – seeing life and death, realizing how fragile our existence is.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Film making, media projects, peace and justice on Earth.

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

This is now the 4th play I’ve submitted. I have yet to hear any feedback and would deeply appreciate hearing from any of you! Plus or minus, good or bad. Anything! Please send comments or critique. I will happily call or communicate with you more with my feedback as well/ if you like!

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Screenplay CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed
Screenplay CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) Screenplay CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!

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