Category Archives: winning stories

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

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WATCH THE WINNING BEST SCENE SCREENPLAYS FOR OCTOBER 2018

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STORYFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOUSE OF LIVING NIGHTMARES by Michael Meade
October 2018

STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: WHERE KOMAINU CRY by Frank Baruch
October 2018

 

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MASSES by Toni Nagy
October 2018

STORYCRIME/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: SAMANTHA RUTLEDGE PIE by Iannis Aliferis
October 2018

 

STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: SPACE FISH by Hank Biro & Kai Clark
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: BARACK OBAMA REMEMBERS A YOUNG POET by James Fitzmaurice
October 2018

 

STORYTHRILLER/ROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: WIGGLE ROOM by Richard Geiwitz
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER/CRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay: KILLING MOSES by Ricardo Fleshman
October 2018

 

STORYMURDER MYSTERY BEST SCENE Screenplay: NEXT BATTER UP by David Goldstein
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: LONG WAY TO NEVERLAND by Calvin MJ Smith
October 2018

 

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOW DID WE GET HERE by Travis Darkow & Christ Isaacson
October 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: 2020 AD by Mike W. Rogers
October 2018

 

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: COFFEE IN SOUTHTOWN by JJH
October 2018

STORYFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MOVING ON by Sheila Warren
October 2018

 

STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: HELL ON EARTH by Daniel Cook
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VANISHED by Bill Bradshaw
October 2018

 

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: MONOCHROME by Chloe J. Hightower
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: GERALDINE HALL by Debasree Banerjee
October 2018

 

STORYDRAMA BEST SCENE Screenplay: SILENT NOTES by Dawn Brown
October 2018

STORYHORROR/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: PRESERVATION by David Kline
October 2018

 

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: REVIVED by Richard M. Kjeldgaard
October 2018

 

OCTOBER 2018 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS AND FILMS

32 screenplays. 34 short films. 8 novels & short stories = 74 winning videos.

festival posterBLACK CLOUD (Daiyun), 11min., Brazil, Horror/Animation

festival poster{APOLLYON}, 7min., USA, Horror/Experimental

festival posterLOVE AFTER DEATH, 9min., Canada, Horror/Romance

festival posterTHE STRANGER, 13min., USA, Thriller/Drama

festival posterHORLA, 11min., Canada, Horror/Fantastic

festival posterSHE CAME FROM THE WOODS, 12min., USA, Thriller

festival posterPLASTIK, 12min., USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterATTACK OF THE POTATO CLOCK, 2min., USA, Horror/Animation

festival poster3:32, 6min., Argentina, Drama festival posterINLAND FREAKS, 11min., Canada, Drama
festival posterTHE PUPPETEER, 19min, UK, Drama/Crime festival posterISLAND, 2min., Germany, Animation
festival posterTHE WISHING CRANES, 3min., USA, Animation festival posterO.B.E. THE OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE, 9min, Canada, Animation
festival posterPLUSH ASSASSIN, 2min., USA, Animation festival posterSTUCK, 5min., USA, Animation
festival posterEXPIRATION DATE, 4min., USA, Animation festival posterBARELY THERE, 2min., USA, Animation
festival posterEXPEND, 3min., USA, Sci-Fi/Animation

festival posterTHROUGH CHINATOWNS’S EYES: APRIL 1968, 25min., USA, Documentary

festival posterSAMBHALI TRUST, 10min, USA, Documentary

festival posterEILEEN AND I, 12min., UK, Documentary

festival posterWHY WE PUSH?, 1min., Documentary

festival posterTHE RETURN, 19min, Turkey, Documentary

festival posterTHE BUDDHA MUMMIES OF NORTH JAPAN, 21min., Japan, Documentary

festival posterTHE REVELATOR, 24min., Belgium, Thriller/Mystery

festival posterI CAN’T SLEEP, 3min, Ireland, Drama

festival posterPIN-UP, 20min., USA, Drama

festival posterVAINSANITY, 7min., USA, Drama/Experimental

festival posterCAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU, 3min., USA, Drama/Music Video

festival posterNAU, 11min., USA, Experimental/Dance

festival posterRITUAL, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterSUSPENSION, 2min., USA, Experimental

festival posterMIMESIS, 4min., USA, Experimental

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: THE NEW SCHOOL by Evan R. Schullery
October 2018

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRIST SERVICE by Holly Scarabosio
October 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE GRAND JURY by Suzanne Lutus
October 2018

STORYLGBT 1ST SCENE Screenplay: FLUIDITY by Taylor Carter
October 2018

STORYACTION 1ST SCENE Screenplay: SAVIOR by Tim Molloy
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI 1ST SCENE Screenplay: CHASING MONSTERS by Daniel Katz
October 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: SHOOTING by Isaac Sweeney
October 2018

STORY1PG. SHORT Screenplay: LEXY WOOS AMBER by Matt Schutt
October 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: DON JOHNS DISAPPOINTED MAN by M.V Montgomery
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay: THE DANCE OF THE DESERT by Colleen Asbury
October 2018

STORY1PG. SHORT Screenplay: FIGHT CLUB REBUTTAL by Matt Schutt
October 2018

STORYFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOUSE OF LIVING NIGHTMARES by Michael Meade
October 2018

STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: WHERE KOMAINU CRY by Frank Baruch
October 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MASSES by Toni Nagy
October 2018

STORYCRIME/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: SAMANTHA RUTLEDGE PIE by Iannis Aliferis
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: SPACE FISH by Hank Biro & Kai Clark
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: BARACK OBAMA REMEMBERS A YOUNG POET by James Fitzmaurice
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER/ROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: WIGGLE ROOM by Richard Geiwitz
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER/CRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay: KILLING MOSES by Ricardo Fleshman
October 2018

STORYMURDER MYSTERY BEST SCENE Screenplay: NEXT BATTER UP by David Goldstein
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: LONG WAY TO NEVERLAND by Calvin MJ Smith
October 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOW DID WE GET HERE by Travis Darkow & Christ Isaacson
October 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: 2020 AD by Mike W. Rogers
October 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: COFFEE IN SOUTHTOWN by JJH
October 2018

STORYFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MOVING ON by Sheila Warren
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: HELL ON EARTH by Daniel Cook
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VANISHED by Bill Bradshaw
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: MONOCHROME by Chloe J. Hightower
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: GERALDINE HALL by Debasree Banerjee
October 2018

STORYDRAMA BEST SCENE Screenplay: SILENT NOTES by Dawn Brown
October 2018

STORYHORROR/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: PRESERVATION by David Kline
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: REVIVED by Richard M. Kjeldgaard
October 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: ELEMENTS: BOOK ONE by Nia Markos
October 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: SPIRIT OF THE AMAROQ by James Charles
October 2018

STORYShort Story: CATCHING THE QUEEN by Fernando Brestelli
October 2018

STORYShort Story: DECEMBER by Pat Jourdan
October 2018

STORYShort Story: HATS OFF TO THE TEACHERS by Peter Inson
October 2018

STORYShort Story: CHAIR SMASHED by Peter Inson
October 2018

STORYShort Story: REMEMBERING MOMMA by Diane Elliott
October 2018

STORYShort Story: DON’T ASK by Lionel Walfish
October 2018

OCTOBER 2018 SCREENPLAYS – 32 IN TOTAL!

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: THE NEW SCHOOL by Evan R. Schullery
October 2018

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRIST SERVICE by Holly Scarabosio
October 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE GRAND JURY by Suzanne Lutus
October 2018

STORYLGBT 1ST SCENE Screenplay: FLUIDITY by Taylor Carter
October 2018

STORYACTION 1ST SCENE Screenplay: SAVIOR by Tim Molloy
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI 1ST SCENE Screenplay: CHASING MONSTERS by Daniel Katz
October 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: SHOOTING by Isaac Sweeney
October 2018

STORY1PG. SHORT Screenplay: LEXY WOOS AMBER by Matt Schutt
October 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: DON JOHNS DISAPPOINTED MAN by M.V Montgomery
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay: THE DANCE OF THE DESERT by Colleen Asbury
October 2018

STORY1PG. SHORT Screenplay: FIGHT CLUB REBUTTAL by Matt Schutt
October 2018

STORYFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOUSE OF LIVING NIGHTMARES by Michael Meade
October 2018

STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: WHERE KOMAINU CRY by Frank Baruch
October 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MASSES by Toni Nagy
October 2018

STORYCRIME/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: SAMANTHA RUTLEDGE PIE by Iannis Aliferis
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: SPACE FISH by Hank Biro & Kai Clark
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: BARACK OBAMA REMEMBERS A YOUNG POET by James Fitzmaurice
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER/ROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: WIGGLE ROOM by Richard Geiwitz
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER/CRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay: KILLING MOSES by Ricardo Fleshman
October 2018

STORYMURDER MYSTERY BEST SCENE Screenplay: NEXT BATTER UP by David Goldstein
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: LONG WAY TO NEVERLAND by Calvin MJ Smith
October 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOW DID WE GET HERE by Travis Darkow & Christ Isaacson
October 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: 2020 AD by Mike W. Rogers
October 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: COFFEE IN SOUTHTOWN by JJH
October 2018

STORYFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MOVING ON by Sheila Warren
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: HELL ON EARTH by Daniel Cook
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VANISHED by Bill Bradshaw
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: MONOCHROME by Chloe J. Hightower
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: GERALDINE HALL by Debasree Banerjee
October 2018

STORYDRAMA BEST SCENE Screenplay: SILENT NOTES by Dawn Brown
October 2018

STORYHORROR/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: PRESERVATION by David Kline
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: REVIVED by Richard M. Kjeldgaard
October 2018

WATCH the WINNING FEATURE SCREENPLAY FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

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THE BLIGHT, by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse

Forced into Detroit’s The Blight, eight ordinary women must band together to save themselves and the world from Lovecraftian horror with a sci-fi twist. Garden tools, two guns, and one plucky aluminum bat will help them battle their way through rubble-strewn streets and hidden laboratories against mutants, monsters and the military.
CAST LIST:

Abril/Jocelyn: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Kaylie/Suzanne: Carina Cojeen
Chassity: Katelyn Varadi
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Linnie: Sylvia Normandeau
Bella: Zena Driver
Kat: Rachel Rain Packota
Barney: Russell Batcher

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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

AUGUST 2018 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS AND FILMS

33 screenplays. 45 short films. 7 novels & short stories = 85 winning videos.

ACTORNovel Reading: EMPTY SEATS by Wanda Adams Fischer ACTORNovel Reading: DRAGON’S HEIR by Glenn Parris
ACTORNovel Reading: I’M JUST THAT INTO ME by Dayna Mason ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat
ACTORShort Story Reading: FEAR OF FLYING by Lionel Walfish ACTORShort Story Reading: MOVING DAY by Paul Vitols
ACTORShort Story Reading: GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT by Dossie H. Terrell
ACTION FEATURE Screenplay: OPERATION BROTHER SAM by Gustavo Freitas
August 2018
ACTORTV Screenplay: MY MOTHER MURDERED MY FATHER by Josephine A. Perry
August 2018
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: RICK & MORTY by Javier Torregrosa
August 2018
ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: APHELION by Karl Van Allen
August 2018
ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay: THE SIDEKICK RULES by Chris Warner
August 2018
ACTORDIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE by Jasmine Pittman
August 2018
ACTORDIVERSITY Short Screenplay: BUREAU 121 by Helene Taylor
August 2018
ACTORSCI-FI Short Screenplay: ALGORITHM by George Deihl Jr.
August 2018
ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: LOOK IN MY EYES by Eddie Baca
August 2018
ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: CONVERTED by Dana Quercioli
August 2018
ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: OLDFISH by Kate Whitehead & Esha Khan
August 2018
ACTORLGBT Short Screenplay: SKATE NIGHT by Kate Whitehead
August 2018
ACTORUnder 5min. Short Screenplay: 1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson
August 2018
ACTORUnder 5min. Short Screenplay: IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia
August 2018
ACTORShort Screenplay: NORTHWOOD by John Fraser
August 2018
ACTORShort Screenplay: WHERE I’M LEFT by Annaliese Von Der Burg
August 2018
ACTORFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Mike Meade
August 2018
ACTORACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: OPERATION BABYLIFT by John McCarney
August 2018
ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: RED SHIRT by Mary C. Ferrara
August 2018
ACTORSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: A VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE by Lisa Kirkwood
August 2018
ACTORSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: GRADIENT DESCENT by Justin Fontentot
August 2018
ACTORSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE SON OF GUN by Matt Mendez
August 2018
ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE BOOK WRITER by Kris Bauske
August 2018
ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE PROFESSOR by Jessie Garcia
August 2018
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE CRIMSON LEGACY by Adam Lapallo
August 2018
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MAN WITH A GLOVE by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: SLOPPY SECONDS by Toni Nagy, Bridget Barkan, Antonia M. Nagy
August 2018
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: THE CRIMSON LEGACY by Adam Lapallo
August 2018
ACTORCRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay: AFFAIR OF THE POISONS by Charles Leipart
August 2018
ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: REFLECTION by Jac Brennan
August 2018
ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: DWELLERS OF SUNSHINE GARDENS by Albert Tevanyan
August 2018
ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: SPY HIGH by Jeff Woodward
August 2018
festival poster
WHAT IF, 16min., Germany, Sci-Fi/Romance
festival posterHOTTER WITH THE WINDOWS OPEN, 12min., USA, Romance/Drama
festival posterTEMPORARY, 14min., USA, Drama/Romance festival posterTHE VOLUNTEER, 27min., USA, Sci-Fi/Romance
festival posterMARGARET AND THE MOON, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Animation festival posterZACKMAN, 5min, Hong Kong, Sci-Fi
festival posterSAN GUERRERO, 4min., Argentina, Documentary festival posterWATER, 4min, USA, Documentary
festival posterWEEKEND WARRIOR, 6min., USA, Documentary festival posterISIS WAS HERE, 25min, Iraq, Documentary
festival posterHAART KENYA, 13min., Kenya, Documentary festival posterHEARING FILMS, 8min., Canada, Documentary
festival posterBEYOND THE WALL, 26min., USA, Documentary
festival posterSAN GUERRERO, 4min., Argentina, Documentary festival posterWATER, 4min, USA, Documentary
festival posterWEEKEND WARRIOR, 6min., USA, Documentary festival posterISIS WAS HERE, 25min, Iraq, Documentary
festival posterHAART KENYA, 13min., Kenya, Documentary festival posterHEARING FILMS, 8min., Canada, Documentary
festival posterBEYOND THE WALL, 26min., USA, Documentary
festival posterTHE GHOULIES, 5min., Australia, Drama/Crime
festival posterPERSONA, 2min., UK, Animation/Experimental festival posterGIRL IN YELLOW, 3min., USA, Drama/Family
festival posterBROTHERS, 5min., USA, Drama/Family festival posterKCLOC, 3min., India, Documentary/Animation
festival posterTHE CORD, 5min., USA, Drama festival posterIN THROUGH THE NIGHT, 4min., Drama/Experimental
festival posterNOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN, 4min., Animation/Experimental festival posterFIREFLIES, 3min., UK, Drama
festival posterGLENDALE, 6min, USA, Dance festival posterFOR REST, 16min., Japan, Experimental
festival posterSARAVA, 3min., Brazil, Music Video festival posterSEPARATE SENTENCES, 15min., USA, Experimental
festival posterDUEL CITIZEN, 9min., USA, Experimental festival posterSILHOUETTE OF A STORM – BENT TREET, USA, 4min., Dance
festival posterTHE POET, 6min., USA, Experimental festival posterWAITING, 5min., Canada, Experimental/Comedy
festival posterSOLARIS, 5min., Australia, Music Videov festival posterFUERZA, 4min., Australia, Dance
festival posterAUGENBLICKE – A BLINK OF AN EYE, 4min., Animation/Drama
festival posterMRS. MURPHY’S CONFESSION, 25min., USA, Comedy/Drama festival posterBLOSSOM, 6min., Australia, Drama
festival posterPREY, 10min., Canada, Drama festival posterRIGHT TO BE FORGOTTEN, 6min., Portugal, Drama
festival posterAXioMA, 15min., Italy, Drama festival posterTHE PITS, 6min., Canada, Comedy/Romance
festival posterFOXY TROT, 14min., USA, Drama festival posterTHE OUTER BOROUGHS, 29min., USA, Comedy/Supernatural
festival posterEAT JEREMY, 10min, UK, Comedy festival posterNORMAN PINSKI COME HOME, 15min., USA, Comedy
festival posterMR. NICE GIRLS, 11min., USA, Comedy/Web Series festival posterTHE BIRTHDAY PARTY, 21min., USA, Comedy

 

 

 

 

 

Winning Short Screenplay: WHERE I’M LEFT by Annaliese von der Burg

Genre: Drama

This is a short film dealing with suicide and how it affects the loved ones left behind still searching for answers. How you can love someone so much, but sometimes everything isn’t always enough to save someone.

CAST LIST:

Man: John Leung
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Grace: Pearl Ho
Kaya: Julie C. Sheppard

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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