DECEMBER 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

 26 short films, 56 screenplays, 15 novels & short stories = 97 winning videos to finish the year 2017 (record setting).

festival posterORACLE, 3min., USA, Music Video
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festival posterYOU, 10min., Portugal, Experimental
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festival posterKILLING US SOFTLY, 5min., Australia, Music Video
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festival posterIN SEARCH OF REVERENCE, 12min., UK, Experimental
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festival posterA FOREST, 11min., Argentina, Experimental 
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festival posterCONDITIONER, 5min., USA, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterTHE BLUE BUTTERFLY, 5min., China, Animation
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festival posterCHRYSALIS, 7min., Singapore, Animation
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festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterONCE AND DONE, 3min, USA, Animation/Documentary
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festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
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festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
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festival posterCHRISTINE, 10min, USA, LGBT/Coming of Age
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festival posterSUNLIGHT OVER WATER, 15min., Canada, LGBT/Drama
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festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation
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festival posterMASQUERADING: TO HELL AND BACK, 13min., South Africa, LGBT/Documentary
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festival posterIT GETS BETTER?, 11min., USA, LGBT/Experimental
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festival posterWE DID NOT FALL FROM THE SKY, 26min., UK, Experimental/Relationship
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festival posterMORNING AFTER 15min, USA, Drama/Romance
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festival posterDE GLACE, 6min, France, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterLOSING CLAIRE, 6min, India, Drama/Relationship
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festival posterCALL COHO, 16min, South Korea, Drama/Mystery
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festival posterREBIRTH, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Thriller
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festival posterPARADIGME, 6min, Poland, Sci-Fi/Experimental
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festival posterTHE NINGYO, 27min, USA, Fantasy/Mystery
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ACTORNOWHERE MAN – TIME TRAVEL Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia
ACTOREYES OF DAWN – FEMALE Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sheri Davenport
ACTORPSI-COM 5 TV PILOT
December 2017 Reading
by Ed Vela
ACTORMINNIE NOIR TV PILOT
December 2017 Reading
by Katie Grotzinger
ACTORI WALK THE LINE – STUDENT Short Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Keagan Tan
ACTORI GOT YOU BABE – 1pg. Short Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Roland Zistler
ACTORLIFE COACH – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sandy Basran
ACTORRENDERING ROME – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Peter L. Brown
ACTORTINDERELLA – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jane Henning
ACTORVENUS HATES MARS – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Ricky Mars
ACTORELIZABETH BENNET IS DEAD – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edith Woi
ACTORCOURTIN ANNIE – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Billie Harris
ACTORGUMMED UP IN GRIT LAND – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mike Hoberg
ACTORGIACOMO BONDAMENTE: THE WORLD’S GREATEST HERO – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jim Corona
ACTOROPPOSITES – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Akil Goin & Kareem Richardson
ACTORTRUCKER CHIX – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Susan Anlage
ACTORCARNATION – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Matthew W. Bertsch & Richard L. Nunez
ACTORFOR THE LOVE OF PETE – COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by David Kurtz
ACTORSERAPHIM RISING – FAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Andy McQuire
ACTORREVAMPED MODELS – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Joseph Killeen
PRIMORDIAL SILENCE – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Irene Leonardou
ACTORTHE ERRANTS WAR – FANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Philip Tice
ACTORINKED IN BLOOD – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Paul Corricelli
ACTORCORNERSTONE WOODS – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mike Dowdrick
ACTORSPEAK NO EVIL – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Kurt Fischer
ACTORHAYRIDE – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Scott Timmins
ACTORINFECTED ROMANCE – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sarah Kochan
ACTORTHE WORK OF ZOMBIES – HORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Patricia Semler
ACTORHOOKERS – ROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Ron Herrsche
ACTORMIND OF A POLITICAL ASSASSIN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Stephen W. Lincoln & Steven Michael Farney
ACTORMARTYR – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Diamond Monique Washington
ACTORSINGLE SOUL – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Gunnar Halldorsson
ACTORTHE BREAK IN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Carole A. Parker
ACTORCHILLS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Mark Wagner
ACTORTHE PSYCHONAUTS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORFOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Erik V. Wolter
ACTORKOPKILLER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Shane McCabe
ACTORSLEEPING PROPHETS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Alex Moreno
ACTORSOMETHING TO PROVE – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Nic Penrake
ACTORDOUBLE BLIND TEST – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Herb Schultz
ACTORRETIRE WITH A VIEW – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Behzad Sedghi
ACTORSHADOWS AND DEMONS – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Dominique Mayfair
ACTORSLAVE CHILDREN – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Michael Faunce Brown
ACTORGILGO – SHORT BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Anthony M. Dionisio
ACTORAMERICAN SNAKE PIT – CRIME 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Dan Tomasulo
ACTORDRAGONSONG – FANTASY 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Robert Cox
ACTORFRAMER – THRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Joann Hess
ACTORSWIPE – TV 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Jeff D. Opdyke
ACTORLONG WAY HOME – COMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Patrick McGrath
ACTORTOE TAG MURDERS – CRIME 1st Scene Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Carl F. Zimmerman
ACTORSOMETHING MISSING Short Story Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Lionel Walfish
ACTORAN UNCOMMON FAMILY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Christa Polkinhorn
ACTOREANIE MEANIE MINIE NO Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Sandra S. Kerns
ACTORSUPERHIGHWAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by James Oldman
ACTORJUST SHUT UP AND DRIVE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Chynna Laird
ACTORTHE SAFE WORD Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Karen Long
ACTORSWEET DREAMS: SEARCHING FOR ROY BUCHANAN Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Tory Gates
ACTORLEMMONS JOURNEY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Philip Oyok
ACTORTHREE BLACK BOYS Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Zangba Thomson
ACTORGHOST IN THE PORCELAIN Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson
ACTORRIPPLE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Tui Allen
ACTORGETAWAY DAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Ken White
ACTORJUST ANOTHER DESERT SUNSET Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Nikki Broadwell
ACTORSKYMERGE Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Deepak Menon
ACTORTHE VIRTUOSO Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Virginia Bures

 

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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Watch the December 2017 WINNING Short Screenplay Readings

FULL Feature Readings performed by professional actors:

ACTORI WALK THE LINE – STUDENT Short Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Keagan Tan
ACTORI GOT YOU BABE – 1pg. Short Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Roland Zistler

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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

2017 Feature Screenplay Winners (17)

Watch FULL readings of all the 17 feature screenplay winners performed by professional actors:

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – INCURABLE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Jeff York
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – PIXYLATIONS
February 2017 Reading
Written by Joe Laudati
ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – NEMESIS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Carl Joglar

ACTORFAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – QUEST FOR LIGHT
April 2017 Reading
Written by Byron Anderson
ACTORFAN FICTION FEATURE Screenplay – MARVEL ZOMBIES
May 2017 Reading
by Christopher J. Valin
ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – THE FLIGHT OF THE SOULS
May 2017 Reading
by Guy Quigley
ACTORLGBT Feature Screenplay – ARRANGING MIA
June 2017 Reading
by Joanie Fox
ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – THE TWIN WITHIN
July 2017 Reading
by Gunnar E. Garrett

ACTORWINNING FEATURE Screenplay – PEACE PLEDGE
August 2017 Reading
by George M. Johnson
ACTORWINNING FEATURE Screenplay – THE LAST PRISON
August 2017 Reading
by Richard Geiwitz
ACTORANIMATION Feature Screenplay – STORM DRAGON
September 2017 Reading
by Joey Curtis & Danny Klein

ACTORTHRILLER Feature Screenplay – WORD GAMES
September 2017 Reading
by Joel Stern

ACTORACTION FEATURE Screenplay – NOWHERE-VILLE
October 2017 Reading
by Richard M. Kjeldgaard
ACTORLGBT FEATURE Screenplay – ANH SANG
November 2017 Reading
by Barry Brennessel
ACTORFAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – THE SPIRIT OF COLUMBUS
November 2017 Reading
by Eric W. Carlson
ACTORNOWHERE MAN – TIME TRAVEL Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia
ACTOREYES OF DAWN – FEMALE Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sheri Davenport

Watch the December 2017 WINNING Feature Screenplay Readings

FULL Feature Readings performed by professional actors:

ACTORNOWHERE MAN – TIME TRAVEL Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Edward Ocean & Michael Sgueglia
ACTOREYES OF DAWN – FEMALE Feature Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Sheri Davenport

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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

NOVEMBER 2017 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS and FILMS

 

13 short films. 25 screeenplays. 7 novels and short stories = 45 winning videos.

ACTORNOVEMBER 2017 FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL ACTORNOVEMBER 2017 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
ACTORLGBT FEATURE Screenplay – ANH SANG
November 2017 Reading
by Barry Brennessel
ACTORFAMILY FEATURE Screenplay – THE SPIRIT OF COLUMBUS
November 2017 Reading
by Eric W. Carlson
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay of BETTER CALL SAUL
November 2017 Reading
by Jimmy Prosser
ACTORFANTASY TV PILOT Screenplay – EIRE’S SONG
November 2017 Reading
by Kristen Nedopak
ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay – RED RIBBONS
November 2017 Reading
by Zach Closs
ACTORACTION 1st Scene Screenplay – THE SNOWMEN
November 2017 Reading
by Jeff Swanson
ACTORFAMILY 1st Scene Screenplay – AS AN ACTRESS
November 2017 Reading
by Maria Hinterkoerner
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay – LURE
November 2017 Reading
by Clark Moriarty
ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay – BUCCANEERS OF THE ASTEROID BELT
November 2017 Reading
by Jeff Racho
ACTORFAN FICTION Screenplay – LEGACY
November 2017 Reading
by Danielle Erlich
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – TURN THE TABLES
November 2017 Reading
by Herschel Medlin
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – MURDER GO ROUND
November 2017 Reading
by Phillip E. Hardy
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – MARLOWE
November 2017 Reading
by Mark McQuown
ACTORLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay – SHEPHERDING CASSIE
November 2017 Reading
by Michael Oborn
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – LAST CHANCE
November 2017 Reading
by Zander Jones
ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – HOOMANS
November 2017 Reading
by Chris Furian
ACTORACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay – STRANDED
November 2017 Reading
by Christopher Andre
ACTORTV BEST SCENE Screenplay – RANGERS PROGENITORS OF FREEDOM
November 2017 Reading
by M. Kestrel
ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – FROM A KIDS POINT OF VIEW
November 2017 Reading
by Chad Smith
ACTORCOMING SHORT Screenplay – VALERIE VERSUS EARTH
November 2017 Reading
by Jason Boaden
ACTORCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay – FLAG DAY
November 2017 Reading
by Brian W. Smith
ACTORHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay – 
November 2017 Reading
by
ACTORTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay – GOD SMACK
November 2017 Reading
by Diana Lanham
ACTORSTAGE PLAY Screenplay – IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE
November 2017 Reading
by Christopher Hemmens
ACTOR1pg. SHORT Screenplay – FALLING
November 2017 Reading
by Bernhard Riedhammer
ACTORNovel Transcript Reading – THE ADVENTURES OF TEK DANGER & LARRY APPLEBAUM
November 2017 Reading
by Rich Hynes
ACTORTHE CROSSING Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Katrina Antoinette
ACTORTIMETRIPPERS Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Hamish Robertson
ACTORLUCIFER GENOME Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Glen Craney & John Jeter
ACTORARIA LEFT LUGGAGE Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Geoff Nelder
ACTORDAY AFTER DISASTER Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Sara F. Hathaway
ACTORDEATH OF A DIVA Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Brigitte Goldstein
ACTORNOVEMBER 2017 Poetry Readings
Watch readings performed by Val Cole & Carina Cojee

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Best Scene Reading of FROM A KID’S POINT OF VIEW, by Chad Smith

 

Genre: Fantasy/Comedy

A man’s mother-in-law puts a voodoo hex on him to overcome work problems, bad habits, and kidnappers.

Narrator: Val Cole
Jack: Gabriel Darku
Carl: Neil Bennett
Mary: Lauren Toffan

Get to know the writer: 

 What is your screenplay about?

A man’s mother-in-law puts a voodoo hex on him to overcome work problems, bad habits and kidnappers. The bad thing is it backfires and he and his wife have to deal with a different set of problems while coping with everything else.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Fantasy and comedy.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I think people might find it entertaining, coming from a different prospective.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Different entertainment.

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

It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

5 years.

How many stories have you written?

5

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Mountain Jam by The Allman Brothers Band

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Too many rewrites.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Trying not to get too old as I grow older.

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

To get a read. Good.

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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

Best Scene Reading of TURN THE TABLES, by Herschel Medlin

 

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Music, turntables, big hair, brawls, girls, and revenge are just a few words to describe this story of Generation X. Turn the Tables is the bare-knuckle yet hilarious flashback tale of love lost, again and again, like the scratches on a 12″ vinyl record.

Narrator: Val Cole
Carl: Gabriel Darku
Travis: Noah Casey
Emcee: Neil Bennett

Get to know the writer: 

 What is your screenplay about?

Two young DJ’s, determined to leave a musical legacy behind in their home town, before they join the Marines, compete for their love interests, their honor, and the title of 1991 world DJ champions. The only thing in their way is a rival DJ gang known as “The Crew”, that have some information on them that could derail their futures for good.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama/Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This story is a tribute to music and the art of DJing. The story is set in 1991 and shows the trials and tribulations of being a DJ. Before there were cell phones and social media, people went to dances to hear music, have fun, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Memorable/Unique.

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

Saving Private Ryan.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Part time, off and on for a few years.

How many stories have you written?

Two.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

AC/DC Back in Black

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Time. Time was the biggest obstacle. I just wished that I could write full time to put down on paper, all the stories that I think about.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Camping and hunting.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

It was easy to submit to the contest. I had no issues at all. The experience was great. I wished all contest submissions went this smoothly.

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

I entered the festival because it was an easy process. I did not feel any pressure and I felt that the feedback I would receive would be worth it. It was worth it.

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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