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May 2017 – Read interviews from 10 different festival directors from around the world.

Interviews with 10 Film Festival Directors from 7 different countries from around the world. Interesting insights from festivals on how they run the festival and why. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo. Enjoy:

1. SIMPLY SHORTS Festival
Interview with Festival Director Gregory Kelly (SIMPLY SHORTS)

2. GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN Festival
Interview with Festival Director Shawn P. Greene (Great Lakes Christian Film Festival)

3. LIGHTS, CAMERA, TAKE ACTION Festival
Interview with Lindsey Paricio (Lights, Camera, Take Action Film Festival)

4. AMERICAN YOUTH Festival
Interview with the American Youth Film Festival

5. OCEAN CITY Festival
Interview with Festival Director William Strang-Moya (OCEAN CITY FILM FESTIVAL)

6. KEW GARDENS Festival
Interview with Festival Director Jayson Simba (KEW GARDENS FESTIVAL OF CINEMA)

7. FAMILY Film Festival
Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Family Film Festival)

8. PRAGUE INDY Film Festival
Interview with Festival Director Diana Ringo (Prague Independent Film Festival)

9. COURTS D’UN SOIR Festival
Interview with Festival Director Stéphanie Demers-Hébert (Courts D’Un Soir)

10. MONMOUTH Film Festival
Interview with Festival Director Nicholas Marchese (Monmouth Film Festival)

Submit to the Family Film & Screenplay Festival

Thank you for the detailed feedback. Whoever did this feedback is a caring person with heart!
– Doris B. Gill (Rembrandt and the Seedlings, Feature Script)

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Family Festival.

Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get a audience video.

FAMILY and KIDS Films will always be needed and wanted in our society. If you can write a great family screenplay, or make a great family short film, then you are definitely on your way to having a great career. This portion of the Writing and Film Festival would like to present at least 40 new works of Family & Kids Films/Stories a year. As of September 2015, we have showcased 25 family stories at our festival this year alone. Submit your script or short film today.

Submit via FilmFreeway:

– 0ffers screenwriters, novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS.

Copy YouTube link for examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwRsizCnNCk&list=PL-0CVDAfvxioqLtQ_qmuGK3A7UPDKm-Ww

Watch the January 2016 Family Festival Winners:
January 2016 Family Films/Screenplays/Stories

– Offers filmmakers to get their works showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Then the filmmaker will receive and audience reaction video on their film.

Copy YouTube link for examples: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhyCENMnbMA&list=PL-0CVDAfvxir6Bsb1MUKQmvsa-CIyc5kW

We specialize in showcasing Family stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

Read recent testimonials of writers/filmmakers who have had their work showcased at the Family Film Festival:

Thank you very much! I got a brilliant description of the screenplay content and a very very helpful feedback. I do agree with all the points you have made and am really grateful to know exactly what to do now to improve the script! Thank you also for the kind encouragement!
– Kristine Tauch (A Land Called Fabulous, Feature Script)

I was very happy my movie sold and people got what I wanted to say. The audience totally got it. It made me believe in myself tenfold
– Tingting Liu (Being, Short Film)

I thought the feedback was quite helpful. The notes were very careful and clear, so I sent in another script this year, only to be excited, grateful, and pleasantly surprised to have this script move to the next level.
– Laura Morton (I’m Going Somewhere Else, Feature Screenplay)

It was very pleasing to hear the feedback from the festival. I was flattered. I’m glad our film was well-received.
– Burleigh Smith (FIXED, Short Film)

The festival is a unique opportunity to showcase your work. Not only is the feedback terrific, but I do not know of any other festival that will create a production of the winning works.
– David M. Hyde (The Fireworks Stand, Feature Screenplay)

I thought that the feedback video was one of the best gifts this short film could bring me. Everything the audience said was so precise, every emotion… They captured the essence of the film! I never thought it could go so far. It really inspired me to keep on working.
– Laura Garcia (ALEX, Short Film)

It was terrific. I very much enjoyed seeing my script performed! It was helpful to hear & see my dialogue read out loud. Now I know where to make further improvements.
– Ana R. Dominick (Boomerang The Great, Short Script)

It was very cool. The audience was amazing. It was exactly the kind of reactions we were expecting when we were making the film. Thank you again !
– Jean-Baptiste Aziere (MERKUR, Short Film)

Thank you for the very informative feedback. I really appreciate the diverse perspective that was given. Again, thank you.
– Jamison Derfler (God’s Will, Feature Screenplay)

The festival experience was great. I never have a chance to record audience comments, so I’m very happy that people from Toronto gave me such single-hearted comments.
– Yangtong Zhu (MY MILK CUP COW, Short Film)

Awards & Prizes

Accepted Films get their short films showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Then you’ll garner an Audience Video on your film which is a great promotional vehicle, which will set you up to get submitted to future festivals.

Accepted Screenplays get their work performed by professional actors at the writing festival.

Rules & Terms

Write a Story. Edit the heck of it.

Make a Short Film. Prepare. Execute. And edit the heck of it

Deadline TODAY: Family Film and Writing Festival (Save $15)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Family Films & Readings in 2015:
14 – Screenplays Performed
6 – Novels/Stories Performed
12 – Films Showcased at Festival
(Scroll down and watch winning performance videos)

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Family Festival. Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get a audience video.

The #1 Family Festival and Contest in the World today!

– 0ffers screenwriters, novelists and storytellers at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their stories read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS (see below for recent performance readings).

– Offers filmmakers to get their works showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Then the filmmaker will receive and audience reaction video on their film (see below for recent film festival videos)

– One of the best places in the world for the writers to sell their script and/or obtain and agent.

– No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your work by our established committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

– Even if you’re just looking for feedback of your work, this is the festival for you.

– It’s there for all to see. The proof is in the viewership. These videos garner 1000s of views online. Some of the screenplay readings are more popular than actual studio films made!

– We specialize in showcasing Family stories and making sure that when the work is ready, the writer will benefit by at least obtaining a solid agent.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story. Edit the heck out of it. .

2. Email your work to submission@festivalforfamily.com   in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, format. Or, if submitting your film, please send us a Vimeo or download link.

In the body in the email please add your:
– FULL NAME
– CITY AND COUNTRY
– TITLE OF STORY/FILM
– TYPE OF WORK (short film, TV script, Feature script, short script, novel, short story)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story/film.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your work.

3. Pay the $40 submission fee via the   button here:
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OR, Submit via FilmFreeway, the exclusive way our festival accepts submissions.:

WATCH Winning Family Screenplay and Story Readings:

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos: