November 2017 – Read the best of Film Festival Interviews

Read 10 interviews with Festival Directors from Film Festivals around the world. Interviews conducted by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Artistic Director Maeve McGrath (KERRY FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/05/interview-with-artistic-director-maeve-mcgrath-kerry-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director David W. King (FLATHEAD INTERNATIONAL CINEMAFEST (FLIC))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/05/interview-with-festival-director-david-w-king-flathead-international-cinemafest-flic/

Interview with Festival Director Kyia Clayton (The Tasmanian eco Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-kyia-clayton-the-tasmanian-eco-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Christopher Rohde (Mirror Mountain Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-christopher-rohde-mirror-mountain-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Gabriel Muelle (Bogotá Music Video Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-gabriel-muelle-bogota-music-video-festival/

Interview with Festival Executive Director Steffanie Finn (WINTER FILM AWARDS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-executive-director-steffanie-finn-winter-film-awards-indie-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Jef Gray (The International Peace & Film Festival (IPFF))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-jef-gray-the-international-peace-film-festival-ipff/

Interview with Festival Director Hermoine Macura (WORLD OF WOMEN FILM FAIR MIDDLE EAST)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-hermoine-macura-world-of-women-film-fair-middle-east/

Interview with Festival Director Mark Lyminster (RAINBOW UMBRELLA FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-mark-lyminster-rainbow-umbrella-film-festival/

Interview with Festival President Sabine Mondestin (OPEN WORLD TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-president-sabine-mondestin-open-world-toronto-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Directors Nick John Whittle & Stuart Wheeldon (9LadiesFilmFestival) 
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-directors-nick-john-whittle-stuart-wheeldon-9ladiesfilmfestival/

 

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October 2017 – Read interviews with Film Festival Directors from all over the world.

Read 10 interviews of Film Festivals and their directors from all over the world:

Interview with Festival Director Georges Chamchoum (Asian World Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-director-georges-chamchoum-asian-world-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Karl Rössel (AFRIKA FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-director-karl-rossel-afrika-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Jorge Blanco (THE HELL CHESS FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-director-jorge-blanco-the-hell-chess-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Auregan (ANIMATION STUDIO FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/25/interview-with-festival-director-auregan-animation-studio-festival/

Interview with Festival Directors Nick John Whittle & Stuart Wheeldon (9LadiesFilmFestival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-directors-nick-john-whittle-stuart-wheeldon-9ladiesfilmfestival/

Interview with Festival Director Vanna Nauk (Fresno’s State Asian Pacific Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-director-vanna-nauk-fresnos-state-asian-pacific-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Directors Betsy Uhler Colombo & Alexa Roman (LA Dance Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-directors-betsy-uhler-colombo-alexa-roman-la-dance-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Alessandro Cassa (FICMAN/INSFF)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/08/interview-with-festival-director-alessandro-cassa-ficmaninsff/

Interview with Festival Directors Daniel Foreman & Sharlene Millang (Edmonton Short Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-directors-daniel-foreman-sharlene-millang-edmonton-short-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Matthew Rooney (VideoDrunk Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-director-m-rooney-videodrunk-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Programmer Ross Williams (KILLER VALLEY HORROR FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/24/interview-with-festival-programmer-ross-williams-killer-valley-horror-film-festival/

October 2017 – Read Interviews with Winning Short Filmmakers

Interview with 15 winning short filmmakers from around the world. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo:

Interview with Director James Bowsher (WITHHELD)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-james-bowsher-withheld/

 

Interview with Director Steve Hally (TWISTED SOBRIETY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-director-steve-hally-twisted-sobriety/

 

Interview with Director Andi Osho (AMBER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-director-andi-osho-amber/

 

Interview with Directed Eric Shahinian (FOREIGN SOUNDS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-eric-shahinian-foreign-sounds/

 

Interview with Directed Elaine Chu (MANEKI-NEKO)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/06/interview-with-directed-elaine-chu-maneki-neko/

 

 Interview with Director Jana Stackhouse (THE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP) https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-jana-stackhouse-the-man-who-doesnt-sleep/

 

Interview with director Anthony Bennett (MY LITTLE BROTHER)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-director-anthony-bennett-my-little-brother/

 

Interview with Animation Director Peter Zhaoyu Zhou (KARMA)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/03/interview-with-animation-director-peter-zhaoyu-zhou-karma/

 

Interview with Director Margaret Costa (MY NAME IS JOAN)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/24/interview-with-director-margaret-costa-my-name-is-joan/

 

Interview with Director Igor Gavva (SUITCASE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-igor-gavva-suitcase/

 

Interview with Director Andrea Behring (BAGGAGE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrea-behring-baggage/

 

Interview with Director Dan Pal (COUNTING)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-dan-pal-counting/

 

Interview with Director Andrew Galloway (WALLY)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-andrew-galloway-wally/

 

Interview with director Katie Maguire (THE SESSION)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-director-katie-maguire-the-session/

 

Interview with Director’s Blair Bomar & Olivia Applegate (GRACE & GRIT)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/23/interview-with-directors-blair-bomar-olivia-applegate-grace-grit/

 

October 2017 – Read Interviews with Winning Screenwriters

Read selected interviews from recent winning screenwriters and their work. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Winning Feature Screenwriter – Joel Stern
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/10/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-joel-stern-word-games/

Winning Fan Fiction Screenwriter – Mike Meade
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-mike-meade-fan-fiction-welcome-to-crystal-lake/

Winning 1st Scene Screenwriter – Holt Boggs
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/10/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-holt-boggs-brothers-mcshane/

Winning Short Screenwriter – J. Logan Alexander
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/10/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-j-logan-alexander-breakdown/

Winning Sci-Fi Screenwriter – Gunel Asgarova
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-gunel-asgarova-the-flute-of-peace/

Winning Comedy Screenwriter Alison McGrath
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-alison-mcgrath-twits/

Winning Action Screenwriters – Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriters-janine-cobain-gary-mcelkerney-volunteer/

Winning Student Screenwriter – Taryn Procsal
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-taryn-procsal-palaces/

Winning TV Screenwriter – John Cruz Alarid
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/10/09/interview-with-winning-screenwriter-john-cruz-alarid-kodak-moment/

 

September 2017 – Interviews with Award Winning Filmmakers and Screenwriters

Read the best of interviews with some of the most talented people working in the industry today.

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

FILMMAKERS AND SCREENWRITERS – 7

Interview with Director Lindsay Penn (NO STRINGS ATTACHED)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/05/interview-with-director-lindsay-penn-no-strings-attached/

FilmFreeway is a dream come true. So simple to find out where festivals are, when they are, and which festivals are looking for a film like yours.

 

Interview with Winning Feature Screenplay Writer – Richard Geiwitz (THE LAST PRISON)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/06/interview-with-winning-feature-screenplay-writer-richard-geiwitz-the-last-prison/

It’s easy to use and actually fun, like shopping on Amazon. There are a lot of festivals to choose from. It’s easy to search for festivals and the many filters save a lot of time.

 

Interview with Winning Sci-Fi Short Screenplay Writer – Auriga Ifill (SID)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/06/interview-with-winning-sci-fi-short-screenplay-writer-auriga-ifill-sid/

Quick & painless.

 

Interview with Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner – Gil Saint (ROCKETEERS)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/06/interview-with-fan-fiction-screenplay-winner-gil-saint-rocketeers/

So far, so good. They’ve made submitting easy, and I’m extremely grateful for that.

 

Interview with LGBT TV Pilot Screenplay Winner – Jess Harris DiStefano (THE DISAPPEARANCE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/06/interview-with-lgbt-tv-pilot-screenplay-winner-jess-harris-distefano-the-disappearance/

I love FilmFreeway. Super easy when it comes to submitting and tracking statuses.

 

Interview with Winning Student TV PILOT Screenplay Winner – K. Wayman Dodd (EVERHART)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/05/interview-with-winning-student-tv-pilot-screenplay-winner-k-wayman-dodd-everhart/

Pretty great! It’s been really helpful.

 

Interview with Winning Feature Screenplay Writer George M. Johnson (PEACE PLEDGE)
https://matthewtoffolo.com/2017/09/05/interview-with-winning-feature-screenplay-writer-george-m-johnson-peace-pledge/

It has been great!

September 2017 – Interview with Film Festival Directors from around the world!

Read 7 interviews from seven great film festivals from around the world. 

Interviews conducted by Matthew Toffolo

FILM FESTIVALS – 7 interviews

Interview with Festival Director Michael McLaughlin (Disappear Here Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/03/interview-with-festival-director-michael-mclaughlin-disappear-here-film-festival/

 

Interview with Festival Director Onur Yayla (ARFF Paris – Around International Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/05/interview-with-festival-director-onur-yayla-arff-paris-around-international-film-festival/

 

Interview with Festival Director Kristian Day (Interrobang Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/05/interview-with-festival-director-kristian-day-interrobang-film-festival/

 

Interview with Festival Director Albert G. Nigrin (New Jersey International Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/05/interview-with-festival-director-albert-g-nigrin-new-jersey-international-film-festival/

 

Interview with Festival Director Terrence Sanders (Platform Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/03/interview-with-festival-director-terrence-sanders-platform-film-festival/

 

Interview with Festival Director Orvil Kunga (Afrikans On Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/03/interview-with-festival-director-orvil-kunga-afrikans-on-film-festival/

 

Interview with Festival Director Sarah Marshall (Bluenose-Ability Film Festival (BAFF))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/09/03/interview-with-festival-director-sarah-marshall-bluenose-ability-film-festival-baff/

August 2017 – Interview with Film Festival Directors

Read 13 interviews with festival directors from around the world: 

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Festival Director Stephanie Dadet (OUR CITY FILM PROJECT)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/09/interview-with-festival-director-stephanie-dadet-our-city-film-project/

Interview with Co-Festival Director Mia Davis (Queen City Cinephiles)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/09/interview-with-co-festival-director-mia-davis-queen-city-cinephiles/

Interview with Festival Directors Roger and Shelley Gillespie (COPA SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/01/interview-with-festival-directors-roger-and-shelley-gillespie-copa-shorts-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Michael Kamel (DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/01/interview-with-festival-director-michael-kamel-dc-palestinian-film-and-arts-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Sina Dolati (TORONTO NEW WAVE)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-sina-dolati-toronto-new-wave/

Interview with Festival Directors Lee Marohn & Paul Salzer (NORTHEAST WISCONSIN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-directors-lee-marohn-paul-salzer-northeast-wisconsin-horror-film-festival/

Interview with Gustavo Coletti (ROSARITO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-gustavo-coletti-rosarito-international-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director José Claudio Silva (PORTUGAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-jose-claudio-silva-portugal-international-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Kirill Proskura (MIND THE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (MTIFF))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-kirill-proskura-mind-the-indie-film-festival-mtiff/

Interview with Festival Director Jonny Mancini (FROSTBITE International Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-jonny-mancini-frostbite-international-film-festival/

Interview with Mariah Mathew (Little Wing Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-mariah-mathew-little-wing-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Alex P. Michaels (Prelude2Cinemas)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-alex-p-michaels-prelude2cinemas/

Interview with Danny Caprio (The Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-danny-caprio-the-mediterranean-film-festival-medff/