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Watch Videos from the Oct. 2016 Festival for Comedy

Submit your Comedy Screenplay or Film to the Festival Today:http://festivalforcomedy.com

See the October 2016 Comedy Stories. Click the link and watch the winning videos:

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – I NEVER KNOCK
October 2016 Reading
Written by John Ervin
ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE MIGHTY BIRD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Brian Gililland
ACTORSHORT Story – WATERMELON EATING CONTEST
October 2016 Reading
Written by Teri B. Clark
ACTORSHORT Story – DEAD END JOB
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alice Lacey
ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Kimmy is a VIP
October 2016 Reading
Written by Mike Miller
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SYMPATHY
October 2016 Reading
Written by Steven Sinnenberg
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE STRUGGLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Kennedy
ACTORSHORT Story – TRUE NORTH
October 2016 Reading
Written by Hal Ackerman

festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
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ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: WILLOWWOOD
October 2016 Reading
Written by Christopher Locke
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: THE VISA
October 2016 Reading
Written by Conrad Haynes
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – WHAT’S IN A NAME
October 2016 Reading
Written by Ted Stanley
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay: EMMETT IN PEOPLELAND
October 2016 Reading
Written by Larry Hankin

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

Watch all the Videos from the Oct. 2016 ACTION/CRIME Film Festival

Highlights from the Thursday October 20, 2016 event.

The October 2016 ACTION/CRIME Festival was a major success. The sold out crowd loved every single film.

The theme of the festival was “Remember the Red Herring”.

In these genres (action, crime, mystery) especially, the “red herring” element always appears, like they did in all the movies presented this month. The audience thinks it’s one thing who is doing bad, but it is never is the case.

Definition of a Red Herring: Something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting in a novel, TV episode, story, or movie.

All 6 films this month were standouts as every movie received multiple votes for “Best Film,” and 4 out of the 6 films received an award. That never happens at our festival as usually there is 1-2 films that receive all of the votes and win all of the awards.

To open the festival this month, I spoke to the audience about how these genres (Action/Crime) don’t garner enough attention in the short film market. How all of the films we’re presenting tonight don’t get a fair shake at festivals around the world because festivals don’t know how to program them. And it’s too bad because all six of these films deserve to be shown at every single festival in the world today. They are all that great and the audience at the festival agrees.

Click the posters, learn about the films, and watch the Audience Feedback Videos.

– Matthew Toffolo

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: BARROW

Best Performances: THE TRAP

Best Cinematography: MOTEL MOTEL

Best Music: The music from BLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY

festival posterMOTEL MOTEL, 20min., Belgium, Crime/Mystery
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festival posterTHE APOLOGY, 7min, UK, Mystery/Crime
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festival posterTENGU: BIRDMAN OF THE MOUNTAINS, 8min., UK, Action/Fantasy
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festival posterBARROW, 15min., Australia, Crime/Mystery
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterBLACKWELL SUMMERS MYSTERY, 12min., USA, Action/Crime
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festival posterTHE TRAP, 16min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK