RSVP Today the May (18th and 25th) FEEDBACK Film Festival Events.

We are proud to announce the lineups for our 2 May 2017 Toronto FEEDBACK Film Festival events. Featuring the best of short films from around the world.

Perhaps the best lineup of films we’ve ever programmed in a month!

Tickets are always FREE or Pay what you like (donation to pay cinema costs).

RSVP the Best of EUROPEAN Shorts Festival – Thursday May 18th. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

See the full lineup: http://www.wildsound.ca/european_toronto_film_festival.html

RSVP your tickets at tickets@wildsound.ca

(Excellent lineup of films from Belgium, Bulgaria, Switzerland, UK, France, Netherlands. In the Comedy, Animation, Documentary, Sci-Fi, Musical, Drama genres)

RSVP the Best of CANADIAN Shorts Festival – Thursday May 25th. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

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RSVP your tickets at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com

(Excellent lineup of Canadian cinema. Multiple award winning films.)

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.
Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

RSVP your Festival passes for the 2017 season for only $40. 20 festival dates scheduled in Toronto.
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

 

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RSVP Today the April (20th and 27th) FEEDBACK Film Festival Events.

We are proud to announce the lineups for our 2 April 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival events. Featuring the best of short films from around the world. Many of the selected films have won multiple awards at the top film festivals in the world.

Tickets are always FREE or Pay what you like (donation to pay cinema costs).

RSVP the Best of FEMALE DIRECTOR’S Shorts Festival – Thursday April 20th. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

See the full lineup: http://www.wildsound.ca/female_film_festival.html

RSVP your tickets at tickets@wildsound.ca

(Excellent lineup of films from Germany, Canada, Brazil, Belgium, France, Australia, UK, and the United States.)

RSVP the Best of HORROR/THRILLER Shorts Festival – Thursday April 27th. Carlton Cinemas. 7pm.

See the full lineup: http://www.wildsound.ca/horrortorontofilmfestival.html

RSVP your tickets at festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com

(Excellent lineup of films from the United States, Italy, UK, and Ireland.)

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.
Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

RSVP your Festival passes for the 2017 season for only $40. 20 festival dates scheduled in Toronto.
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

Free Event this Thursday February 23rd – Best of Action/Thriller Short Films from around the world!

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday February 23rd. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas.

A showcase of the best of ACTION/CRIME/THRILLER short films from the last year. Films from Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Norway, UK, and Canada.

Action packed films! Suspense films! High budget short films!

See the full program and full details of all of the films. Get your tickets on the program page, or simply reply to this email and RSVP.
http://www.wildsound.ca/actioncrimetorontofilmfestival.html

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.
Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

RSVP your Festival passes for the 2017 season for only $40. 20 festival dates scheduled in Toronto.
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

RSVP – Best of ACTION/THRILLER Short Film Festival. Thur. Feb. 23rd. 7pm. Carlton

SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday February 23rd. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas.

A showcase of the best of ACTION/CRIME/THRILLER short films from the last year. Films from Italy, Czech Republic, Russia, Norway, UK, and Canada.

Action packed films! Suspense films! High budget short films!

See the full program and full details of all of the films. Get your tickets on the program page, or simply reply to this email and RSVP.
http://www.wildsound.ca/actioncrimetorontofilmfestival.html
You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.
Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

RSVP your Festival passes for the 2017 season for only $40. 20 festival dates scheduled in Toronto.
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html

HORROR BEST SCENE Reading of OBEDIENCE by Michael Potts

Watch the February 2017 Best Scene Winner.

Best Scene from the screenplay OBEDIENCE Screenplay
Written by Michael Potts

CAST LIST:

ELMA – Val Cole
SHELDON – David Straus
GINNY – Catherine D’Angelo
NARRATOR – Charles Gordon

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Thriller, Fantasy

When Ginny and her best friend Susie investigate the strange barn Ginny has on her property they see a vision of a man hanging himself, getting his eyes trampled out by goats and then being seen by a young boy (Ginny’s preacher father Sheldon).


What is your screenplay about?

Ginny Sprigg, a sixteen-year old girl from Tennessee, fights for her life against her fundamentalist preacher father, Sheldon. Satan shape-shifts to mimic Jesus and convinces Sheldon to kill Ginny to save her soul—and kill anyone else who interferes. Ginny must find the strength to save her mother, boyfriend, and best friend by killing her own father and facing Satan alone.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Horror, supernatural thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It has a unique monster—Satan appearing to be Jesus Christ. It has a high-concept theme: the harm that toxic religion does to people. It can also be made on a limited budget, with few scene changes and only a few special effects.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Fundamentalist horror

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

Casablanca

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Seven years

How many stories have you written?

Two published short stories; three published novels

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Once in Bible class when I was in high school a man told us in ominous tones that if we did not share Christ with others, we would go to hell. He became addicted to prescription drugs, became convinced he was Jesus, and eventually committed suicide, leaving behind a wife and daughter. I wanted to place characters somewhat like him and his daughter in a horror setting.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I had to figure out whether Ginny or Sheldon was the main character. In the end, I believed Ginny’s struggle to save herself and her friends from her father was the core of the plot.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Philosophy (I’m a philosophy professor), chess, vegetable gardening, canning, walking in the country

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

I wanted to expose my screenplay to potential interested parties and improve it if it needed revision. The initial feedback was not wholly consistent with the latest feedback, but that’s fine—different reviewers have different perspectives—and the screenplay is stronger as a result.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Do not give up. Strive to improve. Get a thick skin—you must be able to stand criticism and learn from it. Write what you enjoy writing.

*****

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

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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SHORT SCREENPLAY – PROTEST SEEN by Donald J. Bingle

Watch the Winning January 2017 Short Screenplay.

Best Scene from the screenplay PROTEST SEEN Screenplay
Written by Donald J Bingle

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
PROTESTER – David Straus
YOUNG MAN – Gabriel Darku
FLAME BOY – Nick Wicht
GIVER – Charles Gordon
BUSINESS WOMAN – Shannon McNally

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama

What if they held a protest and nobody paid attention?


Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about how America reacts to protest.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Dark humor; drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

In just a few pages, it touches on the commitment of protesters, the importance of protest movements, the futility of protest movements, and the apathy of the American public.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Protesting apathy.

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

Hard to say. No VCRs or DVRs when I was a kid. Probably something like the original Journey to the Center of the Earth (with Pat Boone) or Harvey (Jimmy Stewart) or Princess Bride.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I wrote it many years ago, but the process of actually writing it wasn’t that extended. It’s only a few pages.

How many stories have you written?

I have five books and fifty or so shorter stories published in the thriller, mystery, science fiction, horror, steampunk, comedy, romance, and memoir genres, along with a couple screenplays and a dozen or so adventures for role-playing game systems. More about me and my writing at http://www.donaldjbingle.com.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

It was a creativity exercise triggered by a prompt.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Screenplay formatting is a challenge for those who primarily write short stories.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Causation. People don’t think about both the intended and unintended consequences of their actions and they don’t seem to care about the reasons why people may disagree with them about all sorts of important subjects.

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

The feedback was specific, helpful, and good. I entered because I believe Protest Seen would make a good, limited budget, limit cast, limited location project for a film student to tackle and submit to film festivals, but I don’t have ready access to people who might be looking for that kind of project.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

Understand not only your strengths, but your weaknesses, and challenge yourself to write things you never would have imagined yourself writing to develop your craft and expand your skill sets.

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

TV CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or TV SPEC Script
Voted #1 TV Contest in North America.
Screenplay CONTESTSUBMIT your Best Scene Screenplay or FEATURE Script
FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Get your script performed
Screenplay CONTESTFIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) Screenplay CONTEST
Submit the first stages of your film and get full feedback!

 

2016 BAR Films, Screenplays, Stories

See the best of the 2016 Festival: Short Films, Screenplays, Novels, Stories

ACTORShort Screenplay – DEATH’S LADY LOVE
June 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen M. Hunt

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SYMPATHY
October 2016 Reading
Written by Steven Sinnenberg


festival posterTHE TRAP, 16min, Canada, Crime/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

ACTORShort Screenplay – GARY’S GIRLS
April 2016 Reading
Written by Mckenzie Trent

ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – SMITHEREENS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Hershel D. Rephun

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: OLD BONES
September 2016 Reading
Written by Dermott Hayes

 

 

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

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Johnson

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