Best Scene Reading: The Camping Lawyer, by Lea Ann Vandygriff

CAST LIST: Rebecca: Carina Cojeen Sydney: Christina Leonard Narrator: Aaron Williams Narration: Sean Ballantyne Jim: Geoff Mays Josiah: Aaron Maxwell Williams — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa,… Continue reading Best Scene Reading: The Camping Lawyer, by Lea Ann Vandygriff

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: That 80s Guy, by Craig Fones, Larry Coulter

A Middle-aged man trapped under hypnosis still thinks it’s the 1980’s as he pursues his now divorced, old high school interest. CAST LIST: Barbara: Christina Leonard Robin: Erica Levene Narration: Carina Cojeen Hayden Bell: Aaron Maxwell Brandon: Aaron Williams Asher: Geoff Mays Hayden Bell, with his love of everything 80’s, has his 80’s music and… Continue reading Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: That 80s Guy, by Craig Fones, Larry Coulter

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: THE NEED FOR SOMETHING NEW, by John T. Frederick

A screenwriter, a “bull without balls,” eight days from 60… drives into The Great American Southwest, searching for beauty… and a new story to tell. CAST LIST: Old Indian: Michael Ruhs Florance: Bree Ali Narration: Hannah Ehman Josh: Shawn Devlin Gary: Ron Boyd — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder Casting… Continue reading Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: THE NEED FOR SOMETHING NEW, by John T. Frederick

Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: TRANSFERENCE, by Mark C. Spera

H.C.A.T. (Human Consciousness Attribute Transfer) is about to change the world, but both the technology and its creator Dr. Robert Courtney are in danger. The Government wants to exploit it and one very powerful individual must destroy it. Unknowingly breaching the divide between the natural and super natural, Dr. Courtney with the help of a… Continue reading Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: TRANSFERENCE, by Mark C. Spera

Director Biography – Michael Dolha (HAYLEY)

Michael Dolha was born on August 20, 1996 in Transylvania, Romania. He is a film director based in Los Angeles, California who graduated the New York Film Academy with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and has worked on over 50 productions including feature films, short films, commercials and music videos. He is best… Continue reading Director Biography – Michael Dolha (HAYLEY)

Short Film: HAYLEY, 11min, USA, Drama/Thriller

A 3 hours flight becomes a race against time for a 24 years old neurotic flight attendant who is doing everything in her power to collect evidence in furtherance of saving an 8 years old girl who she believes is a victim of sexual abuse. The protagonist’s goal becomes imposible to reach thanks to the… Continue reading Short Film: HAYLEY, 11min, USA, Drama/Thriller

Director Biography – Jan Johnson Goldberger, Jan Johnson Goldberger (SHOOTER)

Jan Johnson Goldberger is an award-winning filmmaker and alumna of the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. While at AFI she became the recipient of the production award administered by the Institute: The Martin Ritt Production Award, named in honor of the socially conscious director of the film, Norma Rae; and a Women In Film… Continue reading Director Biography – Jan Johnson Goldberger, Jan Johnson Goldberger (SHOOTER)

Short Film: SHOOTER, 11min., USA, Drama

Coach Michelle “Shooter” Barnes is an ex-high school basketball star who now teaches at her old high school on the southside of Chicago. Coach encounters a ruckus in the school locker room after recess and attempts to intercede. As a result, she is threatened by one of her students and is tested in more ways… Continue reading Short Film: SHOOTER, 11min., USA, Drama

Director Biography – Jaskaran Singh (A TURBAN & A BEARD)

Jaskaran Singh holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from the University of Toronto in Political Science and is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Advanced Television and Film program. He held the positions of Head Writer and Creative Director while at UofT for its campus wide media channel. While at Sheridan, Jaskaran continued to write… Continue reading Director Biography – Jaskaran Singh (A TURBAN & A BEARD)

Short Film: A TURBAN & A BEARD, 8min, Canada, Drama

Witness three stories told over two decades shedding light on Sikh hate crimes in one nation. It doesn’t matter who’s in the White House. White supremacy is still all around us. Film Type: Short Genres: Drama Runtime: 8 minutes 37 seconds Completion Date: February 28, 2019 Country of Origin: Canada Country of Filming: Canada Film… Continue reading Short Film: A TURBAN & A BEARD, 8min, Canada, Drama