Winning Short Screenplay – SID by Auriga Ifill

Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama

An artificial intelligence is tasked with the reintroduction of human life after a bacteria wiped out the entire race.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Val Cole
Reporter: Mandy May Cheetham
Hideo Kojima: Peter Mark Raphael
Dr. Melvin Hess: Allan Michael Brunet
Dr. Amy Kojima: Angelica Alejandro

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

SID – Prologue is about an artificial intelligence tasked with reintroducing human life, after the human race is eradicated by a virus.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Sci-Fi/Drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

From one perspective I believe there is a basic message of peace and respect within the story that, given the current political & racial, hate mongering climates, needs to be heard, understood, and learned from. From another perspective, people need to be made more aware of repercussions of their actions & in-actions.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Potentially influential.

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

Tough question, maybe Die Hard, 1988, or possibly Apocalypse Now, 1979, but the answer could be any one of a plethora of other movies. Maybe American Beauty, 1999.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Maybe six months at this point.

How many stories have you written?

One.

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Possibly, Sweetness Dream Of Me by Anton Barbeau.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Who said I’ve finished? Biggest obstacle though? Probably insomnia, or a lack of Stroopwafels.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Passion is a mighty strong word, I’m passionate about watching movies also. I live for the next scene to play on repeat for days without end.

You entered your screenplay via FilmFreeway. What has been your experiences working with the submission platform site?

Quick & painless.

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

The influence to enter your festival was your location. My feelings on the initial feedback were, that I felt a sense of relief. It finally seemed possible that I may have had an idea worth investigating.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

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Winning 1pg SHORT Script Reading of THE PARK PERVERT, by Mark Levitt

Genre: Comedy

Public leering, sexual harassment, not just another day in the park.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Sal: Hugh Ritchie
Karen: Ariel Brooker
Syrus: Geoff Mays
Karen: Ariel Brooker

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Its about cover-ups, deception, and lust

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Comedy and drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because it doesn’t have super-heroes and an inflated budget so it will make all its money back.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Pervy ethics

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

Shawshank Redemption…Get busy living, or get busy watching Shawshank, that’s damn right!

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

On and off, through a couple of versions, iterations, for a few years

How many stories have you written?

Over 80

What is your favorite song? (Or, what song have you listened to the most times in your life?)

Probably, God Only Knows by Beach Boys.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trimming it down to just a page and hitting all the comedic notes was tough, but it was a good challenge to know I could do it.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Acting

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

I admired the festival’s goals to give honest and positive feedback to fledgling filmmakers. Its tough to rated against more seasoned filmmakers with heftier budgets and its easy to get discouraged by film festivals who value finesse over stories and do not reply to submissions. It’s great to hear feedback from audience members and people who just love to encourage filmmakers.

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

Camera Operator: Kierston Drier

Editor: John Johnson

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Audience FEEDBACK: MISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy

Played at the June 2017 Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival.

MISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Marianna Mankowska

Far, far away from planet earth, Misiek discovers that the film business is a tough business.

Project Links

Film Type: Animation, Short
Runtime: 2 minutes
Completion Date: September 14, 2014
Production Budget: 0 USD
Country of Origin: Poland
Country of Filming: Poland
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: digital
Film Color: Color

Los Angeles FEEDBACK Film Festival – June 1, 2017 Event. RSVP your FREE Tickets

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Showcasing the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Matthew Toffolo.

Tickets for are FREE or PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Reserve your tickets online. Donate via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event:


OR, if you like to obtain seats in advance and pick them up on the day of the event (come for FREE, or make a donation), please email us at   latickets@wildsoundfestival.com and we’ll reserve seats for you.

You can pick up the tickets on the day of the event at the cinema. Tickets are first come, first serve. This festival has sold out 58 out of its last 60 events in Toronto. We can’t wait to do the festival in Los Angeles for the first time in 2017.

Here is the full program of films. Festival starts at 7pm sharp!

1st ACT PROGRAM – Best of SCI-FI


CRADLE, 11min, USA, Sci-Fi/Thriller
Directed by David Holechek

A man risks his body and mind to right a terrible wrong.

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ON SUNDAY, 6min, UK, Sci-Fi/Drama
Directed by David Lea

An old man and his dog make their routine walk to the isolated clifftops of deepest Cornwall…but this time they’re not alone.

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1950 DA, 7min, France, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Directed by Sebastien Tulard

Axel is a child who dreams only of one thing: space travel. Left out by other children who do not understand him, Axel takes refuge in his world by observing the stars.

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THE EARTH SURVIVAL CODE, 10min, China, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Directed by Yin Yue

A girl from another universe, being chased by a mysterious man in space, crashes into a residential area on Earth.

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2nd ACT PROGRAM – Best of COMEDY


MISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Marianna Mankowska

Far, far away from planet earth, Misiek discovers that the film business is a tough business.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

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GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Don Downie

Maribeth just needs some help to finish a big project but ends up with much more than she expected! Sometimes more is less. This is the story of what happens when overachiever Maribeth tries to ease her work pressures and interviews potential assistants, one wackier than the other.

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NOVAK, 5min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Tom Skowronski

What happens when stand up comedy becomes the ultimate interrogation tool.

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SAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Aaron Weinstein

At a post-concert reception, a young jazz musician tries to survive aggressive grannies and other terrifying beasts.

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FUCK THE BITCH !?, 5min, France, Comedy
Directed by Daniel Jenny

In which a light and unfaithful woman, interested in money easily earned in a somewhat doubtful manner, suddenly sees her hopes flying away.

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The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival coming to Los Angeles.. Our LA home is Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles (beside the Staples Center) at 1000 W Olympic Blvd.. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm.

Get to know the short film: SAY WHAT!: A GERIATRIC PROPOSAL, USA, 5min, Animation/Comedy

Short Film playing at the Los Angeles COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday June 1st. GET your FREE TICKETS

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At a post-concert reception, a young jazz musician tries to survive aggressive grannies and other terrifying beasts.

Weinstein, Aaron – Director
Weinstein, Aaron – Writer
Weinstein, Aaron – Producer
Weinstein, Jeremy – Producer
Busch, Charles – Key Cast

Film Type: Animation, Short
Genres: Comedy, Animation
Runtime: 5 minutes 31 seconds
Completion Date: December 12, 2016
Country of Origin: United States
Country of Filming: United States
Shooting Format: Digital
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Film Color: Color

Get to know the short film: MISIEK AND EVE FROM OUTER SPACE, 2min, Poland, Animation/Comedy

Short Film playing at the Los Angeles COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival on Thursday June 1st. GET your FREE TICKETS

PosterFar, far away from planet earth, Misiek discovers that the film business is a tough business,

Project Links

Film Type: Animation, Short
Runtime: 2 minutes
Completion Date: September 14, 2014
Production Budget: 0 USD
Country of Origin: Poland
Country of Filming: Poland
Film Language: English
Shooting Format: digital
Film Color: Color

HIGHLIGHTS – April 6, 2017 LA FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: THE NEON STRUGGLE

Best Performances: UNCLE ALBERT

Best Cinematography: CONFESSION

Best Music: The music from THE NEON STRUGGLE

WATCH THE AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEOS for each film: 

festival posterCONFESSION, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE WHITE ROSE, 5min, USA, Thriller/Film Noir
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterHAVE A LITTLE FAITH, 12min, USA, Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterUNCLE ALBERT, 11min, USA, Dark Comedy
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterGEORGE, 7min, USA, Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE LONG GOODBYE: AN ALZHEIMER’S STORY, 5min, USA, Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
festival posterTHE NEON STRUGGLE, 38min, USA, Documentary
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

The LOS ANGELES APRIL 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of short movies from the United States. The first half was a selection of “Female Directed films”. The second half was a selection of “Documentary films”.

The theme of the festival was “END OF THE LINE”.

Every film showcased was about a moment or situation that was the final chapter in a life or career.

NOTE: Our 3rd festival in Los Angeles. Many more to come!

Los Angeles definitely has a different vibe in comparison to Toronto, our usual festival city. The first difference is when people arrive to the cinema. In Toronto, most people arrive and are in their seats with refreshments by 6:50pm for the 7pm event. In Los Angeles, we had 124 people attend the festival. Our of those 124, 56 people came between 7:05pm and 7:30pm – for the 7pm start time!

Their are many reasons for this. For one, people drive in LA and everyone seems to be an hour away from everything in the spread out city. And there is ALWAYS traffic. I was chatting with the manager of Regal LA LIVE and suggested that perhaps we should move the start time to 8pm next time. He said good idea, but that means people are just going to come at 8:30pm instead!

In Toronto, most people either walk or take the subway to their destination, so their arrival time is more predictable.

There is always the West Coast/East Coast generalizations theory. On the East Coast, people are more intense and schedule their day more – which leads to everyone arriving on time. On the West Coast, people are more relaxed and chill – which leads to them not worrying about time in general.

Moving the festival to Los Angeles has proven to be a success as of date. I just need to shift to the “West Coast” and perhaps call the festival to start at 7pm, while we really start at 7:20pm so when the first film begins, we have a packed house.

See you at the festivals in 2017.
NEXT Los Angeles event is Thursday June 1, 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo