2017 FAMILY Short Films (32)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
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festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation
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festival posterPOST NO BILLS, 5min, Canada, Animation/Adventure
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festival posterFIRM WITH PURPOSE, 5min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterTHE FOREST PRINCESS, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Family
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festival posterTHE DARKNESS KEEPER, 18min, Spain, Thriller/Suspense
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festival posterPUSHING, 10min, USA, Family/Drama
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festival posterMY LITTLE BROTHER, 6min, New Zealand, Family/Experimental
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festival posterCHALK, 10min, Family/Adventure
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festival posterPEPITA & MAX, 6min, Family/Animation
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festival posterUKA, 3min, Spain, Animation/Family
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festival posterKARMA, 4min., USA, Animation/Family
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festival posterPERFECT TOWN, 4min., Switzerland, Animation/Fantastic
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festival posterONE PER PERSON, 10min., Canada, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterFRUIT, 7min., Germany, Animation/Experimental
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festival posterOUR CRAPPY TOWN, 8min, USA, Animation/Comedy
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festival posterTHE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama
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festival posterMAGIC RADIO, 9min, USA, Family/Comedy
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festival posterWALLY, 24min, USA, LGBT, Documentary
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festival posterA MONSTER CALLED CHARLES, 15min, UK, Fantasy/Drama
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festival posterTHE FINAL FAIRYTALE, 1min, UK, Family
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festival posterTHE SNOWMAN’S HAT, 2min, USA, Animation
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festival posterFAMILY SHADOWS, 4min, USA, Family/Drama
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festival posterSEEDS, 12min, UK, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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festival posterGEORGE, 7min, USA, Documentary
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festival posterTHE LONG GOODBYE: AN ALZHEIMER’S STORY, 5min, USA, Documentary
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festival posterTHE NEON STRUGGLE, 38min, USA, Documentary
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festival posterRIGHT HERE OR OVER THERE, 16min, France, Drama
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festival posterBENDED BONDS, 6min, Belgium, Drama
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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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December 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Family Film or Screenplay to the Festival: http://festivalforfamily.com

 

ACTORAN UNCOMMON FAMILY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Christa Polkinhorn
ACTORSERAPHIM RISING – FAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Andy McQuire
ACTORGETAWAY DAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Ken White
festival posterGLORIOUS VICTORY, 2min., USA, Animation 
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festival posterPURRS AND ‘OL MAN BLUES, 2min., Canada, Animation
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festival posterPINK BUBBLES, 3min., Taiwan, Animation
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festival posterBARRY THE BLOBFISH, 2min., USA, Animation
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festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation
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ACTORMINNIE NOIR TV PILOT
December 2017 Reading
by Katie Grotzinger
ACTORFOOTSTEPS OF MY FATHER – THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay
December 2017 Reading
by Erik V. Wolter

 

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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

November 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Family Film or Screenplay to the Festival: http://festivalforfamily.com

 

festival posterPOST NO BILLS, 5min, Canada, Animation/Adventure
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festival posterFIRM WITH PURPOSE, 5min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterTHE FOREST PRINCESS, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Family
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ACTORCOMING SHORT Screenplay – VALERIE VERSUS EARTH
November 2017 Reading
by Jason Boaden
ACTORTIMETRIPPERS Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Hamish Robertson

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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

2017 – Read the best of FAMILY Short Film Pitches & Loglines

SCROLL through and read the best of SHORT FILMS from 2017: 

THE INDIAN OUTSIDE, by Mickey Daily

MERELY PLAYERS, by Marina Kopytina

THEY DROVE ON STREETS PAVED WITH KINDNESS, by John Bauer

TIME, by Farukh Bashir

LITTLE KADY, by Omar Noel

TEARS IN MY EYE, by Abiodun Wotter

A CHANGE OF TAPESTRY, by Alkioni Valsari & Kristen Ross

CHRISTMAS WINGS, by Lily Allen

PROMISE ME, by Kevin Machate

THE GIFT, by Diamantina Browdy

FAMILY Best Scene Script Reading of SERAPHIM RISING, by Andy McGuire

 

Genre: Family, Drama

A street-wise 12 year old name JASON PINCH learns of his newfound responsibilities via MICHAEL, the archangel. Also in the scene is MYLEENA, an ex-soldier who’s fate has become intertwined with Pinch’s.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION: Vanessa Quagliara
Myleena – Julie C. Sheppard
Pinch – Trevor Marlatt
Michael – Peter Nelson

Get to know the writer: 

  What is your screenplay about?

A young homeless thief accidentally acquires the powers of Heaven when he steals from a rogue angel. He must learn the responsibility of weilding such power while being hunted by the rogue. Fortunately, he has help.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Action adventure
Superhero/comic book

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Even with the glut of Marvel and DC films, Seraphim Rising stands out with its theological (but never heavy-handed) overtones. Additionally, the protagonist is a child and to see a child’s idea of what to do with super powers is more interesting than an adult.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Angelic super action

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

Fight Club

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

2 years

How many stories have you written?

Over 10

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

Not sure. But favorite musical artist is Rise Against, bar none.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Trying not to make it preachy and thus more accessible.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Board games, movies, comics

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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

WINNING FAMILY FEATURE SCREENPLAY – THE SPIRIT OF COLUMBUS, by Eric W. Carlson

 

(Adventure/Drama; based on a true story.) In 1964, Ohio housewife & amateur pilot Jerrie Mock races professional aviatrix Joan Merriam Smith in a daring attempt to become the first woman to successfully fly solo around the world.

Genre: Family, Drama, History, Adventure

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Jane Hailes
Jerrie: Penelope Park
Joan: Kelci Stephenson
Russ: Todd Thomas Dark
Williams: Charles Gordon
Sharp: Nick Wicht

Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

In 1964, Ohio housewife and amateur pilot Jerrie Mock races professional aviatrix Joan Merriam Smith in a daring attempt to become the first woman to successfully fly solo around the world.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

True story/Adventure/Drama

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Jerrie Mock is an inspiration to all women (and others) who wish to achieve something meaningful, despite significant odds against success. (As a trivia note, her small Cessna 180 hangs in the Dulles annex of the Air and Space museum. If you are in the area, go look at it. You will be surprised at how small and fragile her airplane looks. It’s amazing she flew it 23,000 miles in 29 days.)

How would you describe this script in two words?

Courageous women.

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

To Kill a Mockingbird.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I began the research in the summer of 2016. I finished the first draft in February 2017, and immediately started the revisions and editing.

How many stories have you written?

Well over 20 screenplays.

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

I Saw Her Standing There, by the Beatles – the true essence of a rock and roll song with its simple premise and pure raw sound.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

I wanted to get this story right to honor Jerrie, so my editing process was long (and is still ongoing). Her story needs to be told.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Music (I’m a drummer), history, movies, and traveling.

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

It’s a great submission platform. I’ve entered over a dozen scripts into numerous contests, and never had a problem.

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

The feedback I received was the best from any contest, bar none. I have advised all of the writers in my screenwriting group to enter if they have a script that would fit the tone of your contest. I used the notes I received to do a rewrite, and they really strengthened my script. The fact that you had actors breathe life into my story was the absolute icing on the cake. It’s rare that we writers receive such an honor and opportunity.

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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

October 2017 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

Submit your Family Film or Screenplay to the Festival: http://festivalforfamily.com

 

ACTORFAMILY 1st SCENE Screenplay – MY ATARI CHRISTMAS
October 2017 Reading
by Chris Parrish
ACTORADVENTURE 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE MONSTER HUNTERS CODE
October 2017 Reading
by Ryan Brannan

festival posterTHE DARKNESS KEEPER, 18min, Spain, Thriller/Suspense
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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