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
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

 

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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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Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video: INSIDE short film

Watch and see the best of the August 2016 Family/Animation Film Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

  MOVIE POSTERINSIDE, 3min., Belguim, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Pepijn Claus

A story about a worm, a beetle and a very hungry bird…

Director’s Statement:

Film Type:Animation, Short, Student

Genres:Comedy, Cartoon, Animals

Runtime:3 minutes 19 seconds

Completion Date:September 10, 2015

Production Budget:1,200 EUR

Country of Origin:Belgium

Country of Filming:Belgium

Aspect Ratio:16:4

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

Student Project:Yes

 

 

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Nov. 26th event
ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Oct. 29th event
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September 24th event
ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 27th event
ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event
ACTORJUNE 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 26th event
ACTORMAY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORAPRIL 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 30th event
ACTORMarch 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 26th event

 

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video: GHOSTBOY short film

Watch and see the best of the August 2016 Family/Animation Film Festival

AUDIENCE FEEDBACK VIDEO:

  MOVIE POSTERGHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Jonathan Brooks

An exciting tale of mystery, mayhem and friendship, ‘Ghostboy’ teaches the very important lesson to not judge a book by it’s cover…

Director’s Statement:

DIRECTORS’ NOTES

Nearly 10 years had passed since I first sketched the character of Ghostboy. I felt it was something that would never materialise into anything and become a wasted idea like so many other ideas. After wrapping on a previous short film, I was looking for my next challenge. That’s when Ghostboy came about, though all I had was a few sketches and a short poem, I still had the basic structure of the story. It wasn’t until much later that the character of Alfie was introduced as well as his family, but the essence of Ghostboy was still there.

This would be my first animated film to direct and aimed at an entirely different audience that I hadn’t attempted to reach before. Being made for kids was in fact one of the main aspects which convinced me in to making Ghostboy. It opened up a new way of storytelling and filmmaking I hadn’t been able to try in my previous films. I knew this was going to be a fun project to direct but at the same time my most challenging.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Film Type:Animation

Runtime:9 minutes 10 seconds

Completion Date:December 17, 2015

Production Budget:6,000 GBP

Country of Origin:United Kingdom

Country of Filming:United Kingdom

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

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WATCH PAST FILM FESTIVAL EVENTS and the FEEDBACK VIDEOS of EACH SELECTED FILM

ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Jan. 28th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Nov. 26th event
ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Oct. 29th event
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September 24th event
ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 27th event
ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event
ACTORJUNE 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 26th event
ACTORMAY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORAPRIL 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 30th event
ACTORMarch 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 26th event

 

FEEDBACK FAMILY TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL – Thursday August 25, 2016

The FEEDBACK Monthly Film Festival is back for 2016.. Our home is The Carlton Cinemas, located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street. The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm. Continuing to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format moderated by Matthew Toffolo. Showcasing a festival every single month in 2016!

Tickets for 2016 are PAY WHAT YOU LIKE. Purchase your tickets online via Paypal or Credit Card. Tickets are first come first serve.

All proceeds to this month’s festival will be donated to festival cinema costs (suggestion $8 and up), which helps the monthly event. 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 tickets@wildsound.ca 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 40 out of its last 42 events!

You will be able to buy alcohol (beer, wine, liquor), popcorn, candy, and refreshments before the show.

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


FIRST ACT PROGRAM – Family Festival


101 CUPCAKES, 13min, Australia, Family/Drama
Directed by Jane Eakin

Healing comes in many flavours. An uplifting story about love, death and the healing power of cooking.

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LUCY, 16min, Greece, Family/Drama
Directed by Stamatis Giannoulis

Myrto and Kimonas, an elderly childless couple have just lost their pet dog Lucy of natural causes. The events that will unfold the day they take their beloved pet to the vet will make them reconsider their relations and give them the opportunity to realise that nothing can substitute their love which, they now put to the test for whatever they have left…

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GHOSTBOY, 9min., UK, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Jonathan Brooks

An exciting tale of mystery, mayhem and friendship, ‘Ghostboy’ teaches the very important lesson to not judge a book by it’s cover…

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

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SECOND ACT PROGRAM – Under 5min. FAMILY Film Festival


AWESOME BEETLE’S COLORS, 3min, Latvia, Animation/Musical
Directed by Indra Sproge

The story goes : Awesome Beetles Color Dirty Elephant. Five Gorgeous Hippopotamuses Inspire the Jaguar. Kangaroos Like Marmelade. Naughty Octopusses Photograph the Queen. The Royal Spider Teaches an Unhappy Vampire. Wariors X-ray a Yellow Zebra. A nearly impossible story, supported by a catchy melody, guides us through the ABCs.

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INSIDE, 3min., Belguim, Animation/Comedy
Directed by Pepijn Claus

A story about a worm, a beetle and a very hungry bird…

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

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5476 Miles, 4min, UK, Animation/Music Video
Directed by Terry Thomas

A handmade paper stop motion music video that tells the story of a lonely starling waiting for love.

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SPARROW DUET, 4min, USA, Animation/Experimental
Directed by Steve Socki

Animated abstract shapes and gestures dance together playfully with bird-like motion. The original music score was composed and performed by Gary Chang

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A SMALL VOICE, 2min, UK, Animation/Drama
Directed by Michelle Brand

A shy young boy is confronted with the relentless demands of an overbearing adult forcing him to sing in front of a crowd. Vivid imagery conveys the child’s trauma as it helplessly stands facing the expectant onlookers, unable to sing through fear. Overwhelmed by the ordeal, the only alternative is to run away.

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BOTTOMLESS, 2min, USA, Animation/Biography
Directed by Veronique Vanblaere

A Belgian woman seeks citizenship in the United States, and finds that her experiences are bottomless.

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SEA OF INK, 3min, USA, Animation/Drama
Directed by Chenxin Yang

Sea of Ink is a two-minute animation about an artist struggling with his creative block and his journey under the sea.

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1916, 4min, UK, Animation/Drama
Directed by Oscar Lewis

An old man remembers the last time he saw his father, walking with him to the train station in rural England. This short film was made to mark the centenary of men with families being conscripted to the army in 1916 during WW1.

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TIME SMASH, 2min., USA, Animation/Sci-Fi
Directed by Benjamin Reicher

A time traveler goes back 2 weeks to stop himself from going to Cynthia’s new years party. Unfortunately, he brings his cat along and forgets to let him back into the machine when he returns to the present. The cat grabs onto the machine last second, becomes radioactive, and ends up in ancient Egypt. What the time traveler finds when he returns to the present is pretty messed up….

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JAILBREAK, 1min., USA, Animation/Crime
Directed by Alise Munson

Shot in black and white, “Jailbreak” follows the daring escape of a prisoner fleeing his cell and his quest for sweet punishment. The animated short from HouseSpecial Director Aaron Sorenson is a German Expressionist-inspired design mash-up of stop-motion and illustration � with a decidedly adult twist.

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The event runs from 7pm to 9:10pm on Thursday August 25, 2016

Today’s Family Audience FEEDBACK Video: VALOR CAT, Animation/Comic Book, 7min, USA

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Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

  MOVIE POSTERVALOR CAT, Animation/Comic Book, 7min, USA
Directed by Benjamin Reicher

Valor Cat (secretly mayor Mark Bristle) is the hero of Valor City. John Sci is Valor Cat’s best friend and the man who gave him his powers. Burmac is a robot that Valor Cat thought he killed. He has recently repaired himself and is planning to take down Valor Cat with the only thing that could possibly stop him.

Writers
Ben Reicher

Key Cast
Ben Reicher
Paul Berkholds
Sharon Kim
Brian Smee

Musical Composition
Melanie Carroll-Dolci

Musical Arrangement
Jesse Richardson

Sound Design
Marcus Sobczak

Film Type: Animation, Short, Student

Genres: Musical, Comedy, opera, superhero

Runtime: 6 minutes 30 seconds

Completion Date: April 10, 2015

Country of Origin: United States

Country of Filming: United States

Film Language: English

Shooting Format: Digital

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Film Color: Color

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK for the Family Short Film BEING

Deadline November 10th for Family Film and Writing Festival
https://festivalforfamily.com/

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK for BEING:

BEING, Animation/Experimental, 2min, China
Directed by Tingting Liu

This is a short animation about a lonely ghost trying to find his identity. He wish could communicate with human beings and be loved but never succeed. Some day it comes true through some special media and art form.