January 2018 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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


festival posterOUR WONDERFUL NATURE, 3min., Germany, Animation
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festival posterEGGS AND SOLDIERS, 20min., USA, Drama/Family
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festival posterEVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY, 30min., Austria, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterLILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family
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ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – AMERICAN SCHOOL
January 2018 Reading
by Michael Hager
ACTOREUROPEAN SHORT Screenplay – THE BIKERS’ WAVE
January 2018 Reading
by Damien Mazza
ACTOR FAMILY Best Scene Screenplay – THE SHOW TO DIE FOR
January 2018 Reading
by Martin Cox
ACTORMYSTERY Best Scene Screenplay – UNDER THE WELL
January 2018 Reading
by Max. J. Eber
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – NO HONOUR AMONG FAMILY
January 2018 Reading
by Shawn McCormack
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – CURLY AND TUBS AND THE GALLOPING ROT
January 2018 Reading
by Kim Montgomery
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – AUNT SOOKIE ME
January 2018 Reading
by Michael Scott Garvin
ACTOR NOVEL Transcript Reading – SHARLEYS LESSONS
January 2018 Reading
by RK Vetter
ACTOR SHORT STORY Reading – EVERYTHING
January 2018 Reading
by Lionel Walfish

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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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2017 NOVELS & SHORT STORIES (10)


ACTORAN UNCOMMON FAMILY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Christa Polkinhorn
ACTORGETAWAY DAY Novel Transcript Reading
December 2017 Reading
by Ken White
ACTORTIMETRIPPERS Novel Transcript Reading
November 2017 Reading
by Hamish Robertson
ACTORNOVEL Transcript – COURAGE THE MOUSE
September 2017 Reading
by Cornelia Fick

ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – THEY DROVE ON STREETS PAVED WITH KINDNESS
July 2017 Reading
by John Bauer

ACTORNOVEL Transcript: DIGBY’S DIARY
May 2017 Reading
by E.D. Bird
ACTORNOVEL Transcript: THE SCENT OF MY SON: IN GOD WE TRUST
May 2017 Reading
by Adrienne Miranda

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – RYAN GORDON
March 2017 Reading
Written by Art Blum
ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – BRIAR EARTH
March 2017 Reading
Written by Paul Tapp

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – MEI MENG: THE LOST PANDA
February 2017 Reading
Written by Andrew Fisk

 

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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 FAMILY Short Screenplays (8)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

ACTORCOMING SHORT Screenplay – VALERIE VERSUS EARTH
November 2017 Reading
by Jason Boaden
ACTORUNDER 5min. SHORT Screenplay – BABY LOUIE
July 2017 Reading
by Mark Richards

ACTORSTUDENT SHORT Screenplay – BRANCHES
July 2017 Reading
by Holyn Thigpen

ACTORFAMILY SHORT Screenplay – GIRL IN THE PAINTING
June 2017 Reading
by Scott Williamson
ACTORFANTASY SHORT Screenplay – POLLY
April 2017 Reading
Written by Eric P. Granger

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – TWO GEESE AND A LADY GIRAFFE
February 2017 Reading
Written by Chanda Walker
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – 5 THINGS NOT TO FEED YOUR BABY
February 2017 Reading
Written by Todd A. Jackson

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MODERN LOVE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Hannah Dillon

 

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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 1st Scene Script – MY ATARI CHRISTMAS, by Chris Parrish

 

Genre: Family, Comedy, Drama

In the spirit of “A Christmas Story,” an unlucky kid from an eccentric family embarks on a disastrous quest to obtain the most coveted present of the 1982 holiday season — an Atari 2600!

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Dad: Dan Cristofori
Mason: Brennan Clost
Radio: Connor Lyon
TV Chorus: Shaun Mazoka
News Reporter: Julie C. Sheppard

Get to know the writer: 

What is your screenplay about?

In the spirit of A CHRISTMAS STORY and CHRISTMAS VACATION, it’s about a kid from a crazy family on a quest to get the most popular and expensive toy of the holiday season — an Atari 2600!

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Family Holiday Comedy

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Because Hollywood hasn’t made a good live action Christmas comedy for the entire family since ELF (nearly fifteen years ago.)

How would you describe this script in two words?

Funny & nostalgic

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

BLADE RUNNER

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Over a year (with lots of starts and stops)

How many stories have you written?

To date, I’ve written about 18 screenplays (at least half of which truly stink)

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

According to my iTunes, ROAR by Katy Perry

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Finding time to write it with work and going back to school

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’ve always loved to draw

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

Very user friendly

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

Everybody told me it wasn’t commercial enough to get made but my college professor encouraged me to ignore the cynics, get it out in the world and see see if other people want to see a fun live action Christmas movie as much as I do. I LOVED the feedback from the festival. Honest. Thoughtful. Insightful and very constructive.

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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 – FAMILY Feature Films of the year. Read loglines and synopsis.

Read the best of FAMILY feature films from around the world: 

THE CITY OF ALVAREZ, by Sonya Marshall

ELF-FLUENZA, by Jeffrey Angus

ALABAMA, by Nicole Jamison

THE FANTASTIC WITHIN, by Andy McGuire

HOW TO MAKE PATE, by Fab Sebastian Caleffi

AUDIBLE, by Gregg Napoli

TREASURE HUNT, by Sriraman Tirmalai

ATHEISAURUS 1: BJORN AND ZORN, by Andrew Cahill-Lloyd

MOOSELIGHT SERENADE, by Ronald Micci

PLEASE DON’T EAST THE RICH, by Scott Weinstein

GOOD AFRICAN BANANAS, by Victor Ogugua

THE TRUTH ABOUT HUNTINGTON, by Dominique Seward

GONIES, by Phil Stokes

DREAMWORLD START DREAMING, by Rebecca Paniagua

SALLY CLAUS, by Tania Penn

UNFATALLY DEAD: TO THAW OR NOT TO THAW, by Wayne Edmiston

THE SLEEPING LION AWAKENS, by Barry R. Conforti

NUCLEARFAMILY, by Sheri Smith

MRS. CHIPPY AND THE CREW, by Angela Curry

THE 13TH DAY, by Anthony Cummins

HERALD OF PEACE, by Joy Varkey Irimpan

THE WIZARD OF WONDERLAND, by Ron Glick

THE LOST LOCKS OF SAMPSON, by Barry R. Conforti

ONE MISSED STEP, by Barbara Morris

TWO FEET, by Mark Roper

TELL ME EVERYTHING, by Luke Nicklin

WINGMEN, by Joe Donato

MAYNO THE BANDIT OF MARENGO, by Liliana Angeleri

THE COMPETITION, by Jerry Kokich

EXPIRATION DATE, by Tania Penn

MILLION DOLLAR KITTY, by Sunshine Kessler

BUDDY SIR, by Rajnish Mehra

GOOD NIGHT CRONKITE, by Rita Roberts

MORPHY, by Wess Meixwell and Joe Donato

MISSING CLAYTON, by Bev Irwin

 

MY LITTLE BROTHER Short Film – Sept. 2017 FAMILY FEEDBACK Film Festival

MY LITTLE BROTHER, 6min, New Zealand, Family/Experimental
Directed by Anthony Bennett

A young boy’s story of his little brother, the scary internet and a nightmare vision

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

PUSHING Short Film – Sept. 2017 FAMILY FEEDBACK Film Festival

PUSHING, 10min, USA, Family/Drama
Directed by Ryan LaPine 

A homeless man, living on the fringes of society, feels out of touch with the speed and exclusivity of his surroundings. He retreats into his imagination to a time where he was better capable of fitting in and was accepted by others.

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