OCTOBER 2018 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterTHE WISHING CRANES, 3min., USA, Animation festival posterPLUSH ASSASSIN, 2min., USA, Animation
festival posterSTUCK, 5min., USA, Animation

festival posterEXPIRATION DATE, 4min., USA, Animation
festival posterBARELY THERE, 2min., USA, Animation

festival posterTHE RETURN, 19min, Turkey, Documentary

STORYFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MOVING ON by Sheila Warren
October 2018

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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Family Festival Testimonial – October 13 2018

Thank you for the very informative feedback. I really appreciate the diverse perspective that was given. Again, thank you. 
– Jamison Derfler (God’s Will, Feature Screenplay)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:
WATCH Winning Family Screenplay and Story Readings:

WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Film Festival Videos:

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterNOVAA – MELODY OF NEED, 3min., Germany Animation/Music Video

festival posterSUSHI MAN, 3min., USA, Animation/Romance

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: TREED by Staci Greason
September 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: SANDS OF THE MIRAGE by Aissa Martell
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: CLOUDY SKIES OF CONNECTICUT by Lissette Camacho
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: ADULTHOOD by Sam Morgan MacNeil
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: CAKE by Christianne Charles
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: TAKE ME TO EUROHEAVEN by Fatih Melek
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE UNVARNISHED TALES OF THE GREEN FAIRY by Jacob Cullen
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: ACCEPTANCE IS by Belle Angel
September 2018

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

Watch the PILOT Episode of the TV SHOW: ALL IN THE FAMILY

Meet the Bunkers Poster
In the series’ premiere, Mike and Gloria plan a surprise party to celebrate Archie and Edith’s 22nd anniversary. But it quickly turns into a shouting match between conservative Archie and the liberal “Meathead” on virtually every topic.

Director:

John Rich

Writers:

Norman Lear (developed by), Norman Lear

AUGUST 2018 FAMILY Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORNovel Reading: EMPTY SEATS by Wanda Adams Fischer

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

festival posterFIREFLIES, 3min., UK, Drama

festival posterGIRL IN YELLOW, 3min., USA, Drama/Family
festival posterBROTHERS, 5min., USA, Drama/Family

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

HIGHLIGHTS: July 2018 FAMILY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: The Legend of Rasputin

BEST PERFORMANCE: Sweet Yoyo

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Priest To Priest

BEST MUSIC: High Calorie

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterHIGH CALORIE, 17min., Turkey, Family/Drama

festival posterSWEETER, 13min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterPRIEST TO PRIEST, 9min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterTHE LEGEND OF RASPUTIN, 13min., Canada, Family/Animation

festival posterJOYA MIA, 5min., USA, Family/Drama

festival posterSWEET YOYO, 18min., Canada, Family/Drama

The theme of the July 2018 FAMILY FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Heath is Wealth”. Every single film was about how being healthy is the beginning and the end for any life.

There was a terrorist threat called in to the Toronto Police department the day of this festival event. Someone said that “For sure a bomb will be going off near the CN Tower.” So that story caught fire and there was basically a police office stationed at every corner of the city at night.

Selfishly, I was worried about our attendance. People did email the festival during the day that they will not attend, plus one of our volunteers declind to come as well. Nevertheless we still had a solid attendance filled with a great crowd.

My point to the Festival Directors Mary Cox & Kierston Drier was that because this “threat” was now in the consciousness of the city, there will 100% not be a threat because the element of surprise isn’t there. So onwards we went to another successful night. And of course no bomb went off. The police officers earned some much deserved overtime, while many businesses like bars, restaurants, and cinemas simply had a bad financial night.

What a great lineup of Family Films we showcased. Truly proud of this festival night. Can’t wait to showcase more family films.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

PRIEST TO PRIEST Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from July 2018 Family Festival

PRIEST TO PRIEST, 9min., USA, Family/Drama
Directed by Diana Losen

A nine-year-old priest seeks a mentor to help him defeat the antichrist, a devious middle-school bully.

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