Family Festival Testimonial – March 4 2019

I signed up to FilmFreeway at the beginning of the year but have been pretty selective about entering film festivals. There aren’t too many that focus on family films which is a shame, so when I saw the Festival for Family I jumped at the opportunity. The feedback was tremendous. It prompted me to re write the ending to make it more satisfying and I’m so glad I did. My script sparkled after the changes.

  • Scott Williamson

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Genre: Family, Fantasy

A curious young girl is shocked to find a tormented soul trapped in her grandmother’s favourite painting, but she soon discovers there are even more sinister plans afoot.

CAST LIST: 
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Kate: Andrea Meister
Beryl: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Witch: Konstantina Mantelos
Caretaker: Anthony Botelho

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January 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

festival posterSTORY MOVIE: Knock Knock by Mary Barr festival posterWINNING FEATURE SCREENPLAY: At The Mercy of Faith by Samuel Taylor
festival posterWINNING LGBT TV PILOT SCREENPLAY: Fluidity by Tayler Carter festival posterFEMALE FESTIVAL SHORT SCREENPLAY: A Chance of Success by Malgorzata Suwala & Marta Jagniewska
festival posterBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: Unhooked by Shelly Paino festival posterNOVEL READING: Lucy in Her Secret Wood by Christina M. Pages
festival posterNOVEL READING: Omie 17 by G. Michael Smith festival posterA FRIEND OF DOROTHY, 4min., Sweden, LGBT/Family
festival posterTHE DOLLHOUSE, 7min., USA, Documentary festival posterTHE FAMILY WAY, 18min., Ireland, Comedy
festival posterPAGEANT PERFECT, 12min., USA, Drama festival posterTEA & COFFEE, 9min., UK, Drama/Family
festival posterGAMES WE PLAY, 9min., Denmark, Drama festival posterSHOT FIRED, 7min, France, Drama/Family
festival posterTHE SON OF A MATADOR, 11min., Belgium, Drama/Family festival posterTHE BOY WITH THE TEDDY, 14min., Germany, Drama/Family

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

2018 FAMILY Feature Screenplays (5)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

STORYWINNING FEATURE FILM: FEAR by Peter Jang
November 2018

ACTORLGBT FEATURE Screenplay – LOVE IS FREE WILL
February 2018 Reading
by Amanda Samaroo
ACTORDRAMA FEATURE Screenplay – THE DISPLACED
February 2018 Reading
by Manzo Scruggs
ACTORFOR A GOOD LIFE – Feature Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Natalia Maslin

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST by Tara C. Hall
December 2018

2018 FAMILY Best Scene Screenplays (25)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

STORYFAMILY BEST scene Screenplay: FAMILY TREE by Andrea N. Carr
December 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE: Girl in the Navy Blue Sweater by Laura Carrione
November 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE: Star Like Mercury by Ryan Davenport
November 2018

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

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

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

ACTORBROKEN FRAME – Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Stephen Boncella

ACTORFAMILY Best Scene Screenplay – CHRISTMAS WINGS
February 2018 Reading
by Lily Rose
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – AMERICAN SCHOOL
January 2018 Reading
by Michael Hager
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
ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay – FIRST TIME FOR PENNY
March 2018 Reading
by Janice Walker
ACTORRETURN TO FREEDOM – FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Bristol MacDonald
ACTORSADIE SASQUASH – FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Frank Vespe
STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: SQUAD by Louric Rankine
December 2018

STORYLGBT BEST scene Screenplay: VIN & JILL by Gracious Vallarious
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: JONNY QUEST by Alan Rosenfeld
December 2018

2018 FAMILY Short Films (47)

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:


festival posterOUR WONDERFUL NATURE, 3min., Germany, Animation
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterEGGS AND SOLDIERS, 20min., USA, Drama/Family
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterEVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY, 30min., Austria, Drama/Thriller
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterLILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterMADEIRA, 14min., USA, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK


festival posterEASY, A 3 MINUTE LOVE STORY, 3min., USA, Romance/Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterFOR THE LOVE OF THE CHILD, 38min., USA, Documentary

festival posterTHE MANLIEST MAN, 23min., India, Drama
WATCH Audience FEEDBACK

festival posterI PROMISED HER LIFE, 15min., Drama/Family

festival posterDAUGHTER, 3min., Canada, Drama/Family

festival posterSUNDAY DINNER, 15min., USA, Documentary

festival posterA GOOD BLINDER, 26min., USA, Documentary

festival posterMATTHEW, 6min., USA, LGBT/Family

festival posterSAM THE HAM, 1min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterWHEN COMES THE RAIN, 2min., USA, Animation/Comedy

festival posterROSIE, OH, 8min, USA, Experimental/Family

festival posterBURIED, 14min., UK, Thriller/War

festival posterAINHOA, 19min, Spain, Drama/Thriller

festival posterVINDICTE, 26min., Germany, Drama/Family

festival posterMUM, 13min., India, Drama

festival posterDOWN TIME, 15min., France, Drama

festival posterJUST SAYING, 14min., UK, Drama/Dark Comedy

festival posterGRANDFATHERHOOD, 27min., Russia, Drama/Family

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

festival posterWHO I AM, 17min, UK, LGBT/Drama

festival posterFIREFLIES, 3min., UK, Drama

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

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

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

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

festival posterMORGEN, 10min., USA, Documentary

festival posterBETWEEN US, 10min, USA, Drama/Family

festival posterPELICAN, 5min., USA, LGBT

festival posterCROWNING CHANGE – THE ERIN O’FLAHERTY STORY, 17min., USA, LGBT

MAXWELL’S DEMON, 21min., Brazil, Drama/Family
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

LOLA, 25min., USA, Drama, Coming of Age
Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film

Top 5 FAMILY Screenplays of 2018

STORYFAMILY BEST scene Screenplay: FAMILY TREE by Andrea N. Carr
December 2018

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

ACTORFAMILY Best Scene Screenplay – CHRISTMAS WINGS
February 2018 Reading
by Lily Rose
ACTOR FAMILY Best Scene Screenplay – THE SHOW TO DIE FOR
January 2018 Reading
by Martin Cox
ACTORSEEKER – Family Short Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Kaitlyn Kowalski