July 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

festival posterJOSH, 5min., USA, Drama/Family

ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: BLUE CHRISTMAS, by Bethany Maines
July 2019 Winner

ACTOR SHORT SCREENPLAY: SAMANTHA, by Kieran Freemantle
July 2019 Winner

ACTORANIMATION SHORT SCREENPLAY: CHRISTMAS FEATHERS, by Christopher Sartorius
July 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: TROUBLE WITH FRIENDS, by Karen Matthews
July 2019 Winner

festival posterRED & THE KINGDOM OF SOUND, UK, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterHAPPY THE ANGRY POLAR BEAR, 3min., Animation/Family

festival posterWHALE FALL, 3min., USA, Animation

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

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June 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: SAILING SARAH, by Phil Davey
June 2019 Winner

ACTORUNDER 5MIN. SHORT SCREENPLAY: FARE THEE WELL, by Brian White
June 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: STAGE DAD, by Joel Henning Doty
June 2019 Winner

ACTOR BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE TALENTED UNCLE JULIEN, by Kaede Loh
June 2019 Winner

 

 

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

May 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE WAY WE WERE, by Rome Imari Mubarak
May 2019 Winner

ACTORSHORT SCREENPLAY: ROCK PAPER SCISSORS, by John Fraser
May 2019 Winner

ACTORANIMATION BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: SOW DON’T SING, by Alysha Nunez
May 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE KING OF LIGHT, by Federico Carro
May 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE FIFTH FLOOR, by Dan Ochwat
May 2019 Winner

festival posterTHERE’S STILL GOOD, 12min., Japan, LGBT/Drama

 

 

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

March 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

 

 

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: STARLIGHT by John Roger

 

ACTORNOVEL TRANSCRIPT READING: ALICE 65 by Kyle Michel Sullivan
March 2019 Winner

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: ROBOTS FROM NEPTUNE by J. David Thayer

festival posterTHE COOK AND THE CHEF, 6min., USA, Comedy/Animation

festival posterEVERYTHING IS UPSTREAM., 10min., Australia, Animation

 

 

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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

Family Festival Testimonial – February 6 2019

Maaya Modha
Maaya Modha

Thank you Family Festival!!!

We are London-based film-makers and we made our first short film ‘Tea & Coffee’ last year which we submitted to the Festival and this was an absolutely amazing experience! They not only accepted our short in to the Festival for Drama and Family, but also informed us that Tea & Coffee had been accepted for the Feedback Festival, where we get a chance to hear live audience feedback after a screening of our short.

This was all incredibly well organised, with regular communication from the respective Festival teams and we were delighted to receive a video of the live audience feedback yesterday, as we could not travel to Toronto for this.

Thank you so much, this has been such a wonderful and life-changing experience!

5 Star Review

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