JULY 2018 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

 

festival posterUNDER THE BED, 5min, USA, Horror/Thriller

festival posterPUPPETS AND PUSHPINS, 4min., Canada, Dance/Music Video

festival posterESKIMO, 6min., USA, Drama

festival posterBREATHLESS, 7min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterTHE BUTTER KNIFE, 6min., USA, Comedy/Romance

festival posterHIT, 4min., New Zealand, Sports/Drama

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

festival posterTHE CLIMB, 9min., UK, Drama

festival posterSISTER IN ARMS, 9min., UK, Crime/Drama

festival posterTHE CALL, 10min., USA, Horror

festival posterCARL, 17min., USA, Drama

festival posterSNUG AS A BUG, 11min., UK, Comedy

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

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

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

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

ACTORWinning TV PILOT: THE TEMPS by Julia Montanez

ACTORWinning FEMALE 1st Scene Script: AMERICAN PRINCESS by Jenny Kleiman

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: REMEMBERING LIZ by Joan Beilstein

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

ACTORWinning Under 5min. Short Screenplay – NOSTALGIC by Shannon Michelle

ACTORNovel Reading: S.A.M. by C.A. Jarest

ACTORNovel Reading: THE SANGUINARIAN ID by L.M. Labat

ACTORNovel Reading: LEAVING PANAMAS PARADISE by Julie Bawden-Davis

ACTORNovel Reading: WHAT IF I GO by Polly White

 

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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

FEMALE 1st Scene Reading – AMERICAN PRINCESS, by Jenny Kleiman

Genre: Dark Comedy

When Ellie’s mother commits her father to a mental hospital, the rich, spoiled teen must navigate her own escape and his rescue, or else embrace her new home- her babysitter’s trailer park.

CAST LIST:

Janet: Zena Driver
David: Justin Darmanin
Narrator: Val Cole
Ellie: Amrit Kaur
Lowe: Alicia Payne

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

 

Female Festival Testimonial – July 28 2018

Tara Hall
Tara Hall

Very supportive and I love the idea behind it. Seeing a table read of my first scene is inspiring.

5 Star Review

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime

A serial killer roams from small town to small town, preying on abusive, sadistic men who won’t be missed when they die both mysteriously and violently.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Rick Ford: Neil Bennett
Bartender: Rais Moui
The Woman: Connie Wang

JUNE 2018 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

festival posterHEINOUS GIRLS, 5min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

festival posterCOOL GIRLS “HOW TO THROW A GIRLS NIGHT OUT”, 8min., Canada, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy

festival posterSOUNDS OF FREEDOM, 5min, USA, TV WEB SERIES/Drama

festival posterLEGAL FOX: A TASTE OF TRUMP, 3min., USA Drama/Comedy

festival posterOTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN, 5min., USA, TV WEB SERIES/Comedy</a

festival poster01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

festival posterOH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary

festival posterSUPPLE HEARTS, 5min., UK, Experimental

festival posterMEASURE, 2min, UK, Horror/Drama

festival posterIT BEGAN WITHOUT WARNING, 6min., USA, Horror

ACTORFALLING STAR – Feature Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Katie Marshall

ACTORMISTAKES – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Rene Collier

ACTORREAL TIME DENIAL – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Linda Hullinger

ACTORTHE GATE – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Savannah S. Ward

ACTORPIANO LESSONS – 1st Scene LGBT Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Nevada McPherson

ACTORUNBALANCED LIFE – 1st Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Kristy Leigh Lussier

ACTORTOTEM – ACTION Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Heidi Morrell

ACTORI WILL LOVE YOU – FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Anich D’Jae

ACTORTHE ACCIDENT – FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Tanisha Bazemore

ACTORIT’S A NIGHTMARE – SCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Nicole Quinn

ACTORROGUE MARAUDER – Novel Transcript
June 2018 Reading
by Cherie Waggie

ACTORFALLING – Short Story Reading
June 2018 Reading
by KL Crighton

ACTORHOME – Short Story Reading
June 2018 Reading
by Christina Hamlett

 

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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

FEMALE FEEDBACK Festival Testimonial – June 22, 2018

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Chloe Bellande

I was a winner for the FIRST SCENE stage reading for my movie While The Village Sleeps. This was my first time getting a prize like this one and I’ve gotta say that this was pretty useful to my writing! They kept a video on YouTube that I still use a reference to show people how my opening scene “sound like”. Their response rate is very fast and they are very friendly and accomodating. I also attending the Festival a few times at the Regal Cinemas in LA. Great ambiance! Cool to see that everyone in the audience is so respectful of the movies that are showing on every night, and feedback is always encouraged at the end of each film block. This is definitely a festival that I would recommend to both filmmakers and screenwriters as there are great perks for both sides. Definitely re-submitting for my other screenplays and possibly a movie I made. Go check it out! You won’t be disappointed.

5 Star Review

Watch the Screenplay Reading by a script written by Chloe:

FEMALE FEEDBACK Festival Testimonial – June 19, 2018

From writer Anich D’Jae

Thank you! This is an amazing opportunity for writers to see and hear their work. Your actors did an amazing job. I look forward to sharing it and I will definitely be re-submitting this screenplay as well as my others soon!

Watch the Screenplay Reading:

FEMALE Festival Best Scene Reading of I WILL LOVE YOU, by Anich D’Jae

 

Genre: Drama, Romance

Imagine Waiting to Exhale meets Rachel Getting Married. It’s been nearly ten years since the Wright sisters lost their father. Yet they’re still dealing with the aftermath of life without their parents. Chian Wright, the oldest of four, has taken care of her family since she was thirteen, and watched her mother died tragically during the birth of her youngest sister Micah. Years later she’s still haunted by that fateful day.

CAST LIST:

Micah: Elizabeth Owens Skidmore
Chian: Ariel Booker
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Chelsea: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Mariah: Esther Thibault

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

I Will Love You is the story of four sisters who must face and overcome their past wounds of addiction, abandonment, and abuse; in order to heal themselves and their relationship. All in time for their youngest sister’s wedding, that may or may not take place.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Drama.

3. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

I Will Love You is a female driven film centered around four sisters struggling with forgiveness, their own personification, and self worth. It’s a universal issue that not only deals with sisterhood and sacrifice, but it will leave the audience with a stronger sense of self as well.

4. How would you describe this script in two words?

Devastatingly beautiful.

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

What’s Love Got To Do With It

6. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Two years.

7. How many stories have you written?

Five.

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

Sentimental Mood By Duke Ellington.

9. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

The biggest obstacle that I faced was coming to terms with old wounds of my own that I had long forgotten. A hard but necessary journey.

10. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I’m passionate about acting in strong female roles, introducing and enriching young peoples lives through art, and providing platforms for women of all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds to have a voice.

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

Encouraging and motivating.

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

I was looking for a place where the women in my story would be heard and understood. This festival made that possible. The feedback was welcomed, useful, and supportive. I look forward to submitting my other screenplays to this festival in the future.

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox