March 2017 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival posterPOKER NIGHT, 11min, Canada, Comedy
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THE SAD MONK, 11min. Germany
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festival posterTHE BODY I LIVE IN, 7min, USA
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festival posterGULMARG – PARADISE ON EARTH, 14min, Australia
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festival posterSNOOT IN THE CITY, 1min, Australia, Animation
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ACTORLGBT WEB SERIES Screenplay – LITTLE SISTA
March 2017 Reading
Written by Charmaine Bingwa
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – REARRANGING ROXY
March 2017 Reading
Written by Bridget Bell McMahon

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – SUNFLOWER CARE
March 2017 Reading
Written by Della Greenawalt
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – REBEKAH’S CLOSET
March 2017 Reading
Written by Amy Malinda Jackson

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE MIDDLING CLASS
March 2017 Reading
Written by Amanda J. Bermudez

Winning FEMALE Best Scene – REARRANGING ROXY, by Bridget Bell McMahon

Winning Screenplay – REARRANGING ROXY
Written by Bridget Bell McMahon

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
WAITRESS – Cassandra Guthrie
TEDDY – Dan Cristofori
ALICE – Jane Hailes

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musician

A self-centered rocker must revive her estranged father’s holiday musical to fund her band’s last chance for a tour and to save her hometown from developers, finding love and redemption along the way.

 Get to know the writer:

What is your screenplay about?

A woman desperate to keep her rock-star dreams alive, and the one person standing in the way, her estranged father.

What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Dramedy, with a music-themed subgenre

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Rearranging Roxy is a story every family can relate to, passionate people following their hearts while learning about themselves and each other along the way. Low budget with female leads, a quirky cast that includes rockers and senior citizens, and set during the run-up to Christmas, this screenplay has something for everyone.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Unexpected growth

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

Chinatown. No matter how many times I watch it, I always discover something “new.”

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

About two years with tons of rewrites.

How many stories have you written?

In addition to a novel, “McLeary’s Mulligan,” I have written four feature screenplays.

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

Wow. I grew up in Woodstock, New York, where music is practically a religion, I played classical piano for a decade, sang in a rock band and a choir, and my older son is a musician and deejay. I can’t pick just one!

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

For this screenplay, time management was tough. In addition to a full-time job, I’m a married mom to two teens, one with a disability, and I volunteer time to help women with tax and financial problems. I carve out time every day to write, read and study the craft, but it’s a challenge.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Live music in any form, practicing yoga and compassion, and finding the perfect key lime pie.

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

I want to see more movies made with amazing leads who happen to be women. This festival is perfect for me. The feedback I received was thorough, thoughtful and definitely enriched the script’s depth without trying to “change” it.

 

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January 2017 Female Directed & Written Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival posterIM PERFEKT, 7min, Hungray, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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BEST Scene – KIDICIDE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly Karam
ACTORBEST Scene – NO MORE GOODYBES
January 2017 Reading
Written by Rebekah R. Ganiere

ACTORBEST Scene – SANDWICH
January 2017 Reading
Written by Deborah Klika
ACTOR1st SCENE Script – FAN SITE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Elisha Barnes

ACTOR1st SCENE Script – OCD
January 2017 Reading
Written by Quyen Tran
ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MODERN LOVE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Hannah Dillon

ACTORSHORT Story – MURDER IS A BREEZE
January 2017 Reading
Written by M Maureen Skahan
ACTORSHORT Story – MARIONETTE
January 2017 Reading
Written by Melissa R. Mendelson

ACTORSHORT Story – SHADOWS
January 2017 Reading
Written by Kelly J. Kratz

Winning SHORT Screenplay – BREW MASTER by Kelly Jean Karam

Winning Screenplay – BREW MASTER
Written by Kelly Jean Karam

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – John Fray
SARA – Victoria Urquhart
GINA – Andrea Meister
DOUGLAS – Gabriel Cameron
JUSTIN – Peter Mark Raphael
MAE – Cynthia Crofoot
TIMMY – Brian Carleton

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Drama, Horror

The principled wife of a brewery redefines ethics when her business begins to die.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

The principled wife of a brewery redefines ethics when she catches her husband cheating and her business begins to die.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Horror.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Brew. Bitch.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

For the same reason one should have a drink after a hard day of work. It’s fun to escape your problems by watching another person’s drama. And it’s deliciously wicked fun to view a scorned spouse.

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

The Birds.

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

Six months.

How many stories have you written?

Too many to tell.

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

After coming off of a win in South Carolina, my girlfriend PATTY brought me to several breweries. As the owner of Brown Iron Brewery in Michigan, she droned on and on about hops, barley, fermenters and the business. After a twelve flight of beer, I fell asleep and dreamt she killed her husband by throwing him into the fermentor.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

Not getting too trashed while writing the story.

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I love to listen to women tell their stories.

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

This fabulous festival renders a phenomenal opportunity for aspiring writers to receive copious notes from a team of professionals whose goal is to have you and your story rise to a level worthy of being read by actors and eventually brought to the screen.

Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?


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Audience Feedback Video: FREEMALES, 20min, Australia, Comedy/Webseries

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  MOVIE POSTERFREEMALES, 20min, Australia, Comedy/Webseries
Directed by Stephanie Jaclyn

When a free spirited traveler moves in with a 9-5 desk worker, they’ll for a strong wine-fueled friendship as they approach their mid-midlife crisis single unemployed and without a plan.

Director Statement

A ‘freemale’ is a modern woman who doesn’t allow what is considered socially ‘normal’ to dictate her life. Despite progress, the idea that a woman should be married, mortgaged and a mother by her 30’s is still extremely prevalent today. In a time where women are encouraged to work but still feel the pressure to conform to their traditional role of being a wife and mother, it’s no wonder we’re seeing a generation of young women experiencing something that can only be described as a mid-midlife crisis.

I felt inspired to write Freemales after living with a friend of mine for over a year. We spent many nights over a glass of wine discussing everything from love, children, what kind of house we wanted to the etiquette of peeing in the shower, free boobing, period sex and whether swallowing semen could be considered ‘acute’ cannibalism. I hope Freemales will provoke conversation, push boundaries and serve as a hilarious insight into the lives of young women attempting to find their place in this evershifting social landscape.

Film Type:Web / New Media

Runtime:19 minutes 19 seconds

Completion Date:September 6, 2016

Production Budget:5,000 AUD

Country of Origin:Australia

Country of Filming:Australia

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:16:9

Film Color:Color

First-time Filmmaker:Yes

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Audience Feedback Video: THE GRENADE, 4min., Brazil, Experimental/Music

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  MOVIE POSTERTHE GRENADE, 4min., Brazil, Experimental/Music
Directed by We are Magnolias

The Grenade is a cosmic explosion of feelings which portray a chaotic and subversive universe of emotions and questions in a full eruption.

Film Type:Experimental, Short

Genres:Drama, Romance, Underground

Runtime:3 minutes 59 seconds

Completion Date:September 6, 2016

Production Budget:5,500 USD

Country of Origin:Brazil

Country of Filming:Brazil

Film Language:English

Shooting Format:Digital

Aspect Ratio:2.35:1

Film Color:Color

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ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORSEPTEMBER DOC/COMEDY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAUGUST FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAUGUST HORROR/THRILLER 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJULY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
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ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
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Cheerage Fearage – Prologue Reading by Kimberly Dana. Reading by Reetu Bambrah

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Get to know writer Kimberly Dana:

1. What is your novel about?

It’s ten years after cheer captain Lexy Mills’ bizarre drowning, but the bloodthirsty pranks are still going down at a hypnotic pace. Urban legend says it’s Lexy seeking revenge, picking off cheerleaders one by one in a symphony of horrors.  Peppered with humor and wit to offset the diabolically scary, CHEERAGE FEARAGE will have teens salivating for more Tiki Tinklemeyer and tales of the sleepy, supernatural town of Valentine. CHEERAGE FEARAGE is the first installment of a paranormal jaw-dropping teen series, jam-packed with chills and thrills that will leave no pimple ungoosed! Fire up as the girls get ready to fly high and die! Ready? O-kay!

2. Why should this novel be read by people?

Teens love chills and thrills, and this novel is no exception.  Think Friday the 13thmeets Bring It On!    

3. How would you describe this novel in two words?

Creepy fun.  

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

I love suspenseful thrillers.  

5. How long have you been working on this novel?

I wrote Cheerage Fearage in about twelve months.  

6. Do you have an all-time favorite novel?

My favorite novel is To Kill a Mockingbird.  

7. What motivated you to write this novel?

Competition and drama are a big part of girl world.  I loved the idea of a cheerleading co-captain drowning the captain, who comes back as a vengeful ghost.  Her bloodthirsty motto could only be Fly High and Die!

8. What artist would you love to have dinner with?

Stephen King

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

I love to cook, write, and read voraciously.  

10. What influenced you to enter the Novel Festival?

The Novel Festival is a fabulous way to showcase your writing.  

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?
Read, read, read.  Write, write, write.  Never quit.