FEMALE Best Scene Reading of ON THE VERGE by Rita Martinos

Following her roommate’s suicide, Lily is inspired by Salma to take a trip outside the United States and explore a foreign culture in Lebanon.

CAST LIST: 

Lily – Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Narration – Shawn Devlin
Theo – Sean Ballantyne
Salma – Katelyn Varadi

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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 Best Scene Reading of THE ACCIDENT, by Tanisha Bazemore

Genre: Drama

“The Accident” is a film about Theresa, a woman with a victim mentality who feels that everything in her life is in turmoil. As she experiences having a major accident the wounds of her past love resurface. Will she end up losing him for good because of her own insecurities?

CAST LIST:

Office Bob: Russell Batcher
Hosea: Chad: David Straus
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Theresa: Norma Dawn Dunphy
Officer Jeremy: Peter Nelson

Get to know the writer:

 What is your screenplay about? “The Accident” is a screenplay about a woman motivational speaker, Theresa, that battles with coming to terms with her own self-issues and life turmoil. When she encounters a major accident her wounds of her past love and own internal self issues are surfaced that causes her to make a drastic turn in her life for the better. She comes to terms of self-actualization and becomes accountable of her own life issues. She uses her own life experiences during monthly women motivational empowerment meetings to help other women battling similar issues as herself to heal as she healing.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

drama, comedy, romance

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

This screenplay will bring self-awareness to women and actual men as well. Seeing that our only biggest obstacles and enemy in life is ourselves. So, when we can see this then we can take accountability for our action and change our lives to experience happiness. And to know that through our struggles and troubles it is building something greater within us.

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

self-actualization
self-awareness

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

This is an open questions because I will have a long list but the ones that are my favorites and may have watched a few more times than others is:

A Long Kiss Goodnight
Beaches

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

I have been working on this screenplay for over a year now and finally re-wrote it my last time, completed it and recently had it produced and now awaiting for the final product that will not be done until this fall.

7. How many stories have you written?

This is my first one and I am currently working on a full-feature screenplay.

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

This is a hard question. lol! Because I like a lot of different music and listen to quite a few songs so no particular favorite. But the music that captures me the most is various types of meditation music. It so relaxing, soothing and rejuvenating.

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

Doubting my ability to write a successful screenplay.
Fear that I would not be successful in my writings.
Procrastination on completing this screenplay.

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

Inspiring and empowering people through coaching and blogging.
Capturing the beauty of life through my eyes, photography.
Traveling and sharing my experiences.
Healing people through my words, tools and internal abilities.

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

It has been a good experience, user friendly and resourceful.

12. What influenced you to enter the festival?

I was ready to take the next step in my film making journey. What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received? Honestly, I was in my feelings. lol! But the more writing courses I took and exposure I got from other professionals in this industry I saw that it wasn’t as bad as I was making it. I became open and able to see from a new perspective of writing. So, the feedback became helpful to me and help me in writing a more effective story line.

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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

HIGHLIGHTS & VIDEOS: Toronto November 2017 Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: HEDDA NEEDS HELP

Best Performances: THE BENEFACTION

Best Cinematography: THE FOREST PRINCESS

Best Music: The music from BETWEEN SECONDS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos for each film: 

festival posterPOST NO BILLS, 5min, Canada, Animation/Adventure 
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festival posterTHE FOREST PRINCESS, 5min, USA, Fantasy/Family 
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festival posterTHE BENEFACTION, 27min, USA, Drama
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festival posterFIRM WITH PURPOSE, 5min, USA, Comedy 
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festival posterBETWEEN SECONDS, 20min, USA, Romance/Music 
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festival posterHEDDA NEEDS HELP, 14min, USA, Comedy 
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festival posterFELL, 5min, USA, Drama/Supernatural,
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The FEMALE NOVEMBER 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best NEW films by women directors from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “TAKING RISKS”.

Every film showcased was about a setting where a character takes a big risk to acheive what they desire.

NOTE: Our 5th Female Director’s festival!

The Female FEEDBACK Film Festival has been nothing short of incredible. We have received so many amazing short films and screenplays from talented artists from all over the world, that we are planning to do a FEMALE FEEDBACK FESTIVAL every single month starting in 2019.

This festival truly gives us the best new talent in the world today. A short film shown at this festival will be from a director who is destined to have a stellar career in this industry.

This festival also gives the audience a chance to watch a diverse lineup of films each month. This month alone there was an Animation, Fantasy, Comedy, Drama, Family, and Musical Romance short film in the lineup. No wonder this festival sells out faster than any other FEEDBACK Film Festival we do in Toronto & Los Angeles.

This festival is really about the team who make it happen, especially our main programmers Mary Cox & Kierston Drier.

See you at the festivals in 2017 and beyond.

– Matthew Toffolo

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

Submit your Female Story, Screenplay, or Short Film to the Festival today: https://femalefilmfestival.com/

ACTORTV SPEC Screenplay – QUANTICO Show
September 2017 Reading
by Leslie Lyshkob

ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – PALACES
September 2017 Reading
by Taryn Procsal

ACTORSTUDENT Short Screenplay – ROSIE
September 2017 Reading
by Amalia Williamson

ACTORCOMEDY Short Screenplay – TWITS
September 2017 Reading
by Alison McGrath

ACTORACTION Best Scene Screenplay – VOLUNTEER
September 2017 Reading
by Janine Cobain & Gary McElkerney

ACTORCRIME Best Scene Screenplay – HICK
September 2017 Reading
by Marianna Moneymaker

ACTORSTAGE PLAY BEST SCENE – VENGEANCE OF THE SHREW
September 2017 Reading
by Bree Katz

ACTORSTAGE PLAY Best Scene –
September 2017 Reading
by Linda Collison

ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – GIVE ME TRUTH OR GIVE ME SILENCE
September 2017 Reading
by Melissa R. Mendelson

ACTORSHORT STORY Transcript – IN THE CEMETERY
September 2017 Reading
by Mari Tamez

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – COURAGE THE MOUSE
September 2017 Reading
by Cornelia Fick

ACTORNOVEL Transcript – BODIE
September 2017 Reading
by Anne Sweazy Kulja

<festival posterNO WAVE, 11min, Canada, Thriller/Mystery
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<festival posterAMBER, 14min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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<festival posterDOMESTICITY, 4min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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<festival posterPEPITA & MAX, 6min, Family/Animation
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<festival posterUKA, 3min, Spain, Animation/Family
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<festival posterINGENUE-ISH, 10min, USA, Comedy
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<festival posterSUITCASE, 13min, France, Comedy
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<festival posterBAGGAGE, 17min, USA, Comedy
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<festival posterUNICORNLAND, 7min, USA, Comedy/Webseries
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<festival posterDEIGHTIES, 8min, Australia, Documentary/Romance
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<festival posterCOUNTING, 10min, USA, LGBT, Romance
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<festival posterMANEKI-NEKO, 12min, USA, Romance/Comedy
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<festival posterLAST NIGHT WAS A MISTAKE, 15min, USA, Romance/Comedy
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Director’s BIO: Nora Jaenicke (BETWEEN SECONDS)

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

Director Biography

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Nora Jaenicke is a film maker based out of Brooklyn, who grew up in Italy and Germany. She has worked in Set Design before developing a passion for screenwriting and directing.

Get to know the short film: FELL, 5min, USA, Drama/Supernatural,

Short Film playing at the November 2017 FEMALE FEEDBACK Film Festival

A cautionary tale about man’s possessive relationship with nature, as told by two children over a campfire.

  • Holly Voges
    Director
  • Holly Voges, Lisa Joyce
    Writer
  • Donna DeStefano, Lisa Joyce, Holly Voges
    Producer
  • Lisa Joyce
    Key Cast
  • Film Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Supernatural
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 25, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Film Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:35
  • Film Color:
    Color

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

Submit your Female Story, Screenplay, or Short Film to the Festival today: https://femalefilmfestival.com/

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay – SID
August 2017 Reading
by Auriga Ifill

ACTOR1st SCENE ADVENTURE Screenplay – THE GATE
August 2017 Reading
by Della Vance Greenwalt
ACTORLGBT TV PILOT Screenplay – THE DISAPPEARANCE
August 2017 Reading
by Jess Harris Distefano

ACTOR1PG. SHORT Screenplay – DAB A DUCK TAPE
August 2017 Reading
by Stephanie Annis
ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT Screenplay – KEEP SMILING
August 2017 Reading
by Courtney Wallace

festival posterUNTIL DEATH DO US PART, 8min, USA, LGBT, Documentary
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festival posterMY NAME IS JOAN, 30min, USA, Documentary
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festival posterMAGIC RADIO, 9min, USA, Family/Comedy
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festival posterGRACE & GRIT, 3min, USA, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterWE WERE SWIMMING, 3min, UK, Art/Surreal
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festival posterTHE MAN WHO DOESN’T SLEEP, 15min, Canada, Drama
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festival posterTHE SESSION, 7min, USA, Comedy
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festival posterNO STRINGS ATTACHED, 5min, USA, Music Video
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festival posterKAJAL, 20min, India, Drama
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