Top Female Festival Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 18 screenplays in total.

3 1st Scene Screenplays:

1st Scene Female Festival Reading: Sins Of My Father, by Jane Therese
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/12/18/1st-scene-female-festival-reading-sins-of-my-father-by-jane-therese/

Female Festival 1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Drones & Drivers, by Haley Isleib
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/03/01/female-festival-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-drones-drivers-by-haley-isleib/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Drones & Drivers by Haley Isleib
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/01/29/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-drones-drivers-by-haley-isleib/
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4 Short Screenplays:

Winning Female Festival Short Script: You Don’t Deserve My Jelly Strips, by Tai-Ying Chi
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/12/16/winning-female-festival-short-script-you-dont-deserve-my-jelly-strips-by-tai-ying-chi/

SHORT Female Festival Screenplay: Wolf Woman, by Melissa Tantaquidgeon Zobel
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/08/22/short-female-festival-screenplay-wolf-woman-by-melissa-tantaquidgeon-zobel/

Winning Female Festival Short Screenplay: The Orchard, by Kathryn Carmichael
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/03/18/winning-female-festival-short-screenplay-the-orchard-by-kathryn-carmichael/

Winning Short Screenplay Reading: A Chance of Success by Małgorzata Suwała & Marta Jagniewska
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/01/29/winning-short-screenplay-reading-a-chance-of-success-by-malgorzata-suwala-marta-jagniewska/

2 TV PILOTS:

Female Festival Winning TV PILOT Screenplay: WALK OF SHAME, by Anna Bielkheden
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/10/31/female-festival-winning-tv-pilot-screenplay-walk-of-shame-by-anna-bielkheden/

Female Festival TV Pilot Best Scene Reading: MRS. MD, by Mary Kate Allen
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/10/09/female-festival-tv-pilot-best-scene-reading-mrs-md-by-mary-kate-allen/
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9 Best Scene Screenplays:

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Trouble With Friends, by Karen Matthews
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-trouble-with-friends-by-karen-matthews/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Orson Welles Ashes-Short, by Debra Knox
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-orson-welles-ashes-short-by-debra-knox/

FEMALE Festival BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: Old Dykes, by Elise D’Haene
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-old-dykes-by-elise-dhaene/

FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay Reading: DRAGGING THE MARK, by Suzy Stein
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-best-scene-screenplay-reading-dragging-the-mark-by-suzy-stein/

FEMALE Best Scene Reading Reading: THE TERRAN CHRONICLES: A VOYAGER IN CHRONOSPACE, by Lisa Kirkwood
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/07/26/female-best-scene-reading-reading-the-terran-chronicles-a-voyager-in-chronospace-by-lisa-kirkwood/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Indigenous by ML De La Garza
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-indigenous-by-ml-de-la-garza/

Female Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Headstrong by Tali Zingman
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-headstrong-by-tali-zingman/

Female Best Scene Reading of Uncelebrated Passing by Randall Talton
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-best-scene-reading-of-uncelebrated-passing-by-randall-talton/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Dream by Randall Talton
https://femalefilmfestival.com/2019/02/07/female-festival-best-scene-screenplay-reading-of-dream-by-randall-talton/

Female Film Festival – Today’s Testimonial

Thank you SO much for this, what an amazing thing you guys are doing!! The actors all did so well, I had so much fun watching them bring it all to life.

– Anna Bielkheden (WALK OF SHAME)

Walk of Shame is a raw drama series about three female roommates in LA struggling to navigate the road to success and personal identity, smack in the middle of a booming social media era and a pending quarter life crisis. Over the course of ten episodes, we follow the complicated lives and relationships of a 26-year old personal trainer from Oklahoma with a raging Tomboy vs. Barbie complex (ASH), a 29-year old second generation immigrant MUA from Sherman Oaks with the goal of becoming a star beauty influencer (SKY), and a 25-year old aspiring actress from Denmark with an expiring student visa, desperate to make it at any cost (CLARA).

CAST LIST:

Avery: Aaron Maxwell Williams
Alexis: Katelyn Varadi
Sky: Camila Aguirre
Narrator: Carina Cojeen
Clara: Melinda Jordan
Ash: Kristen MacCulloch
Miguel: Michael Ruhs

Female Festival TV Pilot Best Scene Reading: MRS. MD, by Mary Kate Allen

They say becoming a doctor is a hero’s journey, but they never say anything about the hero’s significant other. Let’s change that.

CAST LIST:

NARRATION – JULIE C. SHEPPARD
Jenna – 10- DIANA FRANZ
Henry – 10 – THOMAS FOURMIER

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

MARCH 2019 Script/Story/Film Winners

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

 

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: DOMINO WAR by Alena Cadova
March 2019 Winner

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: TEXAS SHIELDS by Kathryn L. Scurry
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE 1st SCENE SCREENPLAY: CAROLINE BUXTONS LIPSTICK POSSE, by Kelly Jean Karam
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE 1st SCENE SCREENPLAY: OLD DYKES, by Elise Dhaene
March 2019 Winner

ACTORSCI-FI SHORT SCREENPLAY: STUCK by Katy Erin
March 2019 Winner

ACTORTHRILLER SHORT SCREENPLAY: TOO OLD TO TRICK OR TREAT, by Tammy Gross
March 2019 Winner

ACTORFEMALE SHORT SCREENPLAY: THE ORCHARD, by Kathryn Carmichael
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: REAR ENDED by Susie Schecter
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: HE TRIED TO KILL ME by Gail B. Robinson
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: UNFAITHFUL LOVE by Nicole Gray
March 2019 Winner

ACTORBEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: BURDEN OF THE BLOOD MOON by Paige Brien
March 2019 Winner

festival posterFARTMAN, 13min., USA, Comedy

festival posterSTARLIGHT, 4min., UK, Experimental

festival posterDESERTED EYES, 3min., Greece, Animation

festival posterAMOR TI VIETA, 2min., Canada, Animation

festival posterTIENAS, 18TH DEC, 3min., USA, Music Video

festival posterPORCELAIN, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterMOVEMENT NEVER LIES, 3min., France, Dance

festival posterTHE VEIL OF ACUMEN, 3min., Canada, Dance

festival posterLET HER OUT, 4min., Canada, Dance

festival posterICE FLOW, 10min., Canada, Documentary

festival posterPERSON OF THE FOREST, 17min., Indonesia, Documentary

 

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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

Female Festival 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: OLD DYKES, by Elise D’Haene

A posse of older queer women — a makeshift family — confront losses, aging, parenting, and ever-changing and challenging relationships.

CAST LIST:
President: Charles Gordon
Helene: Julie Sheppard
Narration: Esther Thibault
Shelby: Cari Haim
Maya: Erica Levene

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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

Female Festival Testimonial – March 29 2019

Absolutely outstanding notes and I can’t thank you enough. Obviously Charlie Kaufman are difficult waters to sail but I am determined to rock on. The first thing I throw out of the boat is He Who Appears To Be He. But a girl can dream can’t she? Count on one thing you will be receiving my rewrite with a boatload of gratitude. 
– Kelly Karam (Screenplay, Ole: Rising Above Mith)

 Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

Top 10 Female Best Scene Screenplays of 2018

STORYFEMALE FESTIVAL BEST SCENE: OUT COLD by Tracy Scarlato
November 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: TREED by Staci Greason
September 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: SANDS OF THE MIRAGE by Aissa Martell
September 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: REMEMBER KENT STATE by Cicely Wynne
September 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: ON THE VERGE by Rita Martinos
September 2018

ACTORRETURN TO FREEDOM – FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Bristol MacDonald
ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay – FIRST TIME FOR PENNY
March 2018 Reading
by Janice Walker
ACTORFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay – REBEKAH’S CLOSET
March 2018 Reading
by Amy Jackson
ACTORFAUK MY LIFE – FEMALE Best Scene ScreenplayApril 2018 Readings
Stephanie Neroes

ACTORREARRANGING ROXY – FEMALE Best Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Bridget Bell