SHORT Female Festival Screenplay Reading: Discord, by Jax Smith & Helene Taylor

This short is about a female musician putting up with inappropriate advances from a senior male musician in order to secure a job.

CAST LIST:

Server: Daniel Jones
Narrator: Regan Brown
Meastro: Luke Robinson
Jane: Cassandra Guthrie

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

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/

1st Scene Female Festival Reading: Sins Of My Father, by Jane Therese

A young woman in Ireland, grapples with the love she has for her father after bringing charges of abuse against him, rocking a country when his sentence is suspended.

CAST LIST:

Colleen: Christina Leonard
Brendan: Geoff Mays
Narration: Sean Ballantyne
Eamon: Aaron Maxwell
Imogen: Carina Cojeen
Robert: Aaron Williams

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

Winning Female Festival Short Script: You Don’t Deserve My Jelly Strips, by Tai-Ying Chi

A newly arrived International student finally gets to see her high school crush in New York, but the gap between their understandings to their relationship finally forces her to choose between falling in love, or to admit the harm that would draw them apart.

CAST LIST:

Drunk Man: Charles Gordon
Yu-Chen: Wildred Lee
Narrator: Gene Abella
A-Mei: Tiffany Elefano
Lisa: Elizabeth Morriss

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

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 Winning TV PILOT Screenplay: WALK OF SHAME, by Anna Bielkheden

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

 

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

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