Female Festival 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: IN 2030, by Elizabeth Sinanan

It’s 2030 and the Northern Hemisphere wakes from 6 months of hibernation. In order to save the planet, no action is the plan of action. Sage wants to know if there’s a hidden potential in people for the betterment of all.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Allison Kampf
OLIGO (M): Shawn Devlin –
SPEAKER (F): Hannah Ehman
LIL (F): Cassandra Guthrie
SAGE (F): Victoria Urquhart

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

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

Female Film Festival Testimonial – May 16 2020

Screenwriter Debra Knox (Orson Welles Ashes)

I’m interested in networking with other women writers/film makers and determined to make my creative dreams come true.

I was pleasantly surprised when I started winning awards for my screenplay and thought Hmmm….they get this!” It’s nice to have some love!

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Charlie and Susan, a couple of Hollywood wannabes, take a journey down Sunset Boulevard in a black Lincoln with Orson Welles ashes in the trunk and discover what it means to not give up on themselves and their dreams. (copyright 2017)

CAST LIST:

Bette – 2 – Andrea Irwin
NARRATION – Laura Afelskie
Charlie – 20 – Sean Ballantyne
Susan – 18 – Norma Dunphy

Female Festival Winning Feature Screenplay Reading: For Better Or For Worse, by Clara BIJL

An American-born woman who’s deemed to be an “illegal” attempts to avoid deportation at any cost, only to find that her seemingly fool-proof plan has backfired.

CAST LIST:

Various: Regan Brown
Phil: Dale Samms
Jane: Cassandra Guthrie
Narration: Kat Smiley
Edith: Melie Rondeau
Brad: Hugh Ritchie
Mike: Wayne Yuan

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 1st Scene Script Reading: Art Appreciation, by Jennifer Titus & Mark Provencher

A nice suburban couple own a painting. Desperate for cash, they wonder…how much is it worth if the artist dies suddenly?

CAST LIST:

Woman: Nadine Charleson
Ali: Tiffany Davidson
Narration: Esther Tribault
Joe: Scott Hilton
Sylvia: Elizabeth Erhart

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

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/

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Trouble With Friends, by Karen Matthews

Four friends who have known each other since school band together helping each other and others friends fight against drug dealers,crooked cops, supernatural events and their own lives

CAST LIST:

Captain Lewis – 8 – Sean Ballantyne
Cassandra – 21 – Laura Afelskie
NARRATION – Norma Dunphy
Skeeter – 14 – Adrian Carter
Kenneth – 19 – Trevor Howes
Louise – 15 – Andrea Irwin

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

Female Festival Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Orson Welles Ashes-Short, by Debra Knox

Charlie and Susan, a couple of Hollywood wannabes, take a journey down Sunset Boulevard in a black Lincoln with Orson Welles ashes in the trunk and discover what it means to not give up on themselves and their dreams. (copyright 2017)

CAST LIST:

Bette – 2 – Andrea Irwin
NARRATION – Laura Afelskie
Charlie – 20 – Sean Ballantyne
Susan – 18 – Norma Dunphy

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

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Kyle Drier, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Denissa Palmer, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

APRIL 2019 Script/Story/Film Winners

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: PINK LAVA
April 2019 Winner

ACTORFEATURE SCREENPLAY: THE THINGS WE MISS, by Bonnie Brookby
April 2019 Winner

ACTORTV SPEC SCREENPLAY: THE OFFICE, by Vanessa Shealy
April 2019 Winner

ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: STEVE OLIVIA, by Vicki Cargill & Adam Cargill
April 2019 Winner

ACTOR1st Scene SCREENPLAY: DR. NEVES, by Julia Sauder
April 2019 Winner

ACTOR1pg. SHORT SCREENPLAY: SECOND CLASS, by Eileen Wilson
April 2019 Winner

ACTORUnder 5min. SHORT SCREENPLAY: PUNKED, by Kate Whitehead
April 2019 Winner

ACTORROMANCE SHORT SCREENPLAY: PURGATORY: A LOVE STORY, by Alice L. Lee
April 2019 Winner

ACTORLGBT SHORT SCREENPLAY: HOME PLANET, by Ina E.
April 2019 Winner

festival posterTHE TALK, 15min, USA, Drama/Family

festival posterTHE COMMUTE, 11min., UK, Drama/Documentary

festival posterMARTA – I NEED A LOVE STORY, 4min., Poland, Music Video/Romance

festival posterTHE SPECTER OF THE OTHER, 4min., Action/Experimental

festival posterIN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, Animation/LGBT

festival posterSIRENS TANGO, 11min., USA, Dance

festival posterI’M A FIREFIGHTER, 5min., UK, Dance

festival posterBODY OF YOUR DREAMS, 10min., USA, Dance

festival posterOPEN, 5min., USA, Dance

festival posterTHE MIND MADE BODY, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterIN THE HOUSE OF MANTEGNA, 6min., Italy, Dance

festival posterSKJEMT BLOD, 6min., USA, Experimental/Music Video

festival poster
G(R)O(W)ING UP, 10min., USA, Drama/Romance

festival posterFOR WANT OF A NAIL, 18min., UK, Drama/Comedy

festival posterWATERMELON: A CAUTIONARY TALE, 3min., USA, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterGOD TOLD ME, 6min., USA, Drama/Relationship

festival posterAH, 8min, India, Drama

festival posterMY BROTHER, 9min., Canada, Drama/Family

festival posterANDROMEDA, 15min., USA, Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Female Best Scene Screenplay Reading of Headstrong by Tali Zingman

Alice, age 32, is a self-conscious girl with a bitter dilemma: what to do after catching her boyfriend of 5 years cheating. It’s up to her and the kooky sides of her personality in her head to decide. This is one epic inner battle.

CAST LIST:

Revenge – KAT SMILEY
NARRATION – STEPHEN SANDQUIST
Mother – JULIE SHEPPARD
Alice – JESSICA BOWMER

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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