November 2018 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival posterTHE ROSE GARDEN, 3min., USA, Thriller/Animation

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Ritchie, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

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AUGUST 2018 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay: INSIDE THE WORLD OF ZOE SANDER by Suzanne Lutas
August 2018

festival posterMARGARET AND THE MOON, 12min, USA, Sci-Fi/Animation

festival posterPERSONA, 2min., UK, Animation/Experimental festival posterKCLOC, 3min., India, Documentary/Animation
festival posterNOT THE SAME RIVER. NOT THE SAME MAN, 4min., Animation/Experimental

festival posterAUGENBLICKE – A BLINK OF AN EYE, 4min., Animation/Drama

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

JUNE 2018 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival poster01, 7min., Germany, Experimental/Animation

festival posterSTAR RUNNER, 2min., USA, Animation/Experimental

festival posterTWICE UPON A TIME, 14min., Serbia, Animation/Fantasy

festival posterOH MY…., 4min,., USA, Animation/Music Video

festival posterOH! UGANDA, 5min., Uganda, Animation/Documentary

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

ANIMATION 1st Scene Script Reading of THE PAPER PRINCESS, by Stephanie Barnes

 

Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy

When a courageous princess is transformed into paper, she goes on an epic journey to save her home from an evil sorcerer, learning that true strength comes from within.

CAST LIST:

King Jasper: Tim Paul McCarthy
Aeren: Scott McCulloch
Narrator: Hugh Ritchie
Tania: Alicia Payne
Paige: Lara Amersey
Chancellor: Rais Moui

Get to know the writer:

 1. What is your screenplay about?

The Paper Princess is about a courageous, young princess called Paige who goes on a journey to save her home, after a cruel sorcerer transforms her into paper. Accompanied by her two friends, a grouchy hermit and a brave sprout, Paige learns that her paper doesn’t have to be a curse, it can be a source of power.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Animation, Fantasy and Adventure.

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

It’s a fun, epic adventure which embodies several positive themes: a princess who doesn’t need a prince to break her curse – she breaks it herself; change is always possible, as a person and in society; and, true strength comes from within.

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

Paper wins!

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

Moulin Rouge

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

About one year.

7. How many stories have you written?

At least twenty (three film scripts, a collection of dark fairy tale short stories, other short stories and one book).

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

Daryl Hall & John Oates – You Make My Dreams Come True

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

I faced quite a few obstacles writing The Paper Princess. The main male protagonist Aeren went through many changes during the early drafts. Because of his complex character, some readers found it hard to relate to him. In the end, I decided to completely redraft the character and I’m really happy with the end result. When I finished the script, I fell into a bad habit of redrafting and editing the first ten minutes of the script again and again because I felt it wasn’t right. Eventually I realised I was just being overly pedantic and had to take a step back.

Finding time to write while balancing my home and work life was very difficult too.

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

I love reading, especially fantasy, and visiting new places. I gained a lot of inspiration for The Paper Princess when I went travelling in Japan.

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

It was really easy and had no problems.

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

I entered the festival because I’m eager to get more feedback on my script and improve its chances of being made one day. The feedback I received was really thorough and gave me some really good things to think about. My only concern about my feedback was there were some points that conflicted with other feedback I’d received in the past, leaving me feeling unsure on how to move forward. But, overall, I’d recommend this festival for anyone looking for industry feedback.

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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

APRIL 2018 ANIMATION Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

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festival posterJOY! BLUE MOON, 3min., USA, Animation/Music

festival posterTHE LONGING RITUAL, 4min., USA, Experimental/Animation

festival posterYOURS FAITHFULLY EDNA WELTHORPE (MRS), UK, Animation/Comedy

festival posterVOWS, 4min., USA, LGBT/Animation

festival posterA LETTER FROM LETICIA, 3min., Argentina, Animation

festival posterTRAIN, 3min., Israel, Animation/Music Video

 

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

Festival Moderators: Kierston Drier, Shepsut Wilson
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Festival Directors: Mary Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: John Johnson, Isabal Cupryn, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

 

ANIMATION 1st Scene Screenplay – MAIRE’S JOURNEY, by Keith Famie

 

Genre: Animation, Family, Adventure

The journey follows Maire, a 23-year-old cancer patient, as she battles a rare heart cancer. Maire faces end of life issues and questions about where we go when we die. She befriends a blind carpenter who crafts her a small 3 ft wooden sail boat for her remains to go on a extraordinary journey in hope she will reach the ocean.

CAST LIST:

George: Shawn Devlin
Narrator: Olivia Jon
Maire: Rachel Rain Packota
Monika: Lesley Ballantyne

Get to know the writer: 

 1. What is your screenplay about?

Maire’s Journey is a journey of a young ladies fight with a rare cancer and the journey she takes us all on as she’s facing her end of life . Along the way she befriends a blind carpenter and small bird named Fern who eventually travels with her remains that are sealed in a small sail boat built by George the carpenter. Along the way we learn about life thorough the many people that encounter Maire , each of these new friends are touched by Maire’s desire to reach the ocean . We witness as these people from all walks of life choose to help Maire reach the ocean.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

Hmm I guess adventure / drama

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

We are confident this story will resinate with anyone who has been touched by cancer in someway or those who have lost a love one thorough cancer.

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

Inspirational Journey

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

Hmm tough one , I guess my go to feel good movie for a variety of reasons would have to be the first Indian Jones , If I had to choose another one it would be Silver Lining

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

Maire and I were close friends , she is real, George the carpenter is real. This screenplay is based off the real life documentary I had produced Maire’s Journey http://mairesjourney.com/

So I’ve been on this journey with Maire for five years.

7. How many stories have you written?

I have been producing documentary films for many years now, almost all of them air on PBS.

This is the first completed script I have written for an animated film. If interested in what we are working on now http://www.v-prod.com

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

In My Life , the Beetles

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

I guess for me was the emotional side of telling Maire’s story through an animated character. Since Maire really lived and did go on this journey I was always trying to decide how if any of the life characters Maire came in contact with should be part of the animated story verses new charecters I created. For me what was always most important is that the story would offer a sense of hope about the ability for humanity to care about a small pink sail boat with a young girls ashes in it trying to reach the ocean. Would anyone care? If So Why?

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

I love doing what I do as a story teller / documentary producer. The film we are working on now will for sure touch so many people.

Those on the Front Lines of Alzheimer’s & Dementia “ http://ontodaysfrontlines.com/alzheimers/ So for me at my age I guess I am just passionate about life and friends I make on my journey of life. Our time here on this planet is far shorter than anyone really understands until its too late.

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

I did not know what to expect, this has been an absolute wonderful experience , the team offered me wonderful insight into my story that I feel has helped Maire tell her story .

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

We were searching festivals where a screenplay of this nature could fit. FilmFreeway brought us to the festival. As I mentioned above I very much appreciated the very detailed feedback

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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

ANIMATION Best Scene Reading of THE 3 ROCKET RACERS, by Philip Dumas

 General – Sean Ballantyne
Joslyn – Lada Darewych
Narration – Hugh Ritchie
Doc – Geoff Mays
Dart – Victoria Urquhart

Get to know the writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

3 teens’ origin stories on becoming Rocket Racers in 2099, while learning a real winner has integrity, fidelity and adaptability all while having a human bomb plotting to blow up a computerized dam.

2. What genres does your screenplay fall under?

fantasy science fiction

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

Animated rocket racing team of three ambitious teen scientists of 2 girls and 1 boy following their dreams to be the fastest while learning the true winner is always honesty AND… a suicide bomber wrestling with whether or not to pull her finger and go Kaboom!

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

Science Noir

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

Harry Potter.

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

Since Nov 2011 with two second place wins and two third place finishes out of eight nominations!

7. How many stories have you written?

4 completed screenplays and many ideas on napkins.

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

Pet Shop Boys “Go West”
In concert: https://youtu.be/GER396B6M7w

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

3am rewrites with terse conversations with my muse, the Lord. He can be very talky.

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

Scuba Diving 100ft below in Caribbean, California coast and Great Barrier Reef while climbing Table Mountain, Machu Picchu with Rock of Gibraltar in 2019!

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox