HIGHLIGHT & VIDEOS: May 2018 ACTION Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: BREAK ROOM

BEST PERFORMANCES: CROSSROADS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: CONSURGO

BEST MUSIC: 9 SECONDS

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterBREAK ROOM, 15min., Canada, Action/Drama festival poster9 SECONDS, 18min., USA, Action/Sci-Fi
festival posterTUESDAY 10:08AM, 13min., Canada, Crime/Mystery festival posterPREY, 13min., UK, Thriller/Horror
festival posterCHERI, 6min., France, Thriller/Suspense festival posterCONSURGO, 12min., USA, Thriller/Suspense
festival posterCROSSROADS, 12min, USA, Thriller/Drama

The theme of the May 2018 Action/Crime/Thriller FEEDBACK Film Festival was “Hidden Truths”. Every single film was about a world or characters dealing with underlying truths that are always playing conflict to the surface of the story.

I love when we showcase these genres at the festival. What filmmakers are coming up these days with when using these genres are their template tone is truly remarkable. Our audiences in Los Angeles and Toronto love when we show them too as you can see in the FEEDBACK Videos that there isn’t an empty seat inside the cinema.

One of the issues on the Festival circuit is that these types of films also do not get the acceptances that they should. A lot of festivals don’t want to program these films because they don’t know where to put them on their schedule. That is the #1 reason why we started doing a special event for JUST these types of films.

There is a great social commentary happening too with all 7 films we programmed at this festival. There is great action taking place, but they are also stories about important issues.

Great festival event. Can’t wait to program the next one.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: January 2018 ACTION Film Festival

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: MONDAY

Best Performances: MONDAY

Best Cinematography: FREEDOM OF THE WHEELS

Best Music: STORY TO TELL

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:


festival posterSTORY TO TELL, 15min., Japan, Crime/Drama 
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festival posterMONDAY, 18min., USA, Crime/Comedy
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festival posterCONVERSATIONS, 8min., Ireland, Crime/Mystery
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festival posterMIND GAME, 2min., China, Action/Experimental 
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festival posterFREEDOM OF THE WHEELS, 17min., USA, Adventure/Comedy
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festival posterVIKING TOOTHACHE, 4min, USA, Action/Fantasy
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festival posterLILAC TV Pilot, 15min., USA, Adventure/Family
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The LOS ANGELES JANUARY 2018 FEEDBACK Film Festival gave our audiences the best of CRIME & ACTION/ADVENTURE short movies from around the world.

The theme of the festival was “BREAKING EXPECTATIONS”.

Every film showcased was about a situation that was about a character(s) leaping out of their expected ideal.

January 2018 was the beginning of everything in Los Angeles for the FEEDBACK Film Festival. The first event of the monthly festival format. We plan on doing a festival every single month in LA from the rest of the existence of humanity!

There is a new management team for the FEEDBACK Festival in Los Angeles. One of our main workers fell sick with a stomach flu on the day, and one of our camera operators car broke down on the way to the cinema. So LA Feedback Coordinator Rachel Elder basically ran the festival all by herself – on her first time out at that. The Regal Cinemas manager said that what she pulled off was truly amazing. She was definitely the MVP of the night and we at WILDsound headquarters are truly grateful.

Shepsut Wilson was the moderator of the evening and did a fantastic job on her first time out. This will be the first of many for the talented performer who also puts in a lot of effort and research to make sure the best moderation for each film gets executed.

So we are on our way in Los Angeles. We showcased 7 shorts from all over the world on our first FEEDBACK Film Festival of 2018.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

 

BREAK ROOM Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the May 2018 ACTION Festival

BREAK ROOM, 15min., Canada, Action/Drama
Directed by Andy Hourahine

An ambitious, young teacher, trying hide a rough past, is offered her dream job at a prestigious, private school but finds the unique staff has something more in mind than hitting the books on her first day.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

9 SECONDS Short Film – Audience FEEDBACK from the May 2018 ACTION Festival

 

9 SECONDS, 18min., USA, Action/Sci-Fi
Directed by Ross Godwin

Forced to live in hiding with her father at the outskirts of a war-torn and besieged city, nine year old Anika tries her best to be a kid. Several times a day, an air-raid siren sounds, and a bomb lands somewhere in the vicinity exactly 9 seconds later, like clockwork. Overcome with curiosity for the outside world, she goes against the wishes of her father and slips out of the bunker, but wanders too far from home as chaos breaks out. She must learn to grow up quickly in order to make it back home.

CLICK HERE – and see full info and more pics of the film!

Director BIO: Andy Hourahine (BREAK ROOM)

irector Biography – Andy Hourahine

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Andy studied film at Ryerson University, as well as, architecture and the impact of the media on the community at the University of Waterloo where he graduated with Dean’s List honours. His thesis project and subsequent television show, The Active City, involved the marriage of his multiple disciplines and won him the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, recognizing him as a distinguished Canadian.

Andy is also the creative director of Force Productions, a media company dedicated to sharing important narrative and fictional works to better humanity. In addition to his fictional short film work, he has produced professional content for organizations such as the YMCA, University of Waterloo, Osteoporosis Canada, Think Global School, CBC, Rogers Television, and the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

Most importantly to Andy is his family. He is the proud father of three homeschooled children and has been happily married for twenty years to his wife, Nicole.

March 2018 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Submit your Action/Adventure Story to the Festival Today: http://actionadventurefestival.com

 

festival posterRYKER, 4min., USA, Action/Drama
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festival posterUNCANNY VALLEY, 4min., USA, Drama
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ACTORFAN FICTION SHORT Screenplay – FALLEN: A STAR WARS STORY
March 2018 Reading
by George Deihl Jr.
ACTORSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay
March 2018 Reading
by Jade S. Bokhari

ACTORMYSTERY 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE COLD SLEEPER
March 2018 Reading
by John Lucas Bowman
ACTORANIMATION 1st SCENE Screenplay – MARIE’S JOURNEY
March 2018 Reading
by Keith Famie

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – CHILDREN OF THE DUST
March 2018 Reading
by John McCarney
ACTORFANTASY 1st SCENE Screenplay – ENTANGLED
March 2018 Reading
by Sharon Powers

ACTORNOVEL Transcript Reading – ODE TO THE DARKEST DAYS
March 2018 Reading
by M. Ryan Hollows
ACTORSHORT STORY Reading – KIEL
March 2018 Reading
by Keith Brandon

 

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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

 

 

February 2018 Action/Adventure Stories, Screenplays, and Short Films

A FilmFreeway preferred festival:

Submit your Action/Adventure Story to the Festival Today: http://actionadventurefestival.com

 

ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – ANA’S ORLOV
February 2018 Reading
by Bradford Lee Walton
ACTORWAR Best Scene Screenplay – DANGER IN THE CLOUDS
February 2018 Reading
by John Donnellan
ACTORFANTASY Best Scene Screenplay – THE TIME JOB
February 2018 Reading
by Thomas Tinnerello
ACTORSCI-FI Best Scene Screenplay – CHASING WHITE INFINITY
February 2018 Reading
by Claudia Marinellil
ACTORWESTERN Best Scene Screenplay – SILVER SKULL CREEK
February 2018 Reading
by Ryan Gallant
ACTORWINNING TV PILOT Screenplay – FAMILY SECRETS
February 2018 Reading
by Allison Osborne

festival posterBREAKER, 10min., Japan/Canada, Sci-Fi/Action
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festival posterMAN-AT-ARMS, 10min, UK, Fan Fiction//Animation
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festival posterTEARS IN THE RAIN, 11min., South Africa, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi
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ACTORDRAMA Best Scene Screenplay – BLACK HEART BOOK
February 2018 Reading
by Carol Hoffman & Rosezelle Boggs Qualls

 

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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