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Student Film Festival Testimonial – May 16 2020

Screenwriter Eliza Frakes (REMEMBRANCE DAY) I was inspired to enter the festival because I saw that it was targeted towards students, which was perfect for where I am in my experience. The feedback I received was helpful and very thoughtful in content. Watch the Screenplay Reading:  It’s the day before Remembrance Day, the day when –… Continue reading Student Film Festival Testimonial – May 16 2020

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Student Feedback Film Festival Testimonial – May 15 2020

Seb Cox The festival has an incredible community between audience and film, like nothing I’ve seen before. It cares about its filmmakers, their audience, and the films they show. It was an honor and a delight to be a part of. Submit exclusively via FilmFreeway: This festival is designed to showcase the best of student… Continue reading Student Feedback Film Festival Testimonial – May 15 2020

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Student Festival 1st Scene Reading: A Guide To Basic Politics, by Hiram Alexander Orozco

After feeling inspired by voting in a local election, Katherine Herrera decides to run for Mayor of McAllen and enlists the help of her unfulfilled, unhappy, and unqualified millennial friends to launch her campaign and get her elected. Headstrong and determined, a mixture of Leslie Knope and Selina Meyer, she dives straight into the world… Continue reading Student Festival 1st Scene Reading: A Guide To Basic Politics, by Hiram Alexander Orozco

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Winning STUDENT Short Screenplay Reading: Mama’s Boy, by Emma Wheeler

Lee is a trans man trying to survive in a small town with no one on his side but his girlfriend April. CAST LIST: Therapist: Bree Ali Father: Shawn Devlin Narration: Sean Ballantyne Lee: Michael Ruhs April: Hannah Ehman — Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne Editors:… Continue reading Winning STUDENT Short Screenplay Reading: Mama’s Boy, by Emma Wheeler

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Winning Student TV Pilot Script Reading: REMEMBRANCE DAY, by Eliza Frakes

  It’s the day before Remembrance Day, the day when – in a radicalized America that has overturned Roe v. Wade – society commemorates the millions of unborn children lost to abortion. It’s also the day that Maggie (23) finds out she’s pregnant. Not sure what to do, she impulse-buys a gerbil, and calls her… Continue reading Winning Student TV Pilot Script Reading: REMEMBRANCE DAY, by Eliza Frakes

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July 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

Submit exclusively via FilmFreeway:     JOSH, 5min., USA, Drama/Family LOST AT SEA, 16min., USA, Thriller/Mystery I’M SORRY, 4min., USA, Horror/Found Footage   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,… Continue reading July 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

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June 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

Submit exclusively via FilmFreeway:   GET BACK, 3min., USA, Experimental UHAMBO, 5min., Australia, Dance WEIGHTLESS, 5min., Canada, Dance FLOWERS OF MARRAKECH, 8min., USA, Documentary T.I.M: This Is Me, 4min., UK, Drama A ROOMBA’S TALE, 5min., USA, Comedy     Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne Editors: Kimberly Villarruel,… Continue reading June 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners