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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

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May 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

Submit exclusively via FilmFreeway:   THERE’S STILL GOOD, 12min., Japan, LGBT/Drama BEFORE YOU WOKE, 4min., USA, Action/Thriller SONGBIRD, 14min., UK, Fantasy LIFE OR DEATH DEBATES, 6min., USA, Sci-Fi     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… Continue reading May 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

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April 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners

Submit exclusively via FilmFreeway:   RETRIEVER, 5min., Australia, Drama #METONIGHT, 1min., USA., Music SOCIAL, 2min., USA, Drama LOVE ON THE BALCONY, 4min., USA, Animation/Romance IN A HEARTBEAT, 4min., USA, Animation/LGBT   **** 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… Continue reading April 2019 Screenplay/Film Winners