HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: July 2019 ROMANCE FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST ROMANCE FILM: TURN IT AROUND

BEST COMEDY FILM: THE VICTORY OF CHARITY

BEST PERFORMANCES: TURN IT AROUND

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: THE GLORIOUS PEANUT

BEST MUSIC: YOU DRIVE ME CRAZY

THEME: Unique Love

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterJOE, 20min., USA, Romance festival posterTEN MINUTES TOPS, 6min, France, Comedy
festival posterTHE GLORIOUS PEANUT, 18min., Belgium, Comedy festival posterYOU DRIVE ME CRAZY, 8min. USA, Comedy/Thriller
festival posterTURN IT AROUND, 9min., Netherlands, Romance festival posterTHE VICTORY OF CHARITY, 24min., Austria, Comedy

The theme of the July 2019 Comedy & Romance Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Different types of love”.

Each film was about a character or situation with love in a unique sort of way.

The 18th event of the Toronto festivals in 2019.

20 more festivals to go in Toronto this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

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July 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

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ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: MAD DASH, by William J. Leonard
July 2019 Winner

ACTORSCREENPLAY MOVIE: FIRST TIME FOR PENNY, by Janice Walker
July 2019 Winner

ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene SCREENPLAY: BLUE CHRISTMAS, by Bethany Maines
July 2019 Winner

ACTORLGBT BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: A FOUR SIDED BED, by Elizabeth Searle
July 2019 Winner

ACTORROMANCE BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: RAINBOW HUNTING, by Conor McFarland
July 2019 Winner

festival posterTHE BACKWARD ASTRONOMER, USA, Animation/Drama

festival posterJOE, 20min., USA, Romance

festival posterTEN MINUTES TOPS, 6min, France, Comedy

festival posterTHE GLORIOUS PEANUT, 18min., Belgium, Comedy

festival posterYOU DRIVE ME CRAZY, 8min. USA, Comedy/Thriller

festival posterTURN IT AROUND, 9min., Netherlands, Romance

 

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

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June 2019 Film/Story/Screenplay Winners

FilmFreeway exclusive Festival:

 

 

 

ACTORTV BEST SCENE SCREENPLAY: THE FINITE THEORY, by David Apostolico
June 2019 Winner

festival posterT.I.M: This Is Me, 4min., UK, Drama

 

 

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

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1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Blue Christmas, by Bethany Maines


 
Drunken TV news cameraman Jake Garner thought he was tackling an intruder. But no, Jake just took out the fantastically attractive dog sitter. Mortified, Jake does what any man would who has just been dumped right before Christmas would do—give the offended party all his ex’s things. Meanwhile, Blue Jones is determined to do whatever it takes to get her grandmother the best cancer treatment possible, even if that means some high-rise burglary from one of her worst dog-sitting clients, the failure to walk, feed or book a pet-sitter for a three day weekend, Grace Lorra. But Blue didn’t count on Grace’s ex, Jake, showing up and drunkenly handing over all of Grace’s belongings— including her adorable French Bulldog, Jacques. It takes no time at all for Blue to fall in love with Jacques, but Blue also finds herself wondering if it would be so bad to return to the scene of the crime to reconnect with Jake. But as Christmas draws closer, Grace pressures Jake to return the dog and Blue is targeted by mysterious assailants. Can Jake find Blue and Jacques before her stalkers do? And can Jake and Blue stop these mystery men without also getting Blue arrested for theft? For Blue, Christmas has never been quite so dangerous. For Jake, Christmas has never been quite so Blue.

CAST LIST:

Grace: Victoria Murdoch
Jake: David Rowan
Narration: Esther Thibault
Blue: Mojeane Sadr
Cindy: Julie Sheppard
 

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

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TURN IT AROUND Short Film, Audience Feedback from July 2019 Romance Festival

TURN IT AROUND, 9min., Netherlands, Romance

Directed by Niels Bourgonje

At a house party fifteen year old Bram is surrounded by friends and draws the attention of many pretty girls. But he has no interest in them. He has fallen hopelessly in love with the pretty boy on the dance floor: seventeen year old Florian.

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JOE Short Film, Audience Feedback from July 2019 Romance Festival

JOE, 20min., USA, Romance

Directed by Kaye Tuckerman

A newly hired barista meets the man of her dreams on the street and instinctively lies about what is paying the bills, but things turn awkward when she discovers his favorite coffee shop is also where she works.

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SCREENPLAY MOVIE: MAD DASH, by William J. Leonard

Synopsis: See Website (williamjleonard.org/maddashscreenplay)

Summary:
Where: Parents’ House; Mountain View, California
When: Christmas Eve 1986

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Cast list:

Narrator: Val Cole
Mom: Danielle Nicole
Kate & Sarah: Esther Thibault
Bill: Matt Barnes
John & Paul: Geoff Mays
Dan & Jim: Manny Pacheco
Dad: Sean Tabares
Steve: Steve Rizzo

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ROMANCE Best Scene Reading of Mad Dash by William J. Leonard
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Freshly graduated, Bill Leonard begins a promising new career in the development business. But he soon starts to question his own sanity as errors are made at work, and hallucinations become part of daily life. In order to fight what he perceives to be madness, Bill conjures up vivid memories of his European vacation and his lover, Helen. While health professionals struggle to diagnose his illness, Bill becomes more and more dependent on his flashbacks, until he winds up in a group therapy program in a mental health hospital. Following a diagnosis for bi-polar disorder, Bill starts to rebuild his life, determined to embrace the future.

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