Watch all the Videos from the Oct. 2016 ACTION/CRIME Film Festival

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Highlights from the Thursday October 20, 2016 event.

The October 2016 ACTION/CRIME Festival was a major success. The sold out crowd loved every single film.

The theme of the festival was “Remember the Red Herring”.

In these genres (action, crime, mystery) especially, the “red herring” element always appears, like they did in all the movies presented this month. The audience thinks it’s one thing who is doing bad, but it is never is the case.

Definition of a Red Herring: Something, especially a clue, that is or is intended to be misleading or distracting in a novel, TV episode, story, or movie.

All 6 films this month were standouts as every movie received multiple votes for “Best Film,” and 4 out of the 6 films received an award. That never happens at our festival as usually there is 1-2 films that receive all of the votes and win all of…

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LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – December 2016 Short Film Lineup

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We are proud to announce the short film selections to the inaugural LA FEEDBACK Film Festival on Wednesday December 7, 2016, and Thursday December 8, 2016.

Festival takes place at L.A. LIVE’s Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles. Each festival event starts at 7pm sharp. 

FREE or pay what you like tickets and the full details of each film will go online by October 15th.

We couldn’t be more excited to be showing what we consider the best short films made in the United States in the last year. The festival will maintain its audience feedback format that has made it one of the most popular festival in the city of Toronto for the last 4 years. The festival is now moving to the grand stage of Los Angeles.

Wednesday December 7, 2016 Short Films:

THE LOT, 15min., USA, Drama
Directed by Russell Blanchard

When a lonely cafe owner struggles to…

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Deadline October 29th – 1pg. Screenplay Contest

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The Los Angeles FEEDBACK Festival Presents:

Submit a screenplay that is only 1 page long and have it performed at the Writing Festival by professional actors. Also garner FULL FEEDBACK on your work.

(NOTE: The screenplay submission must be properly formatted.)

 Submit for only $15. Most of the screenplays will be accepted and performed. If there is a beginning/middle/end, and the grammar is sound, we will perform it.

A great way to get your words out there, obtain the Agent you’re looking for or just get your story and work seen by more people. If you win, your story will be seen by 100,000s of people when it’s read online using top professional actors. It’s a rush you’ll never experience in your life seeing it come to life that way.

The RULES are simple:

1. Write a story that is 1pg. maximum. Edit the heck out of it. We accept…

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Get to know Storyboard Artist Yoriaki Mochizuki (The Lego Movie, Storks)

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Get to know Captain America Cinematographer Trent Opaloch

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rent Opaloch is easily the most talented and sought after cinematographers in the world today. He has DP’d for director Neil Blomkamp  on “District 9”, “Elysium”, and “Chappie”,  and director’s Anthony & Joe Russo on “Captain America: Winter Soldier”, and the upcoming “Captain America: Civil War”. It was an honor to sit down with him to chat about his career and the art of cinematography.

Read the Interview on MatthewToffolo.com

On Shooting the Captain America films:

It’s funny because I never really planned on ever shooting anything like that but I loved the creative approach that the Russo’s had for the film. Our whole thing was to take the edge off the genre of it all by basing it in reality as much as we could. I really liked the idea of shooting the film like a 70’s conspiracy thriller to ground the whole thing a bit. We referenced…

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Submit your Film & Screenplay to the Festival for Family

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Thank you for the detailed feedback. Whoever did this feedback is a caring person with heart!
– Doris B. Gill (Rembrandt and the Seedlings, Feature Script)

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Family Festival.

Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get a audience video.

FAMILY and KIDS Films will always be needed and wanted in our society. If you can write a great family screenplay, or make a great family short film, then you are definitely on your way to having a great career. This portion of the Writing and Film Festival would like to present at least 40 new works of Family & Kids Films/Stories a year. As of September 2015, we have showcased over 50+ family stories at our festival this year alone. Submit your script or short film today.

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Next Family Film Festival: Thursday…

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Read this week’s movie reviews:

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AMERICAN PASTORAL (USA 2016) ***

Ewan McGregor makes his directing debut and stars alongside Oscar winner Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in this ambitious adaptation of Philip Roth’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, about a “perfect” American family that is torn apart by the social and political upheavals of the 1960s. One must give the actor credit for choosing such a dauntless task as a adapting a Roth novel for his directorial debut.

JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK (USA/China 2016) ***

The plot is nothing spectacular. Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever. The story contains a few forgettable plot twists.

THE HANDMAIDEN (South Korea 2016) ***

Park’s film is told in three chapter’s from the points of view of the story’s…

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Deadline Today: NOVEL Writing Festival

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Watch Novel Performance Readings:

Novels Showcased so far in 2016:
28 Novels Performed
2 Novels Made into a Movie
Plus, 8 Poems Made into a Movie and 54 short stories read. 

Get FULL FEEDBACK on either the 1st chapter or entire novel book from our committee of Professional Writers, and Writing Consultants. Get your novel performed by a professional actor at the festival.

NEW OPTION: Or, just submit for an actor performance reading transcript of your novel (any 5 pages of your book). Great way to promote the sales of your book if you’re already published. (see examples on the video playlist below)

SUBMIT your novel now (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted) To be eligible for our Writing Festival Events. Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation

Just VOTED one of the top festivals in the world today!

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Last Chance to Submit your Short Film to the Dec. 2016 Female Film Festival

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The FEEDBACK Female Film Festival (FFFF) was created for women filmmakers and screenwriters. The goal is to showcase the best of female talent in film & TV from around the world.

Film Festival takes place twice a year. Next Festival is December 29, 2016
Screenplay Festival takes place monthly.

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Recent Testimonials:

I thought that the feedback video was one of the best gifts this short film could bring me. Everything the audience said was so precise, every emotion… They captured the essence of the film! I never thought it could go so far. It really inspired me to keep on working.
– Director Laura Garcia (ALEX)

I loved hearing all the different interpretations from the different audience members. Everyone comes to a screening with different backgrounds and history, and that all informs the way in which they receive and perceive a film; it was fascinating to me…

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Get to know the Composing team of The Newton Brothers (Ouija: 2, The Runner)

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What a great time I had chatting with the extremely talented Newton Brothers (Andrew Grush & Taylor Stewart). A composing team that has already “scored” an impressive resume. I talked with them while they were in the midst of promoting their composing work on the horror film “Ouija: Origin of Evil.”

Read the FULL INTERVIEW on MatthewToffolo.com

On what they are looking for in a director: 

We welcome as much input as possible from the director. Getting to know what they want to relay what they want to give the audience. Whether that’s a two note score, or a very detailed score with many counter points. We want to work on the story with them and interject our talent onto the film.

The more that director gives us, the better it is for us.

LIST of COMPOSING Credits from the last 3 years: 

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