Highlights and Winners: February 2017 THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival

festival posterMIDNIGHT SIGNS, 4min, Italy, Thriller/Animation
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festival posterTHE TRAITOR, 5min, Czech Republic, Action/Thriller
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festival posterMARAUDER, 13min, Canada, Action/Fantasy
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festival posterTRUE COPY, 11min, Russia, Thriller/Sci-Fi
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festival posterLAST BASE, 15min, Norway, Action/Thriller
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festival posterAPPRAISAL, 8min, UK, Thriller
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festival posterWEEKEND OF HEROES, 15min, Italy, Action/Crime
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The ACTION/THRILLER FEBRUARY 2017 FEEDBACK Film Festival was truly a great success.

The theme of the festival was “OPEN ENDED ENDINGS”.

Every film showcased had an ending for sure – but it also left a continuining story for the characters presented. So if any of these filmmakers want to make a sequel – they can!

NOTE: This was the 3rd festival showcasing the best of Action Short Films at the festival. And the 4th festival that was moderated by Amanda Lomonaco. She was terrific and will be moderating 6 more festivals in 2017.

This was one of those rare festival nights where every single film presented received multiple votes for “Best Film” of the night.

The Action / Crime / Thriller Festival nights are now becoming my favourites. Many of these terrific films don’t get a fair shake from other festival programmers because they appear to be too “mainstream” for the short film market.

Before I started the FEEDBACK Festival, I worked at more than a few film festivals, TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) being one of them. It was there where I truly understood what programmers are looking for – and the films presented at this festival are NOT what they are looking for.

When I decided to dedicate an entire festival for these genres, I have to say that I was a bit worried. I didn’t know if we were going to receive a fair share of quality films from around the world in the Action/Crime genres in particular. And boy was I wrong. Hence the reason why there are 4 more festivals in these genres scheduled in Los Angeles & Toronto in 2017.

See you at the festivals in 2017.

– Matthew Toffolo

Take a look at the Audience Feedback Videos from our NEW Film Festival. Some of the best short films in the world today were showcased.

AUDIENCE FESTIVAL AWARDS

Best Film: TRUE COPY

Best Performances: APPRAISAL

Best Cinematography: THE LAST BASE

Best Music: The music from MARAUDER

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2016 Short Films

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos of the Thriller/Suspense Short Films that were showcased at the festival.


festival posterHEAD SPACE, 5min, Drama/Thriller
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festival posterHELIO, 20min., USA, Sci-Fi/Action
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festival posterMIDNIGHT WALK, 4min., Australia, Thriller
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festival posterDEADLY VIEW, 3min., Ireland, Thriller/Mystery
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festival posterO, 29min, Norway, Horror/Mystery
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festival posterBURNT, 13min., UK, Thriller/Crime
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festival posterGILT, 22min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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LE PARDON, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery

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festival posterSAVE, 4min, Germany, Horror/Drama
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festival posterMAYDAY, 13min. France, Horror/Fantasy
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JAILBREAK, 1min., USA, Animation/Crime

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DRAWN TO FEAR, 7min, USA

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festival posterFOOTPRINTS, 13min, Canada
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festival posterPREFERENTIAL OPERATION, 20min, Spain
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KADDISH!, 6min, France

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festival posterA FILM BY VERA VAUGHN, 10min, USA
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festival posterDON’T LET THEM IN, 13min, USA
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festival posterDO NOT DISTURB, 13min, UK
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ACTORBLACK BALLOON, 12min, Israel, Drama/Horror
Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival

ACTORMINE, 29min, Canada, Drama/Thriller
Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video of the Short Film from June 2016 Film Festival


festival posterHOLE
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19min, UK, Crime/Thriller


festival posterKARATE GIRL BRAWL
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10min, Canada, Action/Thriller


festival posterTHE ART OF GESTURE
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16min, France, Horror/Thriller


festival posterCANTATA IN C MAJOR
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7min, USA, Horror/Musical


festival posterTIME TO EAT
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4min, USA, Horror/Comedy


festival posterSILENTLY WITHIN YOUR SHADOW
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14min, UK, Horror/Thriller


festival posterBALLERINA
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5min, USA, Horror/Thriller


festival posterVICIOUS
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12min, UK, Horror


festival posterCHATEAU SAUVIGNON: TERROIR
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13min, USA, Horror/Family


festival posterARTIFICAL
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20min, Spain, Sci-Fi/Thriller

2016 Feature Screenplays

Watch the 2016 Winning Thriller/Suspense Winners performed by professional actors.

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Screenplay to the Festival: https://thrillersuspensefestival.com/

 

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FIEND
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jeff York

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – INKED IN BLOOD
June 2016 Reading
Written by Paul Corricelli
ACTORFeature Screenplay – THE BOO
May 2016 Reading
Written by Scott McEntire

ACTORFeature Screenplay – MOTHS TO FLAME
March 2016 Reading
Written by Fredric Maffei

ACTORFeature Screenplay – CRIME EXTRAORDINAIRE
January 2016 Reading
Written by Howard Fridkin

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

November 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Film & Screenplay to the Festival: http://thrillersuspensefestival.com

Watch the best of  November 2016 Thriller/Suspense

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – GOD’S LITTLE GAG
November 2016 Reading
Written by Sean Nash
ACTORTV PILOT BEST Scene Screenplay – ARMS OF MORPHEUS
November 2016 Reading
Written by John Christopher Thomas
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – 20/20: SEARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Harold L Brown
ACTORTV PILOT Screenplay – THE MYSTERIOUS LIFE OF MADELEINE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Eve Noel

festival posterDEADLY VIEW, 3min., Ireland, Thriller/Mystery
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festival posterMIDNIGHT WALK, 4min., Australia, Thriller
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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

October 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit your Thriller/Suspense Film & Screenplay to the Festival: http://thrillersuspensefestival.com

Watch the best of October 2016 Thriller/Suspense

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: CRIME CYCLE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Donald R. Brown

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – TOGETHER
October 2016 Reading
Written by Jade Syed-Bokhari

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – CUCKOLD PICASSO
October 2016 Reading
Written by James R. Adams II and Lance Larson

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – NOTE TO SELF
October 2016 Reading
Written by Humayun Mirza

ACTORLONG SHORT Screenplay – THE SON, THE FATHER
October 2016 Reading
Written by Lukas Hass

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay: NIGHT WIND TO BAHIA
October 2016 Reading
Written by Thomas Thorpe


festival posterMAYDAY, 13min. France, Horror/Fantasy
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ACTORSHORT Screenplay – THE FALL
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alix Kruntorad


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LE PARDON, 5min, USA, Thriller/Mystery

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festival posterSAVE, 4min, Germany, Horror/Drama
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festival posterBURNT, 13min., UK, Thriller/Crime
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festival posterGILT, 22min, UK, Thriller/Drama
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festival posterO, 29min, Norway, Horror/Mystery
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ACTORSHORT Screenplay – PRIME SUSPECT
October 2016 Reading
Written by Adam Dwyer

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Watch Winning Thriller Best Scene Reading from ELAN VITAL Screenplay by Maroun Rached

Best Scene from ELAN VITAL Screenplay
Written by Maroun Rached
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SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Fantasy, Crime, Thriller, Sci-Fi

Synopsis: The world in the 2050’s is split into democratic regimes and Elohite theocracies, states run by the clergy of a new extremist faith. Elohite specially trained agents infiltrate the US and commit terrorist attacks using paranormal powers. A team of local paranormals is recruited to stop them.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Val Cole
NATHAN – Dan Cristofori
AIDEN – Mark Boutros
FRANK – David Occhipinti
BILL – Michael Gaty

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

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July 2016 Thriller/Suspense Films/Screenplays/Stories

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Watch the best of July 2016 Thriller/Suspense

ACTORFEATURE Screenplay – FIEND
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jeff York

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – NINE SCARS
July 2016 Reading
Written by Kelly Crawford

ACTORSHORT Screenplay – MATERNAL FEAR
July 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Milek

ACTORBEST SCENE Screenplay – ELAN VITAL
July 2016 Reading
Written by Maroun Rached

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson