BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: THE FIFTH FLOOR, by Dan Ochwat

Inspired by a true story, a 17-year-old girl is hospitalized on the fifth floor (psychiatry) for starving herself. Through staff, patients and a romantic bond with another boy, she overcomes her disorder and the role she played in her younger sister’s death a decade ago.

CAST LIST:

Virginia: Meredith Forlenza
Dr. Ellison: Cari Haim
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Anna: Jessica Bowmer
Chad: Justin Martins

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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 Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: The Greek Passage, by Lorenzo Guarnieri

Logline:
Giulio Seta’s final mission in Iraki as a war photojournalist ended dramatically. Now in therapy for PTSD, Giulio decides to travel to a remote Greek island. A shipwreck, a face-off with human-trafficker Thierry, the theft of a caïque and a friendship with Captain Nikolas and the troubled Clara lead Giulio to get back in the game and face his demons.

CAST LIST:

Brian: Diego O’Brien
Giulio: Justin Martins
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Psychiatrist: Allan Brunet
Nikolas: Russell Batcher

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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 Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading: THE SYMBIOSIS, by Gunseli Orhon & T. Mehmet Aksu

LOGLINE: Can man’s hopes, needs, and desires coexist with evolving intelligent techology is the central question in this intrigue packed sci-fi, action-thriller, as AI and it’s applications play a pivitol role in shaping the lives of the characters in Middletown, P.A.

GENRE: Thriller

CAST LIST:
Narration – Steve Saet
Lisa – 21 – Barbara Bergeron
Pacman – 22 – Michael Ruhs

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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 Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: The Magnificent Mid-Century Met, by Nicole De Sapio

LOGLINE: Singers at the post-WWII Metropolitan Opera House face artistic and personal challenges amid cultural and social changes.

GENRE: True Story/Biography

CAST LIST:

Lillian (40s + – 8 – Carrie Schiffler
Narration – Barbara Bergeron
Abe (40s +) – David Occhipinti
Merrill (20s) – 10 – Steve Saet

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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 Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: DEMON LOVER, by Armando De Aguero

Logline: Demon Lover is a supernatural detective thriller in which a cynical detective struggles to rediscover the faith of his recently deceased grandmother in order to catch a killer and save the Catholic priest he loves.

Genre: Thriller

CAST LIST:

Seriosa – 13 – Ella A
Narration – Carrie Schiffler
Steve (40s) – 10 – David Occhipinti
Antonio – 22 – Michael Ruhs

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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 Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading: THE KING OF LIGHT, by Federico Carro

During the final period of the first Crusade to conquer Jerusalem, a crusader named Fedrick secretly reaches the Holy Sepulchre, finding a mysterious stone. Breaking it by chance, Fedrick frees a wicked entity that makes hin faint and takes him into a parallel world. Having not to think about the battle anymore, the protagonist decides to enter in a world full of pitfalls, characters, events, peculiar and bizzarre twists, maneuvered by an obscure Order of Gods. All this in the effort to reach his greatest love, Isabel, in Turin.

CAST LIST:

Ker – 2 – David Occhipinti
Madilim – 5 – Carrie Schiffler
Narration – Barbara Bergeron
Obscure – 8 – Steve Saet
Fedrick – 4 – Michael Ruhs

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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 Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST Scene Screenplay Reading of THE WAY WE WERE, by Rome Imari Mubarak

During L.A.’s rise and fall of integration two brother’s worlds collide. Who will survive between blood and culture?

Genre: Drama, Dramedy, Family

CAST LIST:

Judge Paul Egly – 3 – David Occhipinti
Lupe – 3 – Michael Ruhs
Narration – Carrie Schiffler
Ms Weatherby – 11 – Barbara Bergeron
Rudy – 3 – Steve Saet
Val – 1 – Ella A

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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 Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST SCENE Screenplay Reading of TRAGICALLY FAMOUS, by Lisa J. Cristoforo

Logline: How do you find true love when you’re, literally, the Sexiest Man Alive? Pretend you’re an accountant.

Genre: Romantic Comedy

CAST LIST:

Mr. Harnwell – 1 – David Occhipinti
Olivia – 4 – Carrie Schiffler
Narration – Michael Ruhs
Jamie – 17 – Ella A
Sienna – 18 – Barbara Bergeron

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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 Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

BEST SCENE Short Screenplay Reading: WYRD by Dawn Brown

Log Line: WYRD is a story of gods, government, greed, and global warming. Eschaton will have the last say. Fate will decide.

Genre: Drama

Type: Comic Book Short Script

CAST LIST:
Bragi: Russell Batcher
Manning: Allan Brunet
Narrator: Elizabeth Morriss
Gull: Jessica Bowmer
Jerk: Justin Martins
Hoarr: Diego O’Brien

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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 Cox, Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Hugh Fraser, Andy Camp, Aser Santos Jr., Zack Arch

ANIMATION Feature Screenplay: SMART PITCH, by Adnane Laala

Log Line : A nice computer virus helps the programs to get rid of the antivirus pressure!/ A nice computer Virus switches sides and helps the programs to get rid of
the Antivirus bully.
Pitch: Smart, a cheeky computer virus, invades a computer to steal confidential data but to his surprise no program pays attention to him! The programs are exhausted
due to the permanent pressure and excessive control exercised by the Antivirus. His path crosses with Cursor and she convinces him to change his original purpose and
join her team to fight against these harsh methods. In the end all the programs must participate to stop the oppressive “injustice” of the Antivirus and its agents.
The whole story is HILARIOUS! All for a spectacular and unexpected end! It’s also an original concept which brings the audience close to the digital world: Each area is
well described and very detailed, until THE FINAL SHOCK of the story!

  • Script Type:
    Screenplay
  • Number of Pages:
    142
  • Country of Origin:
    Morocco
  • Script Language:
    English