Short Film: MOMENTS IN PARADISE, 1min., Switzerland

Db8e764a77 posterPlants are growing in paradise; one of them nicer, more beautiful and taller than all the other and provoke a disciplinary action. Against all odds has consequences even in paradise.

 

Director – bellopropello
  • Film Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    60 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 15, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Switzerland
  • Shooting Format:
    digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9

Short Film: SAY NO TO DRIFT WALKING, 1min., USA

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As the DRIFT WALKING epidemic spreads, we can only hope that YOU are part of the solution. Say NO to DRIFT WALKING.

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Short Film: ELIZABETH, 12min., USA, Smartphone

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An amateur ghost hunter gets more than he bargained for while investigating a house that was recently the site of a grisly murder.

(Shot and edited entirely on iPhone 6 with no budget)

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TOP 7 Under 5min. Short Screenplays from the last year

Watch the readings of the top screenplays performed by professional actors:

Paying the Night Differential by Paul Weidknecht
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2019/01/30/under-5min-screenplay-paying-the-night-differential-by-paul-weidknecht/
Two New York gangsters find the no-show job they’ve created gives new meaning to the term ‘ghost worker’,

NOSTALGIC, by Shannon Michelle
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/07/30/under-5min-short-script-nostalgic-by-shannon-michelle/
A Woman dives into a journey of self-discovery by walking through her dreams, as she comes face to face with memories and ghosts from her past.

IT LIVES WITHIN by Matty Farrugia
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/09/01/under-5-minute-short-screenplay-it-lives-within-by-matty-farrugia/
A middle aged woman finds herself in trouble when the power goes out and she starts hearing strange noises.

1801 BUCK by Jalen Thompson
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/09/01/under-5-minute-short-screenplay-1801-buck-by-jalen-thompson/
A dramatic piece about the sexual exploitation an enslaved African family endures leading up to the murder of their slaveholder.

GOD OF INSECTS, by James R. Cowley
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/07/17/under-5min-short-script-god-of-insects-by-james-r-cowley/
An insect fanatic of study brings to light a new purpose.

REAL TIME DENIAL, by Linda Hullinger
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/07/01/1pg-short-screenplay-real-time-denial-by-linda-hullinger/
After falling asleep while reading about doppelgangers, a young woman awakens to a horrific display on her security camera screen.

THE TRENCH, by Chris Beadnell
https://under5minutefilmfestival.com/2018/02/25/winning-short-screenplay-reading-the-trench-by-chris-beadnell/
After successfully shelling the German trench on the Somme battlefield, the British soldiers move in to clear the area of any enemy survivors.

Under 5min. Screenplay – Paying the Night Differential by Paul Weidknecht

Two New York gangsters find the no-show job they’ve created gives new meaning to the term ‘ghost worker’,

CAST LIST:

Narration – Danielle Nicole
Pasquale – Ted Power
Johnny – Brogan Caulfield

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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

Under 5min. Festival Testimonial – November 26 2018

I was very excited that my film had the opportunity to be seen by this audience. Interesting observations though by a very intelligent audience. 
– Emy Tzavra-Bulloch (MINOTAUR)

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HIGHLIGHTS – September 2018 Under 5 Minute Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ALL THAT REMAINS

BEST UNDER 5 MINUTE FILM: 128

BEST PERFORMANCES: DNA OF WILD BEASTS

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: GREY

BEST MUSIC: NOVAA – MELODY OF NEED

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterALL THAT REMAINS, 4min., Egypt, Drama/Experimental

festival posterCUBICLE, 3min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival posterPERFECTION, 3min., Italy, Drama/Family

festival posterGREY, 4min., Canada, Dance/Experimental

festival posterHALLOWSTIDE, 4min., Animation/Experimental

festival posterNOVAA – MELODY OF NEED, 3min., Germany Animation/Music Video

festival posterBUT…SOMETIMES, 5min., UK, Experimental/Drama

festival poster128., 4min., Turkey, Drama

festival posterSUSHI MAN, 3min., USA, Animation/Romance

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There is an episode about this festival in our archives as we talk about the audience and all the great films we showcased at this event.

The theme of the September 2018 FEMALE/UNDER 5 MINUTE FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto was “Power Dynamics”.

Each film was about an individual(s) facing dynamics of power with another individual or external being.

This was a nice split festival of a showcase of Female Directors in the first half, and Under 5 Minute Films in the second half. Two of our most popular events that are showcased in Toronto. So why not start the Fall 2018 season off with a bang!?

This was the last festival for a while for moderator Kierston Drier who has taken a job that she couldn’t pass up that conflicts with the weekly events. Kierston is the ultimate professional who does an outstanding job. She will be missed, but most definitely will be coming back soon.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo