Top COMEDY Screenplays of 2019

Watch the winning readings performed by professional actors. 37 screenplays in total.

2 Feature Screenplays:

Winning COMEDY Feature Screenplay Reading: Dick 2.0, by Henry Sarwer-Foner & Noel Baker
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/09/23/winning-comedy-feature-screenplay-reading-dick-2-0-by-henry-sarwer-foner/

Winning COMEDY Feature Screenplay Reading: Johnny’s Pico, by Sean Monahan, Scott Hennelly
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/08/27/winning-comedy-feature-screenplay-reading-johnnys-pico-by-sean-monahan-scott-hennelly/

6 TV Pilots:

Winning COMEDY TV PILOT Screenplay: Out of Order, by Zach Gladstone
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/10/25/winning-comedy-tv-pilot-screenplay-out-of-order-by-zach-gladstone/

COMEDY TV PILOT Screenplay Reading: 33 Weeks A Prude, by Kelly Byrnes
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/12/18/comedy-tv-pilot-screenplay-reading-33-weeks-a-prude-by-kelly-byrnes/

COMEDY TV Pilot Best Scene Reading: Sink Or Swim, by Keith Shapiro
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/12/16/comedy-tv-pilot-best-scene-reading-sink-or-swim-by-keith-shapiro/

Winning COMEDY Festival TV PILOT Reading: GOOD AND EVIL, by Michael Corleone
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/10/06/winning-comedy-festival-tv-pilot-reading-good-and-evil-by-michael-corleone/

TV SPEC Screenplay Reading of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, by Christus Ahmanson
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/08/26/tv-spec-screenplay-reading-of-its-always-sunny-in-philadelphia-by-christus-ahmanson/

COMEDY TV PILOT Screenplay Winning Reading: 4Plex, by Liza Behles
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/06/04/comedy-tv-pilot-screenplay-winning-reading-4plex-by-liza-behles/

6 1st Scene Screenplays:

1st SCENE COMEDY Reading: HAPPY FUN TIMES, by Nathan Zoebl
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/10/25/comedy-best-scene-reading-happy-fun-times-by-nathan-zoebl/

COMEDY TV 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: Born in LA, by Marlene Sharp
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/07/16/comedy-tv-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-born-in-la-by-marlene-sharp/

TV PILOT 1st Scene Screenplay Reading: The Upside Downings, by Sean Sullivan
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/04/30/tv-pilot-1st-scene-screenplay-reading-the-upside-downings-by-sean-sullivan/

1st Scene COMEDY Screenplay Reading of Steve & Olivia, by Vicki Cargill, Adam Cargill
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/04/14/1st-scene-comedy-screenplay-reading-of-steve-olivia-by-vicki-cargill-adam-cargill/

1st Scene Screenplay Reading of Something New, by Michael Abel
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/04/01/1st-scene-screenplay-reading-of-something-new-by-michael-abel/

Comedy 1st Scene Screenplay of Pain in the A– by Beth Rehman
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/01/29/comedy-1st-scene-screenplay-of-pain-in-the-a-by-beth-rehman/

3 Short Screenplays:

COMEDY Short Screenplay Reading: Decisions, by Anna Bezahler, Thorunn Sigurdardottir
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/12/28/comedy-short-screenplay-reading-decisions-by-anna-bezahler-thorunn-sigurdardottir/

COMEDY Short Screenplay Reading: Herculean Task, by Mark Allard-Will
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/07/08/comedy-short-screenplay-reading-herculean-task-by-mark-allard-will/

Comedy Short Screenplay of What’s A Little Ax Between Friends by Joe Starzyk
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/01/29/comedy-short-screenplay-of-whats-a-little-ax-between-friends-by-joe-starzyk/

20 Best Scene Screenplays;

COMEDY Best Scene Script Reading: Tutankhamun Not In Common, by Robert B. Rogers
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/12/19/comedy-best-scene-script-reading-tutankhamun-not-in-common-by-robert-b-rogers/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay: ONE MORE ZERO, by Toni Nagy
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/10/20/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-one-more-zero-by-toni-nagy/

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Age-Dive, by Ryan Mutama
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/10/20/comedy-best-scene-reading-age-dive-by-ryan-mutama/

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: PARTY OVER COUNTRY, by Tim Gale
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/10/08/comedy-best-scene-reading-party-over-country-by-tim-gale/

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Princess Pals, by Jenn Barlow, Lindsey Jean Roetzel
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/10/08/comedy-best-scene-reading-princess-pals-by-jenn-barlow-lindsey-jean-roetzel/

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Hashtag Blessed, by MK Ansari
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/10/08/comedy-best-scene-reading-hashtag-blessed-by-mk-ansari/

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: Playing with Chopsticks, by James Abney
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/10/08/comedy-best-scene-reading-playing-with-chopsticks-by-james-abney/

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: LATE FEES, by Darren Coyle
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/09/09/comedy-best-scene-reading-late-fees-by-darren-coyle/

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: THE C TEAM, by Terence Murphy
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/09/09/comedy-best-scene-reading-the-c-team-by-terence-murphy/

COMEDY Best Scene Reading: THE PINK UNICORN, by Elise Forier Edie
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/09/09/comedy-best-scene-reading-the-pink-unicorn-by-elise-forier-edie/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: It’s In Her Blood, by Curtis Larade
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/08/20/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-reading-its-in-her-blood-by-curtis-larade/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: No Probllama, by Krystal Bird
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/07/26/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-reading-no-probllama-by-krystal-bird/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: FAMILY CRISIS LIVE-IN , by Anna Patterson
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/07/26/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-reading-family-crisis-live-in-by-anna-patterson/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: For Love or Music, by Scott Sawitz
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/07/16/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-reading-for-love-or-music-by-scott-sawitz/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: The Outlaw Josey From Wales, by Mark Spurlock
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/07/11/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-reading-the-outlaw-josey-from-wales-by-mark-spurlock/

COMEDY Screenplay: GOOD NEWS DESK – Watch 3 best scenes from script.
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/06/23/comedy-screenplay-good-news-desk-watch-3-best-scenes-from-script/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Take a ‘Pause Out of Crime, by Mary C. Ferrara
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/06/23/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-reading-take-a-pause-out-of-crime-by-mary-c-ferrara/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Raymond Carver and Derrida’s Zombie Army, by James Fitzmaurice
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/06/23/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-reading-raymond-carver-and-derridas-zombie-army-by-james-fitzmaurice/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay Reading: Born Again, by Daniel Schooling
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/06/23/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-reading-born-again-by-daniel-schooling/

COMEDY Best Scene Screenplay: The Golden Years, by Joe Starzyk
https://festivalforcomedy.com/2019/04/29/comedy-best-scene-screenplay-the-golden-years-by-joe-starzyk/

HIGHLIGHTS: Chicago COMEDY Festival: Sept. 20/2019 Event.

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST FILM: NOW AND NOT YET
BEST COMEDY FILM: SHORT CALF MUSCLE
BEST PERFORMANCES: COLLIDE
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: NOW AND NOT YET
BEST MUSIC: KING OF THE HOUSE

Them of night: “Skewed Perceptions”

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:


SHORT CALF MUSCLE, 13min., Netherlands, Comedy

SIRI WITH A VENGEANCE, 5min., Norway, Comedy/Thriller

HOPE IS FRENCH, 15min., France, Comedy/Relationships

COLLIDE, 10min., USA, Drama/Relationship

KING OF THE HOUSE, 11min., USA, Animation/Music

ENJOY?, 3min., USA, Comedy/Parody
 NOW AND NOT YET, 6min., USA, Drama/Crime

The 1st ever event in Chicago!!
4 festival events in 2020. 12 starting in 2021.

See you at the festivals.

HIGHLIGHTS, WINNERS & VIDEOS: JUNE 2019 COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:

BEST FILM: ELI

BEST COMEDY: PLEASURE PALS

BEST PERFORMANCES: SCATTERED

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: ELPIDA

BEST MUSIC: MEMORY BOX

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterSCATTERED,9min., Canada, Comedy festival posterPLEASURE PALS, 10min., USA, Comedy/Animation
festival posterBIG BOOOM, 4min., Russia, Drama/Animation festival posterELI, 11min., UK, Drama
festival posterELPIDA, 7min., 7min., USA, Drama/Sci-Fi festival posterMEMORY BOX, 11min., USA, Drama
festival posterA ROOMBA’S TALE, 5min., USA, Comedy festival posterTHE SERPENT IN THE APPLE, 18min., USA, Comedy/Documentary
festival posterT.I.M: This Is Me, 4min., UK, Drama

The theme of the June 2019 DRAMA & COMEDY Feedback Film Festival in Toronto was “Reinvention of the Soul”.

Each film was about a character who reinvents themselves to a new purpose.

The 6th event of the Los Angeles festivals in 2019.

6 more festivals to go in LA this year.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

HIGHLIGHTS – DECEMBER 2019 COMEDY Short Film Festival

AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS:
BEST DRAMA FILM: THE PASSPORT
BEST COMEDY FILM: THE GET TOGETHER
BEST PERFORMANCES: APPY DAYS
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: APPY DAYS
BEST MUSIC: A DOG STORY

Theme of night: Identity. Who we are under stress and strange circumstances.

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Videos:

festival posterTHE PASSPORT, 15min., China, Drama/Film Noir festival posterWHAT’S YOUR NUMBER? , 18min., USA, Drama
festival posterSERIAL KILLER SUPERSTAR, 6min., USA, Comedy/Horror festival posterA DOG’S STORY, 7min., USA, Comedy
festival posterAPPY DAYS, 20min, USA, Comedy/Family festival posterTHE GET TOGETHER, 12min., USA, Comedy

The last event for Los Angeles in 2019.

See you at the festivals.

– Matthew Toffolo

1pg. Comedy Short Script: School Reunion, by Allan West

When two old friends meet up at a school reunion, it doesn’t take long for the conversation to go from chatty to catty!

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Regan Brown
Louise: Cassandra Guthrie
Michelle: Vanessa Quagliara

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

1st Scene COMEDY Script Reading: It’s Christmas: Where in the Fucking Fuck is Daryl?, by Sean Kohnen

After accidentally killing someone at a holiday party, a couple in a troubled marriage try to hide the murder from their guests, including the corpse’s cop wife.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Regan Brown
Jean: Julie Sheppard
Gary: Luke Robinson

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

1st Scene COMEDY Screenplay Reading: Weekend Warriors, by Brian McDevitt Jr.

A documentary camera crew records the misadventures of reservist aircraft maintainers in this workplace comedy.

CAST LIST:

PA: Daniel Jones
Narrator: Regan Brown
Virgil: Scott McCullouch
Hart’s Voice: Julie Sheppard

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch