Winning FAN FICTION Short Screenplay Reading: BLACK WIDOW, by Benjamin Jefferson

A beautiful, newly trained KGB officer must complete her final test to prove her loyalty to the state and earn her code name: BLACK WIDOW


Narrator: Allison Kampf
Headmistress/Young Girl (F): Cassandra Guthrie
Ivan (M): Manny Pacheco
Natalia (F): Miriam Capper
Matt (M): Steve Rizzo
Tommy (M): Allan Michael Brunet

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo

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


Short Screenplay Movie: Fallen: A Star Wars Story, by George Deihl Jr.

After the events of the Phantom Menace and the start of the Clone Wars – a valuable lesson of integrity, love and the Force.

Written by George Deihl Jr.

Ilustrations by George Deihl Jr.

Models: Alfredo Diaz, Catherine Rogala, Kevin Russo, Young Liam Neeson

Narrator: Val Cole
Bixel: Geoff Mays
Qui Gane: Esther Teeboo
Jac Pale: Manny Pacheco
Qui Gon: Matt Barnes

Music by John Williams

Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Screenplay Movie Scene: Black Widow: Fugitive, by Brooke Elowe

Narrator: Matt Barnes
Natasha Romanoff – Danielle Nicole
Ava Orlova – Esther Teeboo
Tony Stark – Manny Pacheco
Friday – Val Cole

Visual Design & Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Produced by Matthew Toffolo


Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff is on the run. Branded a fugitive for violating the Sokovia Accords, she must not only avoid the clutches of Secretary Ross, who’s hell-bent on her arrest, but also her greatest enemy: Ivan Petrovich, Natasha’s instructor from her days in the Red Room.

However, it’s not just Natasha who Ivan is after. He’s also looking for Ava Orlova, a young girl Natasha rescued from his clutches nearly 10 years ago on behalf of SHIELD. Forced to reunite, Natasha and Ava set off on a search for answers…answers dangerous enough to compromise them both.

Summary of where we are when the best scene occurs:

It’s the beginning of Act II. Natasha and Ava have just barely escaped a kidnapping attempt from Ivan’s mercenaries. Searching for an explanation as to why their old nemesis is after them, Natasha and Ava enlist the help of Tony Stark to determine the function of the OPUS Technology, a machine Ivan used to run experiments on Ava before Natasha rescued her

The scene takes place in upstate New York at the Avengers Compound (more specifically, in Tony’s lab). Everything is expensive, state-of-the-art, and high-tech.