Short Screenplay Festival Review

WILDsound Short Screenplay Festival Review

Robert Ward’s short screenplay reading of his script FINAL JOB. A thriller with a twist with an excellent performance by the actors. Watch NOW. As of this writing it’s been viewed over 1400 times:

Comments from the writer:

“I have entered many contests over the past seven years. I was very impressed with the customer service at Wildsound. I had a question regarding my entry this year and I was contacted back immediately. I like that in a contest. Also, I was given feedback from Wildsound on my script and what I received was extremely helpful and detail oriented and it assisted me greatly in crafting my rewrite. The feedback from Wildsound strengthened my script to the point where it’s placing better in other contests as well.”

Submit your own Short Screenplay to the Festival:
http://www.wildsound.ca/shortscriptcontest.html

Read Interview with Robert Ward on the MovieBytes website:
http://www.moviebytes.com/ContestDetail.cfm?tab=tab4&InterviewID=698&ContestNumber=2100

Transcripts from interview:

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: I had read good things about Wildsound in the past. The reading of winning screenplays was very attractive to me because it’s one of the best ways to hear where your script stands with respect to pacing, dialogue, narrative, scenes, the works. I also liked that the contest accepts numerous categories for judging.

After winning, in less than two weeks for that matter, I’m reaping some nice rewards from Wildsound. They are clearly interested in helping winners gain career traction and exposure. The reading of THE FINAL JOB was videotaped and placed on youtube, Facebook, the contest website, and I’ve even seen it on a couple of other offshoot websites. I’m so pleased to see my script with almost 1,100 views already.

Then just yesterday, Matthew Toffolo called me to conduct a podcast interview, something that will also be posted on the Internet.

So, you could say, you get a tremendous bang for the buck at Wildsound. I’m excited to get so much exposure of my work.

I also entered my short in other contests. THE FINAL JOB was a semifinalist at Shriekfest Horror Film Festival and an Official Finalist at Brownfish Short Film Festival NYC.

Q: Were you satisfied with the administration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Without a doubt, I think the administration of the Wildsound contest is one of the best I’ve seen so far in many years of entering contests. Not because I won their contest, which is way too easy and cheesy of an accolade to heave upon them, but because of Wildsound’s conscientious and dutiful actions after I entered.

As any contest participant knows, if you do contests long enough you’ll need to contact a contest with a question concerning your entry, payment, whatever. A lot of contests that I’ve been involved with actually forget this aspect of their contest… timely responses to a participant’s questions. Screenwriters are innately stressful people. Most creative types are. And we want to hear back from a contest ASAP if we have a question. A couple contests I never heard back from if you can believe it. Matthew Toffolo at Wildsound replied to most of my emails within hours if not a few minutes. He’s right up there with the best of them, such as the hardworking Greg Beal at Nicholl.

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4 thoughts on “Short Screenplay Festival Review

  1. Great website you have on new literary works….especially screenplays!!!!!!!!!! The outlet is sorely needed!!! Thanks for the “Follow” on my website, excuseusforliving.com …….now Following YOU! Phil

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