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Submit to the First Scene/Short Screenplay Festival

I’d never seen a contest that took only the first moment of a screenplay. The first moments can make or break a script in any competition, but I like that WILDsound looks at the opening on its own. Positive feedback on an unfinished piece can truly motivate a writer to push through to the end.
– LOVELESS by Chris Courtney Martin

At least 2-5 winners every single month. Get your screenplay performed by professional actors. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

Submit via FilmFreeway. Deadline Today:

Watch the recent 1st scene screenplay winning readings:

In the first 10 pages the writer needs to let the reader know in general terms what the story is about, and what is at stake. Plus, set the tone of what world and genre the writer has created, while also introducing the main characters. All the while you need to engage and entertain the reader.

The contest was created because this is an industry where agents/producers and their team are so busy and are reading so many scripts that if you do not grab them right away then they will put down the script and move onto another one. So you have to capture their attention when you’re writing on spec.

SHORT SCRIPT CONTEST

FULL FEEDBACK on your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Filmmakers, Production Heads and Script Consultants. Get your script performed by professional actors at the Writing Festival.

SAVE $10 TODAY and SUBMIT your Short Screenplay to our festival.

Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation

NEW OPTION for FILMMAKERS: Submit your under 10 minute film and get it shown at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Garner and audience feedback video of your film.

Watch the January 2016 1st Scene Winners:
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Watch the March 2016 1st Scene Script Winners

1st Scene Screenplay Festival Announces its April 2016 Winners

Watch the April 2016 1st Scene Script Winners performed by professional actors:

The Wedding Thief
Written by Brett Bacon

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LATeghWQnvw

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
JOEY – Michael Lake
LORENZO – Noah Casey
DOM – Dennis Barham

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy, Crime

A professional thief pilfers money from the super-rich at weddings until he is caught stealing from the Italian mob and then is forced to take a priceless work of art from the Russian mob or die trying.

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Man Seeking Monkey
Written by Steve Mikals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5dR8Mefk8E

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
MITCHELL – Michael Lake
DET. STRUMMER – Noah Casey
ARTHUR – Kiran Friesen
ARTHUR – Dennis Barham

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

Aided by their human friends, chimpanzees with typewriters try to climb the Evolutionary ladder.

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Monster Beneath The Ice
Written by Jerry Kokich

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdCMo2o510k

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
VLADIMIR – Noah Casey
EVGENY – Michael Lake
PILOT – Dennis Barham

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

A good, old fashioned “B” picture for your first scene enjoyment.

EVGENY and VLADIMIR discuss when the supply plane will arrive. Outside, Evgeny is almost knocked down by a moving ridge in the ice, but Vladimir saves him. The ridge destroys shacks and machinery, and the incoming plane just manages to rescue them.

March 20 2016 Writing Festival Event

This week’s screenplay festival is a showcase of the best of 1st Scene Screenplays, TV Sitcom Pilots, and a classic Twilight Zone Fan Fiction screenplay.

Here are the details of the works that will be performed.

#1 – 1st Scene Script – Monster Beneath The Ice

Written by Jerry Kokich

Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

Synopsis: A good, old fashioned “B” picture for your first scene enjoyment.

EVGENY and VLADIMIR discuss when the supply plane will arrive. Outside, Evgeny is almost knocked down by a moving ridge in the ice, but Vladimir saves him. The ridge destroys shacks and machinery, and the incoming plane just manages to rescue them.

#2 – 1st Scene Script – The Wedding Thief

Written by Brett Bacon

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Synopsis:  A professional thief pilfers money from the super-rich at weddings until he is caught stealing from the Italian mob and then is forced to take a priceless work of art from the Russian mob or die trying.

#3 – 1st Scene Script – Man Seeking Money

Written by Steve Mikals

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: Aided by their human friends, chimpanzees with typewriters try to climb the Evolutionary ladder.

 #4 – Short Screenplay – Gary’s Girls

Written by Mckenzie Trent

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Synopsis: A young woman with too many bumps in the road is in the process of giving up on life when an unlikely source, her dad’s new girlfriend and her former high school resident mean girl, pushes her out of her comfort zone.

#5 – Fan Fiction – Twilight Zone “Punchline”

Written by Jaime Medina

Genre: Mystery, Thriller

Synopsis: A failed comedian makes a deal with the Devil to switch places with the Vegas star who stole his act!

#6 – TV Sitcom Pilot – MAILROOMIES

Written by Jacques Edeline

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: Pilot about a young man (Charlie) who starts at the bottom of the food chain in the Hollywood industry.

#7 – TV Sitcom Pilot – MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Written by Jamie Pierce

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Synopsis: A gay couple deals with two life-changing events on Mother’s Day.

 

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

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Also, Free logline submissions. The Writing Festival network averages over 95,000 unique visitors a day.
Great way to get your story out: http://www.wildsound.ca/logline.html
Deadlines to Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

 

 

 

 

 

Deadline March 5th: FIRST SCENE SCREENPLAY CONTEST

The communication, organization and feedback these guys offer are fantastic and scriptwriters of all disciplines and experience should be jumping at the service WILDsound provides. The best thing about it is they are as enthusiastic as you about your work. Thank you to everyone involved with WILDsound.
– Grant Reid, 1st Scene Submission

FULL FEEDBACK on your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Production Heads and Script Consultants.

Are you just starting off your screenplay and want immediate feedback on your first scenes/first moments of your script?

SUBMIT your 1st Scene Screenplay Today

Send your first scene (or first moments – 10pg. limit) and get feedback. Winners (at least 40 a year) get their first scene read at the MONTHLY WILDsound Screenplay Festival (see video on right for example of what you’ll get when you win).

Great way to promote your script!

Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation. Looking for screenplays from all over the world.

Send your first scene (or first moments – 10pg. limit) and get feedback. Winners (at least 40 a year) get their first scene read at the MONTHLY WILDsound Screenplay Festival (see video on right for example of what you’ll get when you win).

Great way to promote your script!

Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation. Looking for screenplays from all over the world.

Watch Recent 1st Scene Screenplay Winners

Deadline Feb. 5th – First Scene Screenplay Festival

FIRST SCENE SCREENPLAY CONTEST

New Years Special Deadline February 5th. Submit and get your first 10 pages performed!

Go to: http://firstscenescreenplay.com/ and submit

Watch over 50 1st Scene Screenplay Festival Winners:

FULL FEEDBACK on your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Production Heads and Script Consultants.

Are you just starting off your screenplay and want immediate feedback on your first scenes/first moments of your script?

Send your first scene (or first moments – 10pg. limit) and get feedback. Winners (at least 40 a year) get their first scene read at the MONTHLY WILDsound Screenplay Festival (see video on right for example of what you’ll get when you win).

Great way to promote your script!

Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation. Looking for screenplays

Go to: http://firstscenescreenplay.com/ and submit

WILDsound Names January 2016 1st Scene Winners

Watch the 2 winning 1st scene screenplay readings performed by professional actors.

Submit your First Scene Screenplay to the Festival: http://firstscenescreenplay.com/

#1 – GUNNISON, by Daniel Duane
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gunnison.html

Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Supernatural

SYNOPSIS:

A sniper who hunts an Air Force colonel for humiliating her on a botched cover up discovers he’s masterminding one himself when a man hunt for two gunman leads to the capture of an extraterrestrial pilot being held prisoner.

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Peter Nelson
MYERS – Katelyn Vanier
HENDRICKS – Dan Cristofori
DOCTOR – Lorne Hiro
MULLIN – Geoff Mays
MOTHER – Holly Sarchfield

#2 – PURGATORY, by Alex A. Kecskes
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/purgatory.html

Genres: Crime, Fantasy

SYNOPSIS:

Two small time ex-cons run into two angels on probation who must save their souls or be dammed forever.

CAST LIST:
NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield
DAVE – Geoff Mays
JEFF – Dan Cristofori

January 3 2016: Writing Festival Details

The writing festival will be presenting 2 1st Scene Screenplays, 2 Short Screenplays, and a Feature Screenplay at the upcoming January 3 2016 event.

Here are the details of the winning scripts we’ll be performing:

#1 – CRIME EXTRAORDINAIRE – Feature Script Reading
by Howard Fridkin

Genres: Action, Adventure, Thriller, Crime

SYNOPSIS:

For the ultimate revenge, an internationally renowned mystery writer uses his latest novel as a blueprint to steal the Eiffel Tower.

#2 – PURGATORY – 1st Scene Reading
by Alex A. Kecskes

Genres: Crime, Fantasy

SYNOPSIS:

Two small time ex-cons run into two angels on probation who must save their souls or be dammed forever.

#3 – GUNNISON – 1st Scene Reading
by Daniel Duane

Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Supernatural

SYNOPSIS:

A sniper who hunts an Air Force colonel for humiliating her on a botched cover up discovers he’s masterminding one himself when a man hunt for two gunman leads to the capture of an extraterrestrial pilot being held prisoner.

#4 – US NAVY CINE-KODAK – Short Screenplay Reading
by Stephen M. Hunt

Genres: War, Thriller, Drama

SYNOPSIS:

France, 1941; an American undercover war correspondent is overwhelmed by an old woman’s unique and unbelievable response to local, Nazi atrocities.

#5 – THE NEW NEIGHBORS – Short Screenplay Reading
by L. Filippo Santaniello

Genres: Horror, Thriller

SYNOPSIS:

Three friends are screening and selecting short films for a low budget horror film festival when the babysitter from the floor below rings the bell. Something bad has happened and she needs help.

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Deadlines to Submit your Screenplay, Novel, Story, or Poem to the festival: http://www.wildsound.ca

Watch recent Writing Festival Videos. At least 15 winning videos a month: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com