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