Category Archives: First Scene Screenplay

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:
January 2016 Winners

Watch the February 2016 1st Scene Winners:
Watch the February 2016 1st Scene Script Winners:

Watch the March 2016 1st Scene Winners:
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.