Category Archives: Free Contest

FREE Event – SHORT Film (Romance & Comedy) Festival. Thur. Sept 7th. LA Regal Cinemas. 7pm

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SPECIAL EVENT: Thursday September 7th. 7pm. Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas. 1000 W Olympic Blvd.

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losangelesfilmfestival.html

1st ACT – Showcase of the best of ROMANCE Short Films.
2nd ACT – Showcase of the best of COMEDY Short Films.

8 multiple award winning short films in total. The best films from around the world in the last year!

Must see festival for fans of either or both films and filmmakers, while maintaining our audience feedback format. This is the festival where the audience is the main character.

Check out the program page and to RSVP your tickets. Or, simply reply to this email and request the # of tickets you require.

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losangelesfilmfestival.html

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

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RSVP FREE LA Best Of SHORTS Film Festival. Thur. June 1st. 7pm. Regal LA LIVE

SPECIAL EVENT: Wednesday June 1st. 7pm. Regal L.A. LIVE Cinemas. 1000 W Olympic Blvd.

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losangelesfilmfestival.html

1st ACT – Showcase of the best of SCI-FI Short Films.
2nd ACT – Showcase of the best of COMEDY Short Films.

9 multiple award winning short films in total. The best films from around the world in the last year!

Must see festival for fans of either or both films and filmmakers, while maintaining our audience feedback format. This is the festival where the audience is the main character.

Check out the program page and to RSVP your tickets. Or, email the festival and request the # of tickets you require at latickets@wildsoundfestival.com

You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night. Or, you can RSVP on the program page and make a donation via paypal or credit card.

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/losangelesfilmfestival.html

Giving you films from all corners of the world in different genres and formats.

FREE POETRY CONTEST – Deadline November 10th

All entries get their POEM shown on this website. AND, you can submit your Poem to be made into a video (guaranteed 1000s of view).

GET YOUR POETRY SEEN. This network averages over 95,000 visitors a day to read your poems. SUBMIT ANYTIME


The RULES are simple:

1. Write a POEM. Send it to this contest for FREE and it will be POSTED on this site guaranteed for 100,000s to see. (you own all rights to this poem and whenever you want it taken down, send us an email).

2. Email your POEM to submission@festivalforpoetry.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format or just cut and paste it into the body of the email.

3. SUBMIT as many poems as you like. (NOTE: One FREE poem per person. If you like to submit multiple poems, please let us know and we’ll give you price quote.)

4. Let us know what GENRE each of your submitted poems falls under. (as many genres as you want). Angry, Cocky, Dark, Death, Family, Fear, Friendship, Funeral, Funny, Hope, Hurt, Inspirational, Kids, Life, Long, Love, Motivational, Painful, Personality, Philosophical, Political, Pressure, Redemption, Relationships, Religion, Revenge, Rhyme, Romantic, Sad, Sexy, Society, Work. OR YOU NAME YOUR OWN GENRE!!

OR, PAY THE $25 SUBMISSION FEE AND WE’LL DO A POETRY READING PERFORMED BY A PROFESSIONAL ACTOR (guaranteed 1000s of views online)

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OR, PAY THE $400 SUBMISSION FEE AND WE’LL TURN YOUR POEM INTO A MOVIE! (guaranteed 10,000s of views online)

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WATCH POETRY READINGS (see what we can do when you submit):WATCH POETRY MOVIES (see what we can do when you submit):

There is no festival like this!

Mainly what this contest does is give exposure to the writer. They will be able to obtain a solid agent, plus get notice by producers looking for writers like yourself. NOTE: The writer will always own 100% rights to their poem. The only thing we do is help the writer gain exposure by having their story showcased at our festival and on this website.

Deadline August 20th – FREE Twitter Short Story Contest

FREE – TWITTER VERY SHORT STORY FESTIVAL
Submit your 140 character story and have it performed.
Deadline August 20th

SUBMIT HERE:

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/140_characters.html

Submit for FREE to the Twitter-sized very short story festival.

Read the March 2016 winners

Get your story performed by a professional actor and made into a YouTube movie for 1000s to see.


Example of a 140 character very Short Story:

Mark’s foot had swollen to twice it’s normal size. His health insurance company was sympathetic, they sent him larger shoes.


See examples of acting performing stories on the right.

The Rules are simple:

1. Write a 140 character short story. Please also give a title for your story.

2. Email your 140 Character Story in the text in the email to:
140characters@wildsoundfestival.com

3. We will pick you as a winner/non-winner right away and have it performed and made into a video within 4 weeks of submitting.

4. Stories MUST be 140 characters or less. (Title Not Included)

5. Submission is free, but if you like to donate to the festival (and actors performance), please send us a donation via Paypal or Credit Card here (suggestion $1 – $10)

Watch over 100 Past Winners:

Deadline Today: FREE – TWITTER VERY SHORT STORY FESTIVAL

Submit for FREE to the Twitter-sized very short story festival.

SUBMIT for FREE Here

Get your story performed by a professional actor and made into a YouTube movie for 1000s to see.


Example of a 140 character very Short Story:

Mark’s foot had swollen to twice it’s normal size. His health insurance company was sympathetic, they sent him larger shoes.


See examples of acting performing stories on the right.

The Rules are simple:

1. Write a 140 character short story. Please also give a title for your story.

2. Email your 140 Character Story in the text in the email to:
140characters@wildsoundfestival.com

3. We will pick you as a winner/non-winner right away and have it performed and made into a video within 4 weeks of submitting.

4. Stories MUST be 140 characters or less. (Title Not Included)

5. Submission is free, but if you like to donate to the festival (and actors performance), please send us a donation via Paypal or Credit Card via the submission page.

Read the April 2016 winners

Watch Recent Winners:

FREE LOGLINE SUBMISSIONS – Submit your story and showcase it on this network.

Submit your LOGLINE for FREE to this network.

A great way to increase your presence and get your story out to the world. This network averages over 90,000 unique visitors a day. Your logline will receive their own individual page, and linked from the various outlets on this network where many producers and agents venture. Then we will send you an email when someone is interested and you can go from there.

We will also promote your logline on our Social Network and make sure 100s of people see it right away when it’s up.


Send your logline with the relevant information:

Title of Story:

Written by:

Logline: (see below for examples on writing the best logline)

Genre: (choose one of up to five genres) Action, Adventure, Animation, Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Horror, Musical, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Sports, Thriller, War, Western (or, choose your own genre)

Type: Short Screenplay, Feature Screenplay, Mini-Series Script, TV pilot, Short Story, Essay, Novel, Play

WGA Registration Number: (if applicable)

Email your LOGLINE to:
loglines@wildsoundfestival.com

In the body in the email please add your logline information. The first logline is FREE. If you like to submit more than one logline, email us and we’ll come up with a fair arrangement.


OR, if you like us to do a video of your logline, we’ll peform it using a professional actor and promote it online on our site and popularYouTube channel. We promise that it will garner 1000s of unique hits.

 

Pay the $25 administration fee via paypal or credit card


NOTE: If you submit your script to any of the screenplay contests, you receive another free logline page on this site.

LOGLINE BASICS

Brevity is an absolute necessity of creating a good logline. You should go through many drafts to make sure every adjective is the most perfect and evocative and above all accurate. Get out your thesaurus find the best words for the job. You can’t afford a single extra character.

Choose your focus carefully. You need to pinpoint the most important through-line of your story. What you pick must be dynamic: you need to describe action, conflict, challenge.

The easiest way to phrase your logline is to state the genre, an attribute of the main character, and what the character needs to achieve to meet a challenge. Of course, you may see your script as a slice of life or a series of vignettes or something else that doesn’t lend itself to a clear statement in this form, but attempt it.

For example:

“The Last Thing She Did” is a romantic comedy in which a ditsy writer struggles to overcome her reliance on a dead friend’s advice in order to meet a deadline.

Try to avoid generalities. You want to nail what makes your script unique, so don’t waste your time comparing it to previously made films. Save that for your marketing pitch.

Your logline doesn’t need to tell the ending of the story. It just needs to impel a producer or reader to make the effort to open it up. Show you have an interesting and unusual protagonist who must meet an unusual and interesting challenge, and you’re already ahead of the game.

So you say your script doesn’t fit into an easy category of genre or have a single or readily defined hero or heroine. That may be the way you think of your story, but another reader might have a different impression. Try describing the action of your script to a friend and see what shakes loose. It’s fine to know you’re written a masterwork that defies description, but you won’t have much luck getting it made unless you can find SOME way to explain it.

A Word about Plot and Character Vs Theme

 

The best loglines focus on character with an emphasis on the major conflict or challenge that forms the central arc of the plot. It’s good to include whatever details make your story the most unique: an unusual setting or antagonist for example.

You may be tempted to make your logline about the script’s theme instead but I recommend against this. Producers are interested in the practical matters of who, what, where, when and why. They are less interested in your philosophy on the nature of life or the specific demon that drives your hero’s quest.

In my opinion, the easiest way to write a good logline is in the form of:

[Film Title] is a [genre] IN WHICH a [protagonist] struggles to [challenge to overcome].

Problematic loglines often use passive language and the word about, which can find you expressing your intentions instead of the action. Something you want to avoid at any cost is a logline that focuses on how you intend the viewer to feel instead of what they’re going to see.

For example (don’t do):

“The Last Thing She Did” is a transcendent human comedy about the way we connect through laughter and memories.

Nice, but it doesn’t tell us a single thing about the script. We don’t know who the characters are, what it’s about, where it’s set, and we’re vague on the genre. When you use a logline, remember you are pitching your story to practical people who want to know if they can make your script into a film that they can sell. Save your beautiful writing for your dialogue, and your writer’s commentary

Deadline January 10th: FREE Twitter Short Story Festival

FREE – TWITTER SHORT STORY FESTIVAL
Submit your 140 character story and have it performed by a professional actor
Deadline January 10th

http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/140_characters.html

Watch the Previous 50 Winning Stories turned into a MOVIE:

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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 TODAY 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