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DIVERSITY Festival Testimonial – January 14 2019

Screenwriter P.J. Palmer (NORTH STAR)

When I first read about this festival, my initial reaction was “why have I not heard of this before?!” I felt happy that there was a festival dedicated to Diversity – and that the festival also did table readings. Which is something I really love. The feedback was very encouraging. Which, as a writer who spends most of the time writing alone, was very much appreciated.

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While struggling to keep his marriage intact, a rural rancher makes hard sacrifices to survive an ongoing crisis.

CAST LIST:

News Anchor: Jarrod Terrill
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
James: Kirk Gordon
Erin: Gauri Prasad

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WILDsound Festival Testimonial – January 9 2019

I am so grateful for your festival and that you chose my script as a winner – one of the results when I first announced that I had won this festival was that a producer in Calgary reached out… long story short – we are going into production in the spring!!! This was a direct result of this contest win.

– P.J. Palmer

 

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FEEDBACK Film and Writing Festival.
At least six events a month! Daily deadlines to submit.

Upcoming Festival Deadlines

SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your FEATURE Script
TV CONTESTSUBMIT your TV PILOT or TV SPEC Script
FILM CONTESTSUBMIT your SHORT Film
SCREENPLAY CONTESTSUBMIT your FIRST Scene Screenplay

Watch Recent Winning Readings

DECEMBER 2018 SCREENPLAYS – 37 IN TOTAL!

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STORYFEATURE Screenplay: WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST by Tara C. Hall
December 2018

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: THE MEMPHIS MAFIA by Jason B. Williams
December 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: THE GOLDBERGS by Elizabeth Shum
December 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: GIRLS by Anna Milun Walsh
December 2018

STORYFAN FICTION Screenplay: (Superman) UP AND AWAY by Jessi Thind
December 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: SQUAD by Louric Rankine
December 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: WATERLOO by Chuck Griffith
December 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: RUN RUN RUN: THE LIVES OF ABBIE HOFFMAN by Michael J. Shapiro
December 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: MIND FORCE by James Zeankowski
December 2018

STORYACTION TV BEST Screenplay: EXPATRIATES by Frank Baruch
December 2018

STORYLGBT SHORT Screenplay: CAIROS by Zach Paul Brown
December 2018

STORY1pg. SHORT Screenplay: THE CLICHE by Eileen Wilson
December 2018

STORYANIMATION SHORT Screenplay: A STITCH IN TIME by Rita Pomade
December 2018

STORYTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay: STATESIDE by Matthew Bernal
December 2018

STORYTHRILLER SHORT Screenplay: JIMMY by Michael Aliotti
December 2018

STORYDIVERSITY SHORT Screenplay: NORTH STAR by PJ Palmer
December 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: BINGO: THE LAST TRUE BLOOD SPORT by Joe Starzyk
December 2018

STORYDRAMA SHORT Screenplay: NOW YOU SEE ME by Kevin W. Brooks
December 2018

STORYTV 1st Scene Screenplay: CASE UNSOLVED by CJ Arellano
December 2018

STORYACTION 1st Scene Screenplay: BACKWATER by Daniel Katz
December 2018

STORYROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay: AND THEN THIS HAPPENED by Steve Feld
December 2018

STORYFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay: ALICE THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE by Helen Marsh
December 2018

STORYDRAMA 1st Scene Screenplay: LOST MEMORIES by Bernard Riedhammer
December 2018

STORYLGBT BEST scene Screenplay: VIN & JILL by Gracious Vallarious
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: THE NIGHT WITCHES by Steven Prowse
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: HOMEFRONT by Alexander Stathis
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: THIS OLD HOUSE by Cody Baron
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: THE WAITING ROOM by Joel Stern
December 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST scene Screenplay: SALACIOUS by Mona Fuller
December 2018

STORYDRAMA BEST scene Screenplay: RUN N GUN by Erik V. Wolter
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: JONNY QUEST by Alan Rosenfeld
December 2018

STORYFAMILY BEST scene Screenplay: FAMILY TREE by Andrea N. Carr
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BROTHER PROOF by Michael Geoffrey
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BOUDOIR CELL by Mark Curtis Dunn
December 2018

STORYBEST scene Screenplay: BROOKLYN WALLS by Kevin W. Brooks
December 2018

NOVEMBER 2018 SCREENPLAYS – 37 IN TOTAL!


STORYWINNING FEATURE FILM: FEAR by Peter Jang
November 2018

STORYWINNING TV PILOT: Confessions of an Apotemnophile: I Think I Am by Connie Wilson & Dan Decker
November 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE: PAX GRAVITATE by Paul R. Price
November 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE: PANDORA by Karen Matthews
November 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE: The Dead Ringer by Suzanne Lutus
November 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE: Fountain Grand Freelancers by Richard Mueller
November 2018

STORYDIVERSITY 1st Scene Reading: INHERIT-LY GAY by Michael Preston
November 2018

STORY1st Scene Reading: WHITTAKER ALGER AND DICK by Stephen Witty
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: SUPERFAN by Harry Greenberger
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: THE FRANCHISE by James Grayford
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: PUNCTURED by Shari Hamrick Grewal
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: TIMMY COOKE: A CANNIBAL LOVE STORY by Aaron Barrocas
November 2018

STORYFAN FICTION 1st Scene Reading: KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY by Paul Watkins
November 2018

STORYTHRILLER 1st Scene Reading: THE GIRL IN THE WELL by Richard Webb
November 2018

STORYWINNING SHORT SCREENPLAY: OF THE SEA by Marc Gatschner
November 2018

STORYACTION BEST SCENE: Cadence of the Battle Cry by Brandon Gillum
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE: 55 and UP by Joey Rinaldi
November 2018

STORYCRIME BEST SCENE: MEAT by Chma Idigo
November 2018

STORYDRAMA BEST SCENE: Incredible Life of Joey Coletta by Michael De Sapio
November 2018

STORYDRAMA BEST SCENE: Mile High Room by Anthony Cicchelli
November 2018

STORYFEMALE FESTIVAL BEST SCENE: OUT COLD by Tracy Scarlato
November 2018

STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE: Star Whores and the Impotence Ray by Joel Karlinsky
November 2018

STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE: A Brief World on Hypersleep Studies by Chiliagon
November 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE: Girl in the Navy Blue Sweater by Laura Carrione
November 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE: Star Like Mercury by Ryan Davenport
November 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE: Lightkeepers by Michael Head
November 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE: The Cultists by John Renney
November 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE: Ella Witnessing by Rodgers Wilson
November 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE: Christmas Past and Present by Michael Zielinski
November 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE: Wild Honeysuckle by Ronald E. Vigil
November 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE: Helen of Troy by Mary Ann Rotondi
November 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE: The Writer by Pascal Adam
November 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE: Mad Dash by William J. Leonard
November 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE: Falling in October by Jeanne Dukes
November 2018

STORYBEST SCENE: The Mercy of Faith by Samuel Taylor
November 2018

STORYBEST SCENE: Mythatania by Nicholas Julius
November 2018

STORYBEST SCENE: Serial School by Paul Pastore
November 2018

OCTOBER 2018 SCREENPLAYS – 32 IN TOTAL!

STORYFEATURE Screenplay: THE NEW SCHOOL by Evan R. Schullery
October 2018

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRIST SERVICE by Holly Scarabosio
October 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE GRAND JURY by Suzanne Lutus
October 2018

STORYLGBT 1ST SCENE Screenplay: FLUIDITY by Taylor Carter
October 2018

STORYACTION 1ST SCENE Screenplay: SAVIOR by Tim Molloy
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI 1ST SCENE Screenplay: CHASING MONSTERS by Daniel Katz
October 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: SHOOTING by Isaac Sweeney
October 2018

STORY1PG. SHORT Screenplay: LEXY WOOS AMBER by Matt Schutt
October 2018

STORYSHORT Screenplay: DON JOHNS DISAPPOINTED MAN by M.V Montgomery
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI SHORT Screenplay: THE DANCE OF THE DESERT by Colleen Asbury
October 2018

STORY1PG. SHORT Screenplay: FIGHT CLUB REBUTTAL by Matt Schutt
October 2018

STORYFAN FICTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOUSE OF LIVING NIGHTMARES by Michael Meade
October 2018

STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: WHERE KOMAINU CRY by Frank Baruch
October 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE MASSES by Toni Nagy
October 2018

STORYCRIME/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: SAMANTHA RUTLEDGE PIE by Iannis Aliferis
October 2018

STORYSCI-FI BEST SCENE Screenplay: SPACE FISH by Hank Biro & Kai Clark
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: BARACK OBAMA REMEMBERS A YOUNG POET by James Fitzmaurice
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER/ROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: WIGGLE ROOM by Richard Geiwitz
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER/CRIME BEST SCENE Screenplay: KILLING MOSES by Ricardo Fleshman
October 2018

STORYMURDER MYSTERY BEST SCENE Screenplay: NEXT BATTER UP by David Goldstein
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: LONG WAY TO NEVERLAND by Calvin MJ Smith
October 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: HOW DID WE GET HERE by Travis Darkow & Christ Isaacson
October 2018

STORYTV BEST SCENE Screenplay: 2020 AD by Mike W. Rogers
October 2018

STORYROMANCE BEST SCENE Screenplay: COFFEE IN SOUTHTOWN by JJH
October 2018

STORYFAMILY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MOVING ON by Sheila Warren
October 2018

STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: HELL ON EARTH by Daniel Cook
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VANISHED by Bill Bradshaw
October 2018

STORYHORROR BEST SCENE Screenplay: MONOCHROME by Chloe J. Hightower
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: GERALDINE HALL by Debasree Banerjee
October 2018

STORYDRAMA BEST SCENE Screenplay: SILENT NOTES by Dawn Brown
October 2018

STORYHORROR/THRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: PRESERVATION by David Kline
October 2018

STORYBEST SCENE Screenplay: REVIVED by Richard M. Kjeldgaard
October 2018

WILDsound Festival Testimonial – October 24 2018

 

 Screenwriter Sheila Warren (MOVING ON)

I read the reviews and they were very positive. This was the first festival I sent this script to and I was very encouraged by the feedback. It identified pacing, story and character elements that worked well and the areas that needed revision. The feedback was encouraging and constructive. It helped me reach greater story depth in my latest draft.
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It’s 1970, when feminism and civil action confront traditional, conservative values. When tragedy strikes Anne’s family, she finds the times are not as progressive as she believed.

CAST LIST:

Anne: Mandy May Cheetham
Narrator: Sean Ballantyne
Mitch: Adrian Currie
Alan: Liam Kinahan

SEPTEMBER 2018 WINNING STORIES, SCREENPLAYS AND FILMS

49 screenplays. 37 short films. 3 novels & short stories = 89 winning videos.

festival posterTHE COLOR OF ME, 19min., USA, Drama/Romance

festival posterAMERICAN BOY, 9min., USA, Drama

festival posterDISCLOSURE, 9min., USA, Drama/Crime

festival posterLOOK, 10min., USA, Comedy

festival posterLOVE LEX, 7min., Australia, Comedy

festival posterWEIRD SHIT, 3min., USA, Comedy

festival posterBANANAS, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterGET HOME SAFE, 7min., USA, Comedy

festival posterBEHIND CLOSED DOORS, 5min., USA, Comedy

festival posterEVE – INFINI DES FORMES, 13min., USA, Experimental

festival posterPLUS MINUS, 1min., Germany, Music Video

festival posterLOCOMOTIVE 8 – ENCORE, 3min., Canada, Experimental

festival posterCOLLIDE – I AM FOUND, 4min., Australia, Music Video

festival posterVACUUM, 5min, Switzerland, Dance

festival posterPEREGRINO – “O’DEATH”, 4min., Spain, Music Video

festival posterSCANDAL, 4min., Reunion, Experimental/Animation

festival posterMIRRORS, 3min., Germany, Music Video

festival posterGROUND FINE, 4min., USA, Dance

festival posterMARMO, 7min., USA, Experimental

festival posterCLOUD COVER, 5min., Canada, Music Video

festival posterSOLA, 3min., Australia, Experimental

festival posterARE YOU HOLDING ME, OR AM I HOLDING MYSELF?, 12min, LGBT/Experimental

festival posterWHALES, 20min, USA, Drama

festival posterDNA OF WILD BEASTS, 18min., France, Drama/Comedy

festival posterALL THAT REMAINS, 4min., Egypt, Drama/Experimental

festival posterCUBICLE, 3min., USA, Drama/Comedy

festival posterHALLOWSTIDE, 4min., Animation/Experimental

festival posterNOVAA – MELODY OF NEED, 3min., Germany Animation/Music Video

festival posterBUT…SOMETIMES, 5min., UK, Experimental/Drama

festival posterSUSHI MAN, 3min., USA, Animation/Romance

festival posterSTAR WARS: DRESCA, 7min., USA, Fan Fiction/Sci-Fi

festival posterSTRANGER THINGS: THE STORY OF HENRY AND DALE, 6min., USA, Fan Fiction/Crime

festival posterBATMAN: INJUSTICE FOR ALL, 20min., USA, Fan Fiction/Horror

festival posterTHE PASSING, 10min., India, Sci-Fi

festival posterTESTS 8: DISAPPEARED, 2min., Russia, Sci-Fi

festival posterSO.CI3.TY, 27min., Martinique, Sci-Fi

festival posterBETWEEN THE PARALLEL, 6min., New Zealand, Sci-Fi

STORYHORROR FEATURE Screenplay: THE BLIGHT by Jerron Spencer & Jeffrey Stackhouse
September 2018

STORYTV PILOT Screenplay: SOL by James FOx
September 2018

STORYTV SPEC Screenplay: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT by Anna Hotter & Michael Rodriguez
September 2018

STORYTV 1st Scene Screenplay: JILLIAN AND THE SHARKS by Josephine Perry
September 2018

STORY Short Screenplay: PURGATORY: A LOVE STORY by Alice L. Lee
September 2018

STORYLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: OFF SCRIPT by Tamar Palmer
September 2018

STORYLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: SIGHT UNSEEN by Nicholas Downs & Susan Mac Nicol
September 2018

STORYSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: JUBILATION by Meghan Fitzmartin
September 2018

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE ILLUMINATI BELLADONNA by Caitlin Carter
September 2018

STORYLA BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE TATTOOED BLONDE by Paul Sargia
September 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: ON THE VERGE by Rita Martinos
September 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: TREED by Staci Greason
September 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: SANDS OF THE MIRAGE by Aissa Martell
September 2018

STORYFEMALE BEST SCENE Screenplay: REMEMBER KENT STATE by Cicely Wynne
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: CATATONIC CHRISTMAS by Mike Hoberg
September 2018

STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: HERO OF HEROES by Rodrigo Juatco
September 2018

STORYACTION BEST SCENE Screenplay: ANAHNA by Fritz Mueller
September 2018

STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WILD WILD WASTELAND by Zander James
September 2018

STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE VENUS SYNDROME by Lynn Vincentnathan
September 2018

STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: XIGHTFALL by Julian Blondell
September 2018

STORYFANTASY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MAJOR TOM AND THE ALIEN GIRL by Mirka Kettunen
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: WHEN TRUTH COMES OUT by Lissette Camacho
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: PLANS FOR THE HOLIDAYS by Terry Connell
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: MARRED by Dallas Rico
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: MY GIRL by Judy Klingoffer
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: SIMON SIMONE by Ross Munro
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: SOMEWHERE BETWEEN LOVE AND JUSTICE by S.W. Andersen
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: KINKY GRACE by Mitchelle P. Ganem
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: LITTLE EARTHQUAKES by Todd Bird
September 2018

STORYLGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: JILLIAN’S PEAK by Charzette Torrence & Danielle Johnson
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: COMPLETE AND UNCOMPROMISED by Johna Walsh
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: DEAR TOM HARDY I LOVE YOU by Waide Riddle
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: CLOUDY SKIES OF CONNECTICUT by Lissette Camacho
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: ADULTHOOD by Sam Morgan MacNeil
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: CAKE by Christianne Charles
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: TAKE ME TO EUROHEAVEN by Fatih Melek
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE UNVARNISHED TALES OF THE GREEN FAIRY by Jacob Cullen
September 2018

STORY LGBT BEST SCENE Screenplay: ACCEPTANCE IS by Belle Angel
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TO HELL AND BACK by Agnese Pagliarani
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WELCOME TO PRUITVILLE by Tom Mason
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: WOLFPACK FENCERS by Adam Lapallo
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: CORNFIELDS by Fernely Durand
September 2018

STORY BEST SCENE Screenplay: BROWN DOG by Andrew Ward
September 2018

STORYCOMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MAE DAY by Ashley Rubay & Annick Blomdahl
September 2018

STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: TUGNETT: A LOVE SUPREME by Nate Yacos
September 2018

STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: MADNESS by Cory Huizar
September 2018

STORY COMEDY BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE WORDSMITH by Matthew Holy
September 2018

STORYTHRILLER BEST SCENE Screenplay: THE PLAYLISTS by Michael Kotsiros
September 2018

STORYNOVEL MOVIE: FIRST CONTACT by James Jackson
September 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: FORTRESS OF DECEIT by John Dzakovic
September 2018

STORYNovel Transcript: TORN BETWEEN by Stacey Lynn Patterson
September 2018