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Winning Short Screenplay: Heretics, by Adon Blake

After their village is massacred, a peasant family escapes into the woods in a desperate attempt to survive the second wave.

CAST LIST:
NARRATION – SEAN BALLANTYNE
Fabek – 15 – GENE ABELA
Alka – 53 – DIANA FRANZ
Sylwester – 11 – THOMAS FOURMIER
Elderly Woman – JULIE C. SHEPPARD
Young Woman – SARAH DESOUZA-COELHO

Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Festival Moderators: Matthew Toffolo, Rachel Elder

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editors: Kimberly Villarruel, Ryan Haines, John Johnson

Festival Directors: Rachel Elder, Natasha Levy

Camera Operators: Ryan Haines, Temitope Akinterinwa, Efren Zapata, Zack Arch

SHORT Best Scene Script Reading of GILGO, by Anthony M. Dionisio

Best scene VOICE OVER reading for the short film production.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Fiona Mongillo
Regret – Vanessa Quagliara
Scared – Trevor Marlatt
Dismayed – Peter Nelson
Mad – Julie C. Sheppard

Get to know the writer: 

Horror Short Story: THE APPLE-HOWLER, by William J. Grabowski

Title: THE APPLE-HOWLER 

Written by: William J. Grabowski

Type: SHORT STORY

Genre: Horror

Logline: A dying widower’s obsessive ritual, interrupted by two thugs, unleashes a vicious force conjured either from guilt–or the earth itself…..

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the monthly logline contest.

Animation/Fantasy Short Story: DON’T LOVE ME, by Monica

Title: Don’t Love Me 

Written by: Monica

Genre: Animation/Fantasy.

Type: Short Story

LOGLINE: A Girl with Fairy magic powers having a pure heart who can’t fall in love as rule of fairy world instead of being so beautiful and attractive and being noticed by all.

Interested in this logline, please email us at info@wildsound.ca and we’ll forward your email to the writer.

Have a logline? Submit your logline to the Writing Festival.

Dimitri Devyatkin – February 2017 Short Screenplay Winner

Winning Screenplay – BOOM
Written by Dimitri DevyatkinCAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Andrea Meister
HIKER – Gabriel Cameron
VOICE – Brian Carleton

SYNOPSIS:

Genre: Comedy

A hiker suffers a terrible fall and tries to reason with God.


Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

Life, death, reason, religion, belief.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Mind-bursting, philosophical, poetic entertainment, comedy

How would you describe this script in two words?

A “few matters” to clear up!

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

This screenplay is exactly designed to be a 1 page film. It can give two actors a chance to perform really deep roles, requiring passion and vibrant meaning. It is built like a Japanese Haiku. Please invite two truly passionate actors to perform the roles!

What movie have you seen the most times in your life?

Modern Times, Day at the Races

How long have you been working on this screenplay?

All my life

How many stories have you written?

30+

What motivated you to write this screenplay?

experiences in my own life – seeing life and death, realizing how fragile our existence is.

What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

None

Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

Film making, media projects, peace and justice on Earth.

What influenced you to enter the festival? What were your feelings on the initial feedback you received?

This is now the 4th play I’ve submitted. I have yet to hear any feedback and would deeply appreciate hearing from any of you! Plus or minus, good or bad. Anything! Please send comments or critique. I will happily call or communicate with you more with my feedback as well/ if you like!

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Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Watch the 2016 Short Story Winning Readings (69 Total) from the Writing Festival

Watch the 2016 Winning Short Story Performance Readings. All stories read and performed by professional actors:

SHORT Story – SMALL TOWN NEWSPAPER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Rachel Sutton
ACTORSHORT Story – HILDA’S LAMENT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Lionel Walfish
ACTORSHORT Story – A GIFT OF VALUE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Nancy Janes
ACTORSHORT Story – PROBLEMS WITH MY MASTERCARD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Richard Kearns
ACTORSHORT Story – THE OLD MAN
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joseph Tsujimoto
ACTORSHORT Story – EMMA’S GIFT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Carolyn Reynolds
ACTORSHORT Story – SEQUOIA SEEDS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Mattheus Carpenter
ACTORSHORT Story – A CHRISTMAS REUNION
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin
ACTORSHORT Story – SUPERMARKET SAVAGERY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joan Grindley
ACTORSHORT Story – THE QUANDARY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Ann Barlow
ACTORSHORT Story – ASTRONAUTS SWEAR THE THE VIEW IS NEVER DULL
October 2016 Reading
Written by James Hartley
ACTORSHORT Story – IN THE CLEARING
October 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Bensinger
ACTORSHORT Story – TRUE NORTH
October 2016 Reading
Written by Hal Ackerman
ACTORSHORT Story – GOBLIN
October 2016 Reading
Written by J.F. Capps
ACTORSHORT Story – DEAD END JOB
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alice Lacey
ACTORSHORT Story – DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alisha M Risen Kent
ACTORSHORT Story – A TOXIC GAME
October 2016 Reading
Written by Marianne Hagadorn
ACTORSHORT Story – TOUCHING MY SPINE
October 2016 Reading
Written by Monique Amado
ACTORSHORT Story – DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES
October 2016 Reading
Written by Alisha M Risen Kent
ACTORSHORT Story – WATERMELON EATING CONTEST
October 2016 Reading
Written by Teri B. Clark
ACTORSHORT Story – PARTNERS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Rupert Aspden
ACTORSHORT Story – THE GRAVE DIGGERS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Joseph Tsujimoto
ACTORSHORT Story – DOUBLE FACE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Amira El Dahshoury
ACTORSHORT Story – DIRE CIRCUMSTANCES
September 2016 Reading
Written by Alisha M Risen Kent
ACTORSHORT Story – 1ST WORLD PROBLEMS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Mathieu Riva
ACTORSHORT Story – GOD’S CREATURES
September 2016 Reading
Written by Lionel Walfish
ACTORSHORT Story – SUMMER HILLS
September 2016 Reading
Written by Rochelle Potkar
ACTORSHORT Story – DUALITY
September 2016 Reading
Written by Devin Klos
ACTORSHORT Story – THE STAGE
September 2016 Reading
Written by Rae Niehaus
ACTORSHORT Story – ALL LIVES MATTER
August 2016 Reading
Written by Ruth Andrews Garnes
ACTORSHORT Story – A DANGEROUS OCCUPATION
August 2016 Reading
Written by Randall Krzak
ACTORSHORT Story – ONE MORE LAST CALL
August 2016 Reading
Written by Forrest Simcoe
ACTORSHORT Story – CELIA S NIGHT OUT
August 2016 Reading
Written by Agata Zema
ACTORSHORT Story – ALONG MY JOURNEY
August 2016 Reading
Written by Renee Michelle Christian
ACTORSHORT Story – DAY OF WHY
August 2016 Reading
Written by Stephen Karnaghan
ACTORSHORT Story – THOUGHT OF A SOLDIER
August 2016 Reading
Written by Cornelia Fick
ACTORSHORT Story – COLORED TIES
August 2016 Reading
Written by Oz Greek
ACTORSHORT Story – STANDING OVATION
August 2016 Reading
Written by Lionel Walfish
ACTORSHORT Story – THE STORM
August 2016 Reading
Written by Buffy Sammons
ACTORSHORT STORY – THE NIGHTMARE AT GOLDEN ACRES
July 2016 Reading
Written by Cindy Crawford Garrett
ACTORSHORT STORY – TALKING YEOW
July 2016 Reading
Written by Lynne Adams Barze
ACTORSHORT STORY – LEFT ON LUNDY
July 2016 Reading
Written by James R. Cavell
ACTORSHORT STORY – LEFT ON LUNDY
July 2016 Reading
Written by James R. Cavell
ACTORSHORT STORY – THE OCEAN AND THE SKY
July 2016 Reading
Written by Rose Mendonca
ACTORSHORT STORY – DESPITE DEMENTIA
July 2016 Reading
Written by Janet Bennett Cox
ACTORSHORT STORY – GALICIA’S GRANITE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Janice Tindle
ACTORSHORT STORY – LEILA, AGE 17
July 2016 Reading
Written by Sherry Chow
ACTORSHORT STORY – STARMAN – LIFE ON TRAPPIST ONE
July 2016 Reading
Written by Dermott Hayes
ACTORSHORT STORY – TEARS OF JOY
July 2016 Reading
Written by I.E. Hughes
ACTORSHORT STORY – DNA
July 2016 Reading
Written by Yvonne Randle
ACTORSHORT STORY – HEAVY SEXTING
July 2016 Reading
Written by Amy Arrow
ACTORSHORT STORY – NIGHT SWIMMING
July 2016 Reading
Written by Joanell Serra
ACTORShort Story Reading – I THOUGHT THE CAR WAS YELLOW
June 2016 Reading
Written by Eduardo G. Diaz
ACTORShort Story Reading – INSIDE OUT
June 2016 Reading
Written by Phaedra Greenwood
ACTORShort Story Reading – DESTINY OF JOY
June 2016 Reading
Written by Mary Eastham
ACTORShort Story Reading – ANY PRICE FOR HAPPINESS
June 2016 Reading
Written by Robert B. Nelson
ACTORShort Story Reading – CULT FAN
June 2016 Reading
Written by Gina Lee Ronhovde
ACTORShort Story Reading –
June 2016 Reading
Written by
ACTORShort Story Reading – AFTERNOON CABARET
May 2016 Reading
Written by Grey Hall
ACTORShort Story Reading – THE END
May 2016 Reading
Written by Lionel Walfish
ACTORShort Story Reading – MR “NAUGHTY” BECOMES MR “NICE”
May 2016 Reading
Written by Laura Anne Ewald
ACTORShort Story Reading – THROWING KIDS
May 2016 Reading
Written by Erik Linthorst
ACTORShort Story Reading – COUNT WILLIAM
April 2016 Reading
Written by Tegon Maus
ACTORShort Story Reading – THE SISTER’S STORY
April 2016 Reading
Written by D.L. Gardner
ACTORShort Story Reading – RANDY & PATRICIA JOIN A MILITIA
April 2016 Reading
Written by Randy Gillis
ACTORShort Story Reading – SURVIVE THE RUN
March 2016 Reading
Written by Fernanda Beziaco Wilt

Deadline Today: Short Story Festival Contest

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A great way to get your words out there, obtain the Agent you’re looking for or just get your story seen by more people. If you win, your story will be seen by 100,000s of people when it’s read online using a top professional actor. It’s a rush you’ll never experience in your life seeing it come to life that way.


DEFINITION OF A SHORT STORYA short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. A short story usually deals with a few characters.

Watch the November 2016 Winning Short Stories:

ACTORSHORT Story – SUPERMARKET SAVAGERY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joan Grindley
ACTORSHORT Story – THE QUANDARY
November 2016 Reading
Written by Ann Barlow
ACTORSHORT Story – EMMA’S GIFT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Carolyn Reynolds
ACTORSHORT Story – SEQUOIA SEEDS
November 2016 Reading
Written by Mattheus Carpenter
ACTORSHORT Story – A CHRISTMAS REUNION
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joy Lin
ACTORSHORT Story – A GIFT OF VALUE
November 2016 Reading
Written by Nancy Janes
ACTORSHORT Story – PROBLEMS WITH MY MASTERCARD
November 2016 Reading
Written by Richard Kearns
ACTORSHORT Story – THE OLD MAN
November 2016 Reading
Written by Joseph Tsujimoto
ACTORSHORT Story – SMALL TOWN NEWSPAPER
November 2016 Reading
Written by Rachel Sutton
ACTORSHORT Story – HILDA’S LAMENT
November 2016 Reading
Written by Lionel Walfish

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