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DEADLINE June 15th: FEATURE Screenplay Festival. New option to submit for only $20

DEADLINE June 15th: FEATURE Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

NEW OPTION: Submit just to the festival for only $20. Or, submit the regular way and garner full feedback from the industry on your script for only $50.

Watch WINNING Feature Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wildsound_feature_screenplay_contest_festival_review.html

Watch Recent Feature Screenplay Readings:

Feature SCRIPT Performance Reading – I’M STILL HERE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Sean Elwood
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/im_still_here_feature_script.html

Feature Script Performance Reading: ORIGINS
May 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Panek & Guershon Moreno
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/origins.html

Feature Script Performance Reading: GOD’S WILL
May 2015 Reading
Written by Jamison P. Derfler
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/gods_will.html

Feature Script Performance Reading: THE THIRD BOMB
April 2015 Reading
Written by Phillip Parker
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_third_bomb.html

Feature Script Performance Reading – BESA
March 2015 Reading
Written by Michael Miceli
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/besa.html

FEATURE SCRIPT Performance Reading – TO DIE IN TENNESSEE
February 2015 Reading
Written by Verlynn Kneifl & Laurie Larsen
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_to_die_in_tennessee.html

FEATURE SCRIPT Performance Reading: THE FIREWORKS STAND
January 2015 Reading
Written by David M. Hyde
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_fireworks_stand.html

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Today’s Testimonials. Recent submitters Feedback on the Feedback on their work.

Thank you very much for your notes! They are spot-on. I agree that the story should probably focus more on Peter’s dilemma. If it ties in with Phuc’s heroin operation though, I’d need to walk that fine line of developing the subplots enough without overpowering the main story.

– David Chan, Family Guy TV Spec

Thanks to you and your team for such excellent and detailed feedback. It’s clear that those reviewing the script have put a great deal of time and effort into breaking it down and assessing it professionally – and we’re very grateful. We particularly appreciate the fact that both the strengths and the weaknesses have been highlighted, so we can see what we’re doing right, as well as which elements need work.

– Sara Myles, TV Pilot (May Contain Nuts)

Your critique of “Dear Prudence” is REMARKABLE! I am ever grateful for it… as it is time to rewrite the story; the invaluable examination is the most in-depth and inspiring that I have ever received. Thank you, endlessly. It is TRULY an inspiration for me to recreate.

– Amanda Grieme, Full Novel (Dear Prudence)

Thanks for the great advice! I worked on the “drama” this morning and I can see what you mean. I’m grateful for the amazing feedback! The turtle wins the race, right? 🙂

– Amy Kierce, 1st Chapter (Onion Grass)

The feedback was excellent and highlighted the weakness of tne writing skill, but I need more time to be “polished” I will use my feedback wisely and will give a thumbs up for wildsound to any screenwriter that is looking for feedback.

– Todz Wriging, Feature Screenplay (Bill The Pirate)

I am most pleased with the overall tone used in your feedback(s) given. Not offensive, constructive, and unlike some others out there. I have also found them all to be detailed and precise enough, with a more than adequate angle of pursuit given to me for any further rewrites that I should undertake.

– Charles Laulette, Various Feature Screenplays

Thank you so much for your feedback. It is thought provoking and helpful. I feel the urge to go back to line one and make the scenes a lot more punchy.

– Darryl Greer, 1st Scene Screenplay (The Morning After)

I appreciate the time taken to read and provide this feedback, and have found it very helpful. I am currently in the process of applying the suggested changes, and am likely to resubmit once I have done so.

– Christopher Barlow, Feature Screenplay (Injustice)

DEADLINE Feb 28th- 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival

DEADLINE Feb 28th- 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. FULL FEEDBACK. Get novel performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

WATCH the Recent Winning Short Story/1st Chapter Readings:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/novel_and_short_story_readings.html

Watch Recent Novel Readings Performed by Professional Actors:

NOVEL READING – HELLCAT
STORY Read By – Frances Townend

SYNOPSIS:

HELLCAT is a detective story about a blackmail plot gone wrong, where many elements of the investigation lead back to a mysterious woman with a notorious past. (As a teenager, she partially castrated her rapist.) The book explores the cultural effect of her vengeance as well as the effect it had on her life.

SERENITY Chapter 3 Reading
Written by Tom Bleakley
STORY Read By – Alissa DeGrazia

SYNOPSIS:

An unfaithful husband headed toward divorce is prescribed a drug notorious for causing the side effect of unremembered bizarre behavior, including homicide. The husband kills his wife., but claims to remember nothing about the incident. The book asks, Who is to blame?

IN THE CLEFT Joy Comes in the Mourning Chapter 10 Reading
Written by Dana L. Goodman
STORY Read By – Krista Morin

SYNOPSIS:

Dana Goodman’s memoir, In the Cleft Joy Comes in the Mourning is a powerful, poignant, and utterly heart wrenching true story surrounding sickness, grief and the inevitable mourning process. Dana Goodman shares what it was like to walk through the death of her first husband to cancer, and later, the simultaneous diagnosis of her son, second husband, and mother-in-law.

Interview with Rafael Aidar, director short film THE PACKAGE

Wow … I was very moved and thrilled from the beginning to the end. Any work is only completed at the screening and we have no control over the audience’s perception. In the case of the feedback video, the producers and I were very happy about people’s grand welcoming of the film. They highlighted positive and striking points. For us, it’s another confirmation that The Package has been special hit with the audiences at the festivals we took part in – It is our feeling.

– Director Rafael Aidar on the WILDsound Experience (Review)

    Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video for THE PACKAGE

Interview with Rafael Aidar:

Matthew Toffolo: Your short film played at our festival in March 2014. How has it done since it screened? Has it played at more festivals? Distribution deal? Can be seen online?

Rafael: The Package has fortunately had – and continues to have – a long and amazing career. In 2013 and 2014 the film participated in over 125 festivals worldwide and gathered 24 awards and / or special mentions in several countries. We’ve also signed two distribution contracts in 2014: with the Austrian NGO BAOBAB – Globales Lernen, which acquired the rights to the German-speaking countries and included the short in a compilation that will serve as educational material for students; and with Outplay, which represents our film in French-speaking countries. Due to other screening invites and commitments for 2015, the film is not yet available on the internet. But that should happen soon.

MT: What motivated you to make this film? 

Rafael: Very personal reasons motivated me to make the film. I am closely acquainted with the personal drama of friends and family who live with the virus. In every case, there is anxiety in dealing with the issue before the possibility of a new romantic relationship. I felt there was the potential to make a fiction film addressing universal themes of tolerance and acceptance through a different approach. Besides, I had the opportunity to portray young people who belong to a social class that is poorly represented in Brazilian cinema, to deal with a contemporary topic (HIV / AIDS) and to build a subtle approach within the LGBT universe.

MT: From the idea to the finished product, how long did it take for you to make this film?

Rafael: In late 2011, the script for The Package was awarded the Premio Estímulo Award for Short Film, by the State of São Paulo’s Government Cultural Bureau. This is a competitive grant, which awards 12 projects per year from hundreds of competitors. We made the film with the prize, worth 80,000 Reais (approximately $ 30,000). Pre-production took place in early 2012 and the film was shot in June. Post-production was in November and the film had its world premiere at the 63rd International Festival Berlin Film in February 2013.

MT: What was the biggest obstacle you faced in completing this film?

Rafael: The biggest challenge was to make a film with high production value with the grant’s minimal resources, taking into account that market prices in São Paulo are expensive and we had a crew of approximately 40 people. Upon completion of the film, our biggest challenge was to distribute the film with our own resources. There was a high investment and no financial return to recoup it. But it was all worth it. The film opened many doors in my professional and personal life. It is amazing to think that I have gained so much from my first short film.

MT: What film have you seen the most in your life?

Rafael: I like diversity and, despite having a few favorite movies, I don’t usually re-watch them frequently. But there are two remarkable films that I would spend my life watching over and over again: Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Stalker” and Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire”.

MT: What is next for you? A new film?

Rafael: I have a new short film, called Submarine that hasn’t come out yet. It was also contemplated by the Premio Estímulo award, in 2013. We shot it in September 2014, finished it in November and are already applying to festivals. Part of the crew is the same as The Package’s and the film is a co-production between Klaxon Cultura Audiovisual and Vermelho Filmes. I am also working on my first feature-length script.

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RAFAEL AIDAR – Director BIO

Rafael Villa Nova Aidar was born in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in May 2nd,1978.

As a teenager, he took part in a variety of drama courses for theatre and for television that comprises 4 years of acting lessons. Such experience is of great importance due to the fact that it gave him the opportunity to focus on an essential area for film production: directing actors.

Rafael Aidar currently works as a free-lancer (director and scriptwriter) in the film/video industry. Also, he’s developing new personal projects, including new films and a photography book.

Matthew Toffolo, Interviewer BIO

Matthew Toffolo is the current CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival. He had worked for the organization since its inception in 2007 serving as the Short Film Festival’s moderator during the Audience Feedback sessions.

Filmmaker of over 20 short films and TV episodes. Took over full reins of the WILDsound Festival in May 2013. From then to the end of 2014, he’s presented over 90 movies at the monthly FEEDBACK Film Festival in Toronto, plus has had over 60 screenplays and stories performed by professional actors at the bi-monthly Writing Festival.

Go to http://www.wildsound.ca and submit your film, script, or story to the festival.

Go to http://www.wildsoundfestival.com and watch recent and past winning writing festival readings.

Deadline Jan 10th – SUBMIT your FULL PLAY or 1st ACT PLAY. Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events. FULL FEEDBACK

http://www.wildsound.ca/play_contest.html

WINNERS get their stageplay read at the Writing Festival.

WATCH the recent WINNING STAGEPLAY Reading –
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/stageplay_readings.html

Deadline Dec 31st: SUBMIT your FEATURE Screenplay to the Writing Festival HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Save $15):

Deadline Dec 31st: SUBMIT your FEATURE Screenplay to the Writing Festival HOLIDAY SPECIAL (Save $15):
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

– Get FULL FEEDBACK on your script. Winners get their script performed by professional actors at the Writing Festival!

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/winning_screenplays.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wildsound_feature_screenplay_contest_festival_review.html

    WATCH the past feature screenplay winning videos:

Recent Feature Screenplay Submission Testimonials:

Thank you Wildsound! I heartily agree and genuinely appreciate the quality of feedback I’ve been getting lately.
– Tim, Light Films
Heroman, Feature Script

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is helpful and there are many suggestions I would like to study for my next rewrite. I appreciate the time it took to read and critique.
– Penny Frazier
Hockey Night In Cromdale, Feature Script

Thank you so much for your gracious feedback for CAHOOTS. I’ll reread my script with your helpful suggestions and will resubmit as soon as possible.
– Elan Carlson
Cahoots, Feature Script

Thank you for your feedback, as this was my first attempt at writing of any kind, I will go back and use your notes to make it better, thank you.
– George and Mike
The Glades, Feature Script

Great notes. Thanks!
– Jeffrey C. Sherman
Walk In, Feature Script

Thanks for the feedback. I will definitely submit a rewrite.
– Olaf Baumann
Serendipit Strikes Again, Feature Script

I was able to take a look back at my previous screenplays feedback, after taking the time out of not thinking about it, and I amazed by how straight forward the feedback was.
– Taonga Mayamiko
The Catalyst, Feature Script

Wow! I absolutely agree with everything in this. This is really great feed back. I always thought those first scenes, were not necessary, but I kept them in on a recommendation from a friend.
– Carl Phats
The Golden Parachute, Feature Script

Thank you so much for the great notes. I will include your notes in our rewrite and we will be resubmitting — and also submitting other projects as well.
– Chad Parsons
Ohio Finch, Feature Script

Points well taken, you must take the viewer or reader through these things as you go—thanks for the “awakening.”
– Barbara James
Machine Guns on the Menu, Feature Script

Thanks, guys. Coverage was spot-on. Really appreciate the comments and suggestions. I’m looking forward to implementing them into the rewrite.
– Ted Gurich
Wolfie, Feature Script

In a nutshell, as you’ve asked at the bottom of the email, I’m very satisfied with this feedback.
– Robert Popiel
Boxer World, Feature Script

Holiday Writing Specials – SAVE from $15 to $70 on each submission.

Holiday Writing Specials – SAVE from $15 to $70 on each submission.

The deadline is Nov. 30th for First Scene, Genre, Stageplay, Novel, Short Story, TV, Feature and Short Screenplay submissions. Click below:

http://www.wildsound.ca

Hope to see you submit again and take advantage of this months deals. We are now showcasing at least 7 to 15 winners a month at our festival in our job of getting writers and new works out there to the world and industry. Plus, get Full Feedback on your work.

Watch recent readings: http://www.wildsoundfestival.com

Or, watch the recent winning videos on the Writing Festival Playlist:

Get FULL FEEDBACK on your script. Winners get their script performed by professional actors.

1st Scene Screenplay Festival (Submit by Nov. 30th for only $10): http://www.wildsound.ca/firstscenescreenplaycontest.html

Submit your Full Novel (Save $70) or your 1st Chapter (Save $15):
http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

Submit your SHORT Script (Save $15):
http://www.wildsound.ca/shortscriptcontest.html

Submit your TV PILOT or SPEC Script (Save $15):
http://www.wildsound.ca/tvscreenplaycontest.html

Submit your FEATURE Script (Save $15):
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Submit your SHORT STORY (Save $15):
http://www.wildsound.ca/short_story_contest.html

Submit your STAGEPLAY (Save $15):
http://www.wildsound.ca/play_contest.html

READ 100s of testimonials of past submissions –
http://www.wildsound.ca/wildsound_festival_review.html

Hope to see you submit.

thanks again,