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JUNE 2018 Winning SHORT Screenplays

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June 2018 Reading
by Mike Meade

June 2018 Reading
by James R. Cowley

June 2018 Reading
by Jason Boaden

June 2018 Reading
by Max Federman

ACTORHEART OF GOLD – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Roberto Tomeo

ACTORMISTAKES – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Rene Collier

ACTORREAL TIME DENIAL – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Linda Hullinger

ACTORTHE GATE – 1pg. Short Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Savannah S. Ward



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

Director: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

Writing Festival Presents: 1pg. Screenplay & 1pg. Short Story Contest. Guarantee Winners!

Wanted to offer you a chance to submit either a 1 page screenplay, and/or a 1 page short story to the festival. As long as there is a beginning/middle/end, there is a 100% chance that we’ll have it performed at our festival using our rotation of professional actors. We love to get your work performed and this is a fun way to do it right away.

If you’re interested, you can simply submit here:

1pg. Screenplay Contest:

1pg. Short Story Contest:

We’ll note that you are a connection with us and greenlight your work right away for a performance read. Then as soon as it’s posted online, we’ll send you a link.

There is also a chance for you to have a transcript of your novel performed by a professional actor too: https://novelwritingfestival.com

August 2016 – Read the best of Short Film Pitches from all over the world:

Deadline: Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors

Read the best of Short Film Pitches from all over the world:


THE RICE COOKER, by Christopher Vance

HAVEN FOR GRIT, by Michael Saintil

ANONYMOUS, by Banksia Lebel



WHO IS NEXT, by Deepa Dharmaraj



Short Screenplay Reading: LESS THAN HOMELESS, by Allan B Hill

Watch the Winning June 2016 Short Screenplay



NARRATOR – Geoff Mays
BLIND MAN- Julian Ford

Get to know the winning writer:

1. What is your screenplay about?

The screenplay is about a day in the life of Henry, a sombre, homeless man living in the city. It explores ideas on how the public relate to the homeless community and also how the homeless community exists within itself.

2. Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

Since entering this competition I have met a director in the UK who is currently in preproduction for making this screenplay into a movie on a zero budget. He obviously believed this screenplay should be made into a movie.

3. How would you describe this script in two words?

Visually provocative

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

Probably Rush Hour series. I was mildly obsessed with these years ago.

5. How long have you been working on this screenplay?

I first drafted this screenplay over a weekend in the summer of 2014. It was redrafted for entry into a competition at the end of 2014. There have been a few more drafts since then at the end of 2015 and into 2016.

6. How many stories have you written?

I have written about 7 short screenplays of varied length. I am currently working on my second feature screenplay. I have explored stories in drama, thriller, comedy and mystery genre.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

Walking along Bloor Street in downtown Toronto every morning on the way to work in a finance firm first inspired me to write this screenplay. I reacted very strongly to what I would observe there witnessing the contrast of very wealthy, posh people parading down and ducking in and out of high fashion retailers with the countless, down and out, homeless people sitting on the streets and being constantly ignored. It seemed ridiculous to see two complete opposites of society coexisting that way in the western world. It made me feel ill.

8. What obstacles did you face to finish this screenplay?

One obstacles I faced was trying to get the tone of the story to feel off the page the same way I was feeling inside. Making a cohesive story impact people with the same emotion that was going on inside my soul was tough at times. I wanted it to be very visual but for the reader to understand the characters and react to them in a powerfully provocative manner.

9. Apart from writing, what else are you passionate about?

I am passionate about travel and culture. I love aviation. Food and drink is something I enjoy too.

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

I was influenced by the price, the location and the fact I was guaranteed feedback. The initial feedback I received was more than I expected and was useful and encouraging. Thank you.

11. Any advice or tips you’d like to pass on to other writers?

It’s important to understand how a screenplay is structured and to adhere to it to keep all work to the industry standard.

Write about what you want to write about. The writing is more powerful and the message can be your unique voice if you write about something you want to say.

For each story focus it to a point of one question or statement to help keep on track with WHAT you are trying to communicate to the audience.


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Short Screenplay Festival Deadline. NEW: Submit 5pg. or less script for only $10. Full Feedback. Get performed.

Deadline March 20th. Short Screenplay Festival Contest


Get full feedback. Get performed at festival.

Watch the recent and past short screenplay winning videos on the submission page.

NEW OPTION SPECIAL: Submit your short screenplay that is 5 pages or less for only $10 at the Under 5 minute Film Festival.


Submit today!

Read testimonials from some of this years submitters:

It’s amazing to hear your screenplay performed. I’ve found the feedback to be very helpful and I’ve incorporated nearly all the recommendations.
- Lauren Hoekstra, "Turn on Desire"

I loved that not only did we get feedback but you also did a live reading of the screenplay so I could hear it come to life. The feedback was great.
- Cindy Lee, "For Hope"

I was very interested in the prospect of hearing the script read aloud. Feedback is invaluable. It is up to the writer to decipher what is constructive and useful and what is subjective and maybe not necessary to dwell to much on. But when you hear the same criticism from different people, it is probably a good idea to rethink things.
- Bryan Ott, "Animal Skins"

The opportunity to receive feedback and the possibility I could see it being read (which is another way to receive feedback.) My initial feeling about the feedback was that the feedback was totally wrong. But after reading it again, it made some good points (probably more than some) which I incorporated into my rewrites and which undoubtedly made the final product a better screenplay.
- Stanley Eisenhammer, "Loves Labor's Lost"

Spot on feedback. I’ll check it out again, clean up some of the lengthy descriptions and work through your notes.
– Thorsten Loos, “Beyond Treatment”

Thank you very much for your kind words and constructive criticism regarding my script. I found your feedback very helpful and I can’t say I disagree with much of what was said. I’ll take these notes to heart as I begin my next draft.
– Colin McCormick, “The King of Denmark”

Thanks for my feedback! I love it! Maybe I can tweak it some more, but I agree that with everything else that is going on, the subtle ending works and you forget how simple the plot is. Thanks again!
– Diarra McCormick, “LeRoy’s Dream”

March 6 2016 Writing Festival Event

This week’s writing festival event is a showcase of nostalgia. We will be performing an original “Magnum PI” screenplay. Plus an original sitcom pilot, a short screenplay, and a full length Stage Play.

Here are the details of the works that will be performed.

#1 – Full Stage Play – BEYOND THE GLASS by Francis DiClemente

Genre: Drama


Beyond the Glass is a two-act dramatization of Edward Hopper’s painting Nighthawks. It is a conceptual, philosophical work driven by one of the diner’s customers, Ray, who wrestles with an existence he abhors but cannot alter.

#2 – Fan Fiction TV Spec – MAGNUM P.I. by Lew Ritter

Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime


The adventures of a Hawaii based private investigator in this original screenplay.

#3 – TV Pilot Sitcom – REC’D by Chris Courtney Martin

Genre: Comedy


Petey McDade is the big woman on campus– well, the campus recreation center. She and her two best friends navigate the rec’s employee culture, college academia and their own personal growth as women while interacting with a colorful cast of characters.

#4 – Short Screenplay – LEROY’S DREAM by Diarra McCormick

Genre: Drama


This film is set in present-day New Orleans and follows LEROY BROWN, a disgruntled hardworking father who holds down several jobs to provide for his combative alcoholic wife, SONYA and baby girl TINA. Their inability to communicate poses problems on their marriage, and puts a damper on his true ambitions in life. Just when he is about to give up, the strength of his bond with his daughter Tina inspires him to try again and pursue his passion of becoming a world famous painter one step at a time.


Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: John Johnson

























SHORT SCRIPT CONTEST Deadline February 18th

I was very impressed with the customer service at WILDsound. I had a question regarding my entry this year and I was contacted back immediately. I like that in a contest. Also, I was given feedback from WILDsound on my script and what I received was extremely helpful and detail oriented and it assisted me greatly in crafting my rewrite. The feedback from Wildsound strengthened my script to the point where it’s placing better in other contests as well.
-Robert Ward, The Final Job – Short Script

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

Festival Review – Read testimonials of past submitters feedback on their work.

One of our mandates when you explore this website is to promote SHORT FILMS. That’s why these submissions receive $10 off.
NEW OPTION: Submit your short script that is 10 pages or less for only $25

Why this is the #1 Screenplay Festival and Contest in the World today!

– 0ffers screenwriters at all levels the fantastic opportunity to hear their scripts read aloud using TOP PROFESSIONAL ACTORS and showcased online for 1000s to see.

– This network currently averages over 90,000 unique visitors a day and growing.

– WATCH past and recent script winning readings! CLICK HERE and see what happens when your script wins. Now showcasing x5 more winners than in the past. At least two winners a monrh.

– One of the best places in the world for the writers to sell their script.

– No matter what happens, you will receive full feedback on your script by our established WILDsound Reading Committee. No other place in the world will you get coverage for the price you pay.

– Even if you’re just looking for feedback on your script, this is the festival for you.

It’s there for all to see! These videos garner 1000s of views online. Some of the screenplay readings are more popular than actual studio films made!

– Also, all winners get to be a guest on WILDsound’s popular coast to coast radio show and promote your script and your career to the world!

NEW: All submissions to this contest also get a FREE LOGINE listing on this site. Go to the LOGLINE submission page and submit your logline information.

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The RULES are simple:

1. Write a script. Edit the heck out of it. We accept shorts that are pages 1 to 40 in length.

2. Pay the $40 submission fee (SAVE $10 off from regular fee) via the green button below or include a cheque payable to WILDsound Film Festival. Please put your full contact info (name, email address) on a title page
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3. Email your script to shortscreenplay@wildsoundfestival.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format.In the body in the email please add your: – FULL NAME – CITY AND COUNTRY – TITLE OF SCRIPT – TYPE OF SCRIPT (feature or short) – (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your screenplay.

4. NEW OPTION SPECIAL: Submit your short screenplay that is 10 pages or less for only $25. We will accept most submissions to be performed at the festival.
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6. OR, if you’re not interested in feedback on your script, submit for just $20. We will just send you an acceptance or non-acceptance email within 2 weeks of submitting (with a teaser explanation if not accepted).
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