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Deadline July 5th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL

Deadline July 5th: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL. Get script performed at the festival. Full feedback


– Submit the first stages of your film, get it performed at the festival, and get full feedback!

WATCH past 1st Scene Festival readings:

Watch the January 2016 Winners

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Watch the March 2016 Winners

Watch the April 2016 Winners

Watch the May 2016 Winners

Watch the June 2016 Winners


Deadline June 24th. Submit and get your first 10 pages performed!

Watch over 60 1st Scene Screenplay Festival Winners:

FULL FEEDBACK on your screenplay from our committee of Professional Screenwriters, Production Heads and Script Consultants.

Are you just starting off your screenplay and want immediate feedback on your first scenes/first moments of your script?

Send your first scene (or first moments – 10pg. limit) and get feedback. Winners (at least 40 a year) get their first scene read at the MONTHLY WILDsound Screenplay Festival (see video on right for example of what you’ll get when you win).

Great way to promote your script!

Submissions take 3-5 weeks for evaluation. Looking for screenplays

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 10 winners a month.

– One of the best places in the world for the writers to sell their script and/or obtain and agent. Over 80% of our winners obtain an agent.

– 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. The proof is in the viewership. 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!

SUBMIT the first scene/first moments (10 pages or less) of your screenplay
You will receive feedback on your script in 3-5 weeks

The RULES are simple:

1. Write your first scene/first moments. Edit the heck out of it.

2. Email your script to 1stscenescreenplay@wildsoundfestival.com in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format.

In the body in the email please add your:
– TYPE OF SCRIPT (1st scene entry)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your screenplay.

OR if you like to mail us your script with a check, please email us and we’ll make arrangements.

PLEASE ADD YOUR FULL CONTACT INFO (especially email address) on the title page of your script!

3. Pay the $20 submission fee ($15 OFF regular submission) via the button below (credit card or payment account) 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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We also accept online submissions through Film Freeway. Click on the link BELOW to submit online through this middle-man resource website.

ALL SUBMITTED SCRIPTS GET FULL FEEDBACK – The goal of the WILDsound Film and Screenplay Festival is to help everyone involved grow as an artist, so we will offer feedback to jump start you to your next draft. If you are not fully satisfied with the feedback you receive, we will send it off to new committee members until you are fully satisfied. We understand where new and mid-level writers are coming from and we want to help you as much as we can.

WATCH past and recent script winning readings! CLICK HERE and see what happens when your script wins.

Deadline Today (June 6th): FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL

Deadline Today: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get script performed at the festival. Full feedback


All least 3-5 winners every single month.

– Submit the first stages of your film, get it performed at the festival, and get full feedback!

WATCH past 1st Scene Festival readings:

1st Scene Screenplay Festival Announces its April 2016 Winners

Watch the April 2016 1st Scene Script Winners performed by professional actors:

The Wedding Thief
Written by Brett Bacon



NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
JOEY – Michael Lake
LORENZO – Noah Casey
DOM – Dennis Barham


Genre: Comedy, Crime

A professional thief pilfers money from the super-rich at weddings until he is caught stealing from the Italian mob and then is forced to take a priceless work of art from the Russian mob or die trying.


Man Seeking Monkey
Written by Steve Mikals



NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
MITCHELL – Michael Lake
DET. STRUMMER – Noah Casey
ARTHUR – Kiran Friesen
ARTHUR – Dennis Barham


Genre: Comedy

Aided by their human friends, chimpanzees with typewriters try to climb the Evolutionary ladder.


Monster Beneath The Ice
Written by Jerry Kokich



NARRATOR – Sean Kaufmann
VLADIMIR – Noah Casey
EVGENY – Michael Lake
PILOT – Dennis Barham


Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller

A good, old fashioned “B” picture for your first scene enjoyment.

EVGENY and VLADIMIR discuss when the supply plane will arrive. Outside, Evgeny is almost knocked down by a moving ridge in the ice, but Vladimir saves him. The ridge destroys shacks and machinery, and the incoming plane just manages to rescue them.

WILDsound Names January 2016 1st Scene Winners

Watch the 2 winning 1st scene screenplay readings performed by professional actors.

Submit your First Scene Screenplay to the Festival: http://firstscenescreenplay.com/

#1 – GUNNISON, by Daniel Duane

Genres: Sci-Fi, Thriller, Supernatural


A sniper who hunts an Air Force colonel for humiliating her on a botched cover up discovers he’s masterminding one himself when a man hunt for two gunman leads to the capture of an extraterrestrial pilot being held prisoner.


NARRATOR – Peter Nelson
MYERS – Katelyn Vanier
HENDRICKS – Dan Cristofori
DOCTOR – Lorne Hiro
MULLIN – Geoff Mays
MOTHER – Holly Sarchfield

#2 – PURGATORY, by Alex A. Kecskes

Genres: Crime, Fantasy


Two small time ex-cons run into two angels on probation who must save their souls or be dammed forever.

NARRATOR – Holly Sarchfield
DAVE – Geoff Mays
JEFF – Dan Cristofori

2015 1st Scene Winners

38 1st Scene Screenplay Winners. Watch the winners month by month:

Submit your 1st scene to the festival for the 2016 season and get your script performed by professional actors: http://firstscenescreenplay.com/

January 2015
January 2015 Winners

February 2015
February 2015 Winners

March 2015
March 2015 Winners

April 2015
April 2015 Winners

May 2015
May 2015 Winners

June 2015
June 2015 Winners

July 2015
July 2015 Winners

August 2015
August 2015 Winners

September 2015
September 2015 Winners

October 2015
October 2015 Winners

November 2015
November 2015 Winners

December 2015
December 2015 Winners

Watch 1st Scene Reading of GRANDMA DEE AND THE LOST CONTINENT, by Mark Perlick

Watch the November 2015 Winning 1st Scene Reading.



NARRATOR – Susan Wilson
YOUNG GRANDMA – Meggie McKinnon
PROCTOR – Sean Kaufmann
PSYCH OFFICER – Hugh Ritchie
HIPPY – Allison Kampf

Get to know writer Mark Perlick:

1. What is your screenplay about?

This screenplay is about a woman who seeks healing by searching for the lost records of Atlantis, believing that these records contain the spiritual secrets that can transform and rehabilitate us all.

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

This screenplay should be made into a movie because it communicates through humor the spiritual possibilities within all of us. It lets us laugh at the absurdities of life, but shows us that there’s always a great mystery unfolding in each of us.

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

Yearning Unity

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

The movie I’ve watched most in my life is Dr. Strangelove.

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

I’ve worked on this screenplay approximately one year. The original version is nothing like this latest version. It was originally a parody of Little Red Riding Hood and evolved to what it is now.

6. How many stories have you written?

I’ve written approximately twenty screenplays and a couple hundred very short plays for the stage. Several of my short plays were performed on stage before an audience, which is the greatest feedback anyone can get.

7. What motivated you to write this screenplay?

The thing that motivated me to write this screenplay is the desire to write a great satire. It seems I always fall short, but keep on trying.

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

My screenplay always sounds great to me until I or someone else reads it some time later. I went through many rewrites to get it where it is now and anticipate still more rewrites.

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

I’ve always been interested in meditation and spirituality.

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

Originally I entered WILDsound because of its high rating in MovieBytes. The feedback I’ve received was immensely helpful. WILDsound not only pointed out the flaws, but told me what worked in my screenplay. The quality of the feedback was impressive compared to feedback I’ve received in some other contests.

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

Writing a screenplay is the most difficult type of writing. It takes patience and many rewrites. If you have a vision stick with it and don’t let others try to rewrite or water down your original idea.

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Deadline: FIRST SCENE (first 10pgs) SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL Get it performed at the festival. Full feedback

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