International Screenplay Contest
Deadline November 5th

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ACTORWILDsound Performers
List of actors who performed at the Writing Festival
Winners from 2013 to present
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And we'll have it performed at the festival

Submit your own video pitch today.
The communication, organization and feedback these guys offer are fantastic and scriptwriters of all disciplines and experience should be jumping at the service WILDsound provides. The best thing about it is they are as enthusiastic as you about your work. Thank you to everyone involved with WILDsound.
- Grant Reid, 1st Scene Submission

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 from all over the world.

Writing Market - Read testimonials from MovieBytes.
Read Festival Articles - Daily festival blog.

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 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

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.

There is no reading series like it!

December 2015 1st Scene Winner Testimonials:

I'd never seen a contest that took only the first moment of a screenplay. The first moments can make or break a script in any competition, but I like that WILDsound looks at the opening on its own. Positive feedback on an unfinished piece can truly motivate a writer to push through to the end.
- LOVELESS by Chris Courtney Martin

Everyone always says the first 10 pages will make or break you. I really liked the idea of a contest that would give feedback on the first part so you can decide if you're heading in the right direction before you've finished an entire script. I was surprised at how thorough and insightful the feedback was. It really helped me to decide what changes I would need to make moving forward.
- GIVE ME A REASON by Theresa Drew

I think the feedback is excellent and I tried to accommodate the suggestions without taking anything away from what I originally submitted to receive the win. I really like the encouragement and the willingness by the reader to share where I can make it even better. Y'all rock.
- TETON RECKONING by Debi Yazbeck

Over the last two years WILDsound has given many screenwriters the opportunity to network with other filmmakers, distributors, agents and producers. Mainly what this contest does is give exposure to the writer. They will be able to obtain a solid agent, plus get notice by producers looking for writers to work on their scripts.

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


September 2016 Reading
Written by Dermott Hayes
September 2016 Reading
Written by Frederick Julius
September 2016 Reading
Written by Corean Strong

August 2016 Reading
Written by Vincent Masson
August 2016 Reading
Written by Lukas Hassel
July 2016 Reading
Written by Shiv Sudhakar

ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay - CATCH!
July 2016 Reading
Written by Jerry Nield
July 2016 Reading
Written by Kelly Crawford
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay - STARBOUND
June 2016 Reading
Written by Alex A. Kecskes

June 2016 Reading
Written by Brandon Maline
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay - WHEN THERE WAS TIME
June 2016 Reading
Written by James Gillard, Kevin McGruder
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay - PUPPETS
May 2016 Reading
Written by James Griffiths

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay - RORSCHACH
May 2016 Reading
Written by Federico Franchi, Filippo Pierangelini
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay - MAN SEEKING MONEY
April 2016 Reading
Written by Steve Mikals
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay - RENAISSANCE MAN
March 2016 Reading
Written by Robert Tolz

ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay - ELISSA OF TYRE
March 2016 Reading
Written by Alan Mehanna
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay - BEFORE GOD
March 2016 Reading
Written by Stuart Wright
ACTOR1st Scene Screenplay - ROAD TO TEXAS
February 2016 Reading
Written by Emanuel Ruggeri

A note from the CEO of WILDsound:

When I officially took over the WILDsound Writing Festival in October 2013 from the old majority ownership, the new mandate was to showcase as many scripts, novels, plays, poems, and stories as possible. No more finalists or waiting for a reading for anyone who submitted. If your story is ready, we'll perform it no questions asked. It's that simple. As you can see since that time, we have showcased over 100 stories/scripts at our festival and will continue to showcase 1000s more by the end of the decade. SEE HERE recent winning readings.

Our mandate first and foremost is for all the submitters is to receive professional feedback from people in your industry, and we have an excellent rotation of talent who read and give you notes on your work. And they'll tell you what stage your writing piece is at. If it's not ready, you can re-submit your new draft anytime. If it's ready, then we'll make sure thousands of people see your reading online and you will obtain an agent if you do not yet have one.

When your work is ready, it benefits everyone. The festival, the people who approved your work, and of course the writer who wrote the piece. If we feel it is not ready, there is a reason as we try to find as much ready work as possible. Some months you'll see us performing over 20 reading videos, and no matter what we always perform at least 15 stories/scripts at the festival a month.

No matter what, we'll showcased at least 3 1st scene screenplay winners a month.

We have the platform on our popular network and YouTube channel to showcase many writers using our large database of professional actors always excited to perform your work.

All of the submission fees go to the writer's feedback, and the winning videos.

Matthew Toffolo