FIRST SCENE SCREENPLAY CONTEST
International Screenplay Contest
Deadline July 5th

SEE PAST 1st Scene Readings
ACTORWILDsound Performers
List of actors who performed at the Writing Festival
WINNING SCREENPLAYWATCH - 1st SCENE SCRIPT READINGS
Winners from 2013 to present
favorite sceneSubmit your Favorite Scene
And we'll have it performed at the festival
ACTORVIDEO PITCH 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 1stscenescreenplay@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 (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.


WATCH RECENT 1st SCENE READINGS

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - DOG FACE
November 2015 Reading
Written by C.L. Pike
ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - AVALON
November 2015 Reading
Written by Ed Vaughan
ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - GRANDMA DEE AND THE LOST CONTINENT
November 2015 Reading
Written by Mark Perlick

ACTOR1st. SCENE SCRIPT - Mercy
October 2015 Reading
Written by George Lewis
ACTOR1st. SCENE SCRIPT - The Arv
October 2015 Reading
Written by Joshua Collins
ACTOR1st Scene Reading of HOW TO HOLD IS ALL IN
September 2015 Reading
Written by Gwen Goodkin

ACTOR1st Scene Reading of FACSIMILE
September 2015 Reading
Written by Gary Makin
SCREENPLAY1st Scene Script: THE MANTLE
August 2015 Reading
by Frank Edward Kelly
SCREENPLAY1st Scene Script: THE TEST
August 2015 Reading
by Loris Simon Salum

SCREENPLAY1st Scene Script: REDNECK CHRISTMAS
August 2015 Reading
by JC Mercer Jr.
ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - YONKHEER
July 2015 Reading
Written by Wendy Jane Henson
ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - SOMBRA
July 2015 Reading
Written by Claire Wasmund

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - MEMOIRS OF A DOCKET
June 2015 Reading
Written by Damien Michael Aulsberry
ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - IT CAME UPON A MID-NIGHTMARE
June 2015 Reading
Written by Gregory Lane
ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - ETERNITY
June 2015 Reading
Written by Kevin Bibo

ACTOR1st Scene: MYA'S TRUTH
May 2015 Reading
Written by Thomas L. Ferguson
ACTOR1st Scene: LITTLE PROFESSOR
May 2015 Reading
Written by Monte Light & Cooper Holmes
ACTOR1st Scene: GOOD NIGHT, CRONKITE
May 2015 Reading
Written by Rita Doyle Roberts

ACTOR1st Scene: BELLE BREZING
May 2015 Reading
Written by Margaret Swim
ACTOR1st Scene - FLAT PENNIES
May 2015 Reading
Written by Robert Ward
ACTOR1st Scene - STILL IN THE GAME
May 2015 Reading
Written by George R. Flowers

ACTOR1st Scene - THE SINGING TREE
May 2015 Reading
Written by Marilyn Pesola & Peter Moss
ACTOR1st Scene - THE UMPIRE HAS NO BALLS
May 2015 Reading
Written by Debbie Bolsky
ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - LEGRAND
February 2015 Reading
Written by Angelina Carkic

ACTOR1st Scene SCRIPT - HELLCAT
February 2015 Reading
Written by J. Alan Hostetter
ACTOR1st Scene - SPARKS
February 2015 Reading
Written by Megan K. Bickel
ACTOR1st Scene - THE CURSE OF SAM HAIN
February 2015 Reading
Written by Jacob F. Keller

ACTOR1st SCENE READING - DEATH GRIP
January 2015 Reading
Written by Tracy Sherwood
ACTORFIRST SCENE: MY LAST DUCHESS
January 2015 Reading
Written by Grant Reid
ACTORFIRST SCENE: DIETRICH DANZIG
January 2015 Reading
Written by John Pisano-Thomsen

SCREENPLAYFIRST SCENE: TEDDY
December 2014 Reading
Written by Alvin Easter
ACTORFIRST SCENE - WAYFARERS
November 2014 Reading
Written by Arnon Z. Shorr
ACTORFIRST SCENE - WHERE SERPENTS LIE
November 2014 Reading
Written by Tom Pavlock

ACTOR1st SCENE SCRIPT READING - PROMISES
October 2014 Reading
Written by Lee Forgang
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - CAHOOTS
October 2014 Reading
Written by Elan Carlson
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - THE HAKU
October 2014 Reading
Written by Gina Surles

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - MOTHER AND SON
October 2014 Reading
Written by David Serra
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - NIGHTDOVES
October 2014 Reading
Written by Matthew J. Lloyd
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINARY SOLUTIONS
October 2014 Reading
Written by Stephen Fretz

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - CAHOOTS
October 2014 Reading
Written by Elan Carlson
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - CRASH BACKWARDS
October 2014 Reading
Written by RW Hahn
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - THE HAKU
October 2014 Reading
Written by Gina Surles

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - FOR THE LOVE OF PETE
October 2014 Reading
Written by David Kurtz
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - MINSAE: THE DARK KINGDOM
October 2014 Reading
Written by Jennifer Sparkman
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - JACK'S MERMAID
October 2014 Reading
Written by Lois Wickstrom

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - THE ACE MESSIAH
October 2014 Reading
Written by Christopher E. Mayant
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - UNDERCOVER
October 2014 Reading
Written by Maria Hammarblad
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - CAVE KISSES
May 2014 Reading
Written by Ingrid Goldberg

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - EAGLES
May 2014 Reading
Written by David Jack Smith
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - OF THEIR OWN ACCORD
May 2014 Reading
Written by Justuce Heninger
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - THE COLD WAR
May 2014 Reading
Written by Bill Clark

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - THE DARKNESS OF THE MOOR
May 2014 Reading
Written by James Everett
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - THE OTHER SIDE
May 2014 Reading
Written by Barb Markusa
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - WHEN NIGHT TURNS TO DAY
May 2014 Reading
Written by Amy Guggenhein

ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - 66 WEST
January 2013 Reading
Written by Christopher Willis
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - WEECHO
October 2013 Reading
Written by Kevin Gebhard
ACTOR1ST SCENE SCRIPT - DEATH OF A MORTAL WOMAN
October 2013 Reading
Written by Persephone Vandegrift


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.

Sincerely,
Matthew Toffolo


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