Festival takes place every single month. At least 4-15 winning screenplays read monthly.

This festival has a guaranteed 4 tier set up for each accepted script. (No matter what all screenplays submitted receive FULL FEEDBACK on their work by industry professionals.)

1st Tier: FULL FEEDBACK on your screenplay (all submissions)

2nd Tier: Accepted scripts (25% on average of submitted entries) get their screenplay performed by professional actors and made into a promotional vehicle.
(cut & paste the link here to watch the recent videos: https://vimeo.com/showcase/8252522)

Then (Tier #3) we will send you a list of questions to answer for our blog interview that will promote you and your film. Then after that (Tier #4) we will set up a podcast interview on our popular ITunes show where will we chat with you about the process of how the film was made.

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In the first 10 pages the writer needs to let the reader know in general terms what the story is about, and what is at stake. Plus, set the tone of what world and genre the writer has created, while also introducing the main characters. All the while you need to engage and entertain the reader.

The contest was created because this is an industry where agents/producers and their team are so busy and are reading so many scripts that if you do not grab them right away then they will put down the script and move onto another one. So you have to capture their attention when you’re writing on spec.

NEW OPTION for FILMMAKERS: Submit your under 10 minute film and get it shown at the FEEDBACK Film Festival. Garner and audience feedback video of your film.

FULL FEEDBACK on all entries. Winners (at least 100 a year) get their first scenes of their script or their short screenplay read at the MONTHLY Screenplay Festival.

Watch the recent 1st scene screenplay winning readings:
https://www.youtube.com/watchlist=PLAE83B1D5444F96EE&v=OiP2tS7d9u0

Send in your first scenes of your feature, short, or TV Pilot screenplay. Limit 10 pages.

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. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

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  • Leiter Daniellson

    One of the Best Contest I have entered since joining Film Freeway! Their feedback was fantastic and really made a difference with the way I proceeded to write the next chapters!
    Leiter Daniellson

    September 2022
  • Suzanne LUTAS

    I can only recommend this festival for the quality of their feedback. Their perks are highly valuable and their hospitality undeniable! This was my first, and no doubt not my last participation in this contest!

    September 2021
  • Ken White

    A wonderful experience with these guys. Great communication and constructive feedback. Highly recommended...

    September 2021
  • Carole Starcevic

    What an outstanding and original Festival. Different because of its focus on first scenes! Awesome. We - the @RapsodiesSAS team - are very proud of our award from the First Scene & Short Film Screenplay Festival! A special taste of a unique festival. It highlights the importance of these first pages.
    Thanks and long life to the First Scene & Short Film Screenplay Festival team for their original idea, their constructive management of the festival and their good taste ;-)
    We love you guys!
    https://www.rapsodies.fr/

    July 2021
  • Henry Myers

    I have participated in many festivals over the past few years, and this is one of the best. It provides everything you could ask for in a script contest, and more.

    It starts with the feedback. This festival takes each screenplay seriously, providing substantial and significant notes that will at least dramatically improve your screenplay. They really help you to see where your scripts need to work with excellent suggested revisions. Feedback is given quickly, and the new presentation option is a terrific opportunity to improve your chances of winning.

    I have never taken part in a competition like this that offers the four-tiered competition system. It's clear and efficient, offering so many opportunities to move your script forward, and they seem eager for it each step of the way.

    I strongly recommend First Scene and Short Film Screen Play Festival. For the first time in competitions, I feel like I'm getting value for my money, win or lose (I won).

    July 2021