1st Scene Festival Testimonial – January 14 2019

As a girl, it is not always easy to find representation in the film industry. Female Film Festival was the first festival to promote my work to the public. The feedback was extremely helpful and encouraged me to write consecutive drafts.

Watch the Screenplay Reading: 

Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy

An insect-obsessed preteen girl struggles to create a great science fair project amidst an absentee mother, a relentless bully, and a fungal monstrosity of a foster mother.

CAST LIST:

Narrator: Jarrod Terrill
Mikey: Rhys Harrison
Frankie: Gauri Prasad
Narrator: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Alice: Rachel Salsberg
Claudia: Nancy Kenny

A Film Freeway Preferred Festival:

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TOP 10 First Scene Screenplays of 2018

Here are the TOP 10 winning readings for 2018 out of over 500 submissions.

ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay – THE WRECKERS
January 2018 Reading
by Kristy Leigh Lussier
ACTORDRAMA 1st Scene Screenplay – SCUPPERNONGS
January 2018 Reading
by Lynne Ashe
ACTOR1st Scene TV Screenplay – FAT VS EVIL
February 2018 Reading
by Alex Sheldon
ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay – SOMETHING LIKE FATE
February 2018 Reading
by Matt Huntington
ACTORDISCORDANT – 1st Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Ferdinand W. Gernandt
ACTORLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay – DELIVERY GIRL
February 2018 Reading
by Katherine Grant Krieger
ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: UNTIL THE DAY by Craig Andrews

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: REMEMBERING LIZ by Joan Beilstein

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

First Scene Festival Announces its 2019 Screenplay Winners (72 total)


ACTORDRAMA 1st Scene Screenplay – SCUPPERNONGS
January 2018 Reading
by Lynne Ashe
ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay – THE WRECKERS
January 2018 Reading
by Kristy Leigh Lussier
ACTORACTION 1st Scene Screenplay – ZOMBIE CRUIZE
January 2018 Reading
by A.K.A. Smith
ACTORHORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – RED LIGHT
January 2018 Reading
by Dempsey Tillman & Ted Dewberry
ACTORCRIME TV 1st Scene Screenplay – KILLING MOSES
January 2018 Reading
by Ricardo M. Fleshman
ACTORLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay – FALLING STAR
January 2018 Reading
by Katie L. Marshall
ACTORDRAMA 1st Scene Screenplay – PREY FOR THE DAY
January 2018 Reading
by Richard M. Kjeldgaard
ACTOR1st Scene TV Screenplay – JAKOB’S COVE
February 2018 Reading
by Travis Darkow
ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene TV Screenplay – CHARACTERS
February 2018 Reading
by Chris Harris
ACTOR1st Scene TV Screenplay – FAT VS EVIL
February 2018 Reading
by Alex Sheldon
ACTORTHRILLER 1st Scene Screenplay – FORTY WINKS
February 2018 Reading
by Mitch Moldofsky
ACTOR 1st Scene Screenplay – THE PLAYLISTS
February 2018 Reading
by Michael Kotsiros
ACTORLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay – DELIVERY GIRL
February 2018 Reading
by Katherine Grant Krieger
ACTORROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay – SOMETHING LIKE FATE
February 2018 Reading
by Matt Huntington
ACTORHORROR 1st Scene Screenplay – THE VILLAGE SLEEPS
February 2018 Reading
by Chloe Bellande
ACTORMYSTERY 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE COLD SLEEPER
March 2018 Reading
by John Lucas Bowman
ACTORANIMATION 1st SCENE Screenplay – MARIE’S JOURNEY
March 2018 Reading
by Keith Famie
ACTOR1st SCENE Screenplay – CHILDREN OF THE DUST
March 2018 Reading
by John McCarney
ACTORFANTASY 1st SCENE Screenplay – ENTANGLED
March 2018 Reading
by Sharon Powers
ACTORTHRILLER 1st SCENE Screenplay – THE BLUE ROOM
March 2018 Reading
by Victoria Mitchell
ACTORTV 1st Scene Screenplay – TOUCH
March 2018 Reading
by Robert Cox
ACTORTV Best Scene Screenplay – WHAT THE HELL
March 2018 Reading
by Melissa Willis
ACTORDISCORDANT – 1st Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Ferdinand W. Gernandt
ACTORINDIAN COUNTRY – 1st Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Troy Kelly
ACTORSANDS OF LANIKAI – 1st Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Greg Blair
ACTORFEAR OF THE DOPPELGANGER – 1st Scene Screenplay
April 2018 Reading
by Jonah Jones
ACTORTHE THINGS WE MISS – LGBT 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bonnie Brookby

ACTORTHE GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE BENTLEY GIRLS – FAN FICTION 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Elisa Herrman

ACTORTRIGGERS – 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Robert J. Sawyer

ACTORTHE PAPER PRINCESS – ANIMATION 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Stephanie Barnes

ACTORWAVERLY RIDING – FEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Carla Miles

ACTORTHE FIRST A.I. PRESIDENT – FANTASY 1st Scene Screenplay
May 2018 Reading
by Bernard S. Smith

ACTORHALFWAY TO MARS – 1st Scene LGBT Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Fabian Martin

ACTORPIANO LESSONS – 1st Scene LGBT Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Nevada McPherson

ACTORCROSSSING THE COWHOUSE – 1st Scene LGBT Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by David Lykes Keenan

ACTORUNBALANCED LIFE – 1st Scene Screenplay
June 2018 Reading
by Kristy Leigh Lussier

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: UNTIL THE DAY by Craig Andrews

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: MARCO POLO by Jeff Heckler

ACTORWinning FEMALE 1st Scene Script: AMERICAN PRINCESS by Jenny Kleiman

ACTORWinning DRAMA 1st Scene Script: TAKE THE SHOT by Jim Norman

ACTORWinning HORROR 1st Scene Script: WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO by Sean Elwood

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: REMEMBERING LIZ by Joan Beilstein

ACTORWinning 1st Scene Script: EDEN by Jean Barker

ACTORWinning THRILLER 1st Scene Script: FIELDS OF BLOOD by Michael Meade

ACTORWinning FANTASY 1st Scene Script: FORGET ME NOTS by John Dummer

ACTORSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: APHELION by Karl Van Allen
August 2018

ACTORCOMEDY 1st Scene Screenplay: THE SIDEKICK RULES by Chris Warner
August 2018

ACTORWinning SCI-FI 1st Scene Script: POLE by Robert Dodrill

ACTORDIVERSITY 1st Scene Screenplay: SINGLE BLACK FEMALE by Jasmine Pittman
August 2018

STORYTV 1st Scene Screenplay: JILLIAN AND THE SHARKS by Josephine Perry
September 2018

STORYLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: OFF SCRIPT by Tamar Palmer
September 2018

STORYLGBT 1st Scene Screenplay: SIGHT UNSEEN by Nicholas Downs & Susan Mac Nicol
September 2018

STORYSCI-FI 1st Scene Screenplay: JUBILATION by Meghan Fitzmartin
September 2018

STORY1st Scene Screenplay: MARKED by Leah Pollack
September 2018

STORYLGBT 1ST SCENE Screenplay: FLUIDITY by Taylor Carter
October 2018
STORYACTION 1ST SCENE Screenplay: SAVIOR by Tim Molloy
October 2018
STORYSCI-FI 1ST SCENE Screenplay: CHASING MONSTERS by Daniel Katz
October 2018

STORYDIVERSITY 1st Scene Reading: INHERIT-LY GAY by Michael Preston
November 2018

STORY1st Scene Reading: WHITTAKER ALGER AND DICK by Stephen Witty
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: SUPERFAN by Harry Greenberger
November 2018

STORYCOMEDY 1st Scene Reading: THE FRANCHISE by James Grayford
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: PUNCTURED by Shari Hamrick Grewal
November 2018

STORYHORROR 1st Scene Reading: TIMMY COOKE: A CANNIBAL LOVE STORY by Aaron Barrocas
November 2018

STORYFAN FICTION 1st Scene Reading: KENOBI: A STAR WARS STORY by Paul Watkins
November 2018

STORYTHRILLER 1st Scene Reading: THE GIRL IN THE WELL by Richard Webb
November 2018

STORYTV 1st Scene Screenplay: CASE UNSOLVED by CJ Arellano
December 2018

STORYACTION 1st Scene Screenplay: BACKWATER by Daniel Katz
December 2018

STORYROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay: AND THEN THIS HAPPENED by Steve Feld
December 2018

STORYFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay: ALICE THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE by Helen Marsh
December 2018

STORYDRAMA 1st Scene Screenplay: LOST MEMORIES by Bernard Riedhammer
December 2018

We also accept online submissions through Film Freeway. Click on the link BELOW to submit online through this middle-man resource website.

Watch the December 2018 1st Scene Script Winners


STORYTV 1st Scene Screenplay: CASE UNSOLVED by CJ Arellano
December 2018

STORYACTION 1st Scene Screenplay: BACKWATER by Daniel Katz
December 2018

STORYROMANCE 1st Scene Screenplay: AND THEN THIS HAPPENED by Steve Feld
December 2018

STORYFEMALE 1st Scene Screenplay: ALICE THROUGH THE MICROSCOPE by Helen Marsh
December 2018

STORYDRAMA 1st Scene Screenplay: LOST MEMORIES by Bernard Riedhammer
December 2018

 

We also accept online submissions through Film Freeway. Click on the link BELOW to submit online through this middle-man resource website.

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

Director: Kierston Drier
Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Camera Operator: Mary Cox

Winning TV Spec Screenplay Reading: THE GOLDBERGS TV Show by Elizabeth Shum

TV Screenplay Festival. Submit Today.

Beverly uses a Caboodle to glamourize Barry into “Bowie”, who sings against Erica to win Lainey’s extra Guns N’ Roses ticket – becoming “The Labyrinth” muse Adam needs to remove his writer’s block.

CAST LIST:

Erica – 30 – KATELYN VARADI
Murray – 22 – PETER NELSON
Beverly – 70 – PAOLA SCATTOLON
Narration – Sean Ballantyne
Barry – 64 – NICK DOLAN
Adam – 43 – ADRIAN CARLOS CARTER
Lainey – 32 – KYANA TERESA

Submit your TV Show/Pilot via FilmFreeway:

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

Director: Kierston Drier

Casting Director: Sean Ballantyne

Editor: Kimberly Villarruel

Camera Op: Mary Cox

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Winning Short Screenplay – Hanging Out In Malaysia by Wolfgang Schuler

Los Angeles feedback film festival

HANGING OUT IN MALAYSIA
Written by Wolfgang Schuler

CAST LIST:

GATE ATTENDANT – Laura Kyswaty
PASSENGER – Peter Nelson
NARRATOR – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Drama/Thriller

a naive Aussie business man arrives in Malaysia in 1986 during the week when the first westerners, an Australian and a British man, were sentenced to death and hanged under Malaysia’s tough drug trafficking laws.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

It’s about a naive Aussie business man arriving in Malaysia in 1986 during the week when the first westerners, an Australian and a British man, were sentenced to death and hanged under Malaysia’s tough drug trafficking laws.

What genres does your screenplay under?

Drama/Thriller

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It’s not everyday that you visit a country, unbeknownst of what is about to occur, and feel that everyone is looking at you for all the…

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Winning Short Screenplay – Last Minute by Ray Salazar

Los Angeles feedback film festival

LAST MINUTE
Written by Ray Salazar

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Laura Kyswaty
JANE – Kelly Daly
JESSE – Gabriel Darku

SYNOPSIS:

Drama

A guy buys an ingredient for his girlfriend’s cupcake recipe that is going to be entered into a contest.

Get to know the winning writer:

What is your screenplay about?

My screenplay is about a guy who buys an ingredient for his girlfriend’s cupcake recipe that is going to be entered into a contest.

What genres does your screenplay under?

I think the genre would best fit into drama.

Why should this screenplay be made into a movie?

It should be made into a film because it’s simple and make people get a reaction.

How would you describe this script in two words?

Surprisingly intriguing.

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

That is hard question because I would binge watch movies when I…

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