Interview with Poet Terézia Kontová (DIET BUSINESS)

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    Watch the Poetry Reading DIET BUSINESS by Terézia Kontová

Interview with Terézia Kontová:

Matthew: What is the theme of your poem?

Terézia: It is a funny poem about love.

Matthew: How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

Terézia: Any response will mean much to me. Send me comments on terezakontova@yahoo.es

Matthew: How long have you been writing poetry?

Terézia: Many years.

Matthew: Do you have a favorite poet?

Terézia: Danielle Steel. She writes poems sometimes. There is a lot of heart there.

Matthew: What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

Terézia: It is wonderfull to watch an actor reading one of my work.

Matthew: Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Terézia: I write scripts and short stories too. I have a ready book of short stories but it has not…

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TV PILOTS Loglines and Pitches from Writers from all over the world

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Read today’s posted TV PILOT:

Submit your own FREE Logline Today:
http://www.wildsond.ca/logline.html

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Title: Communtiy Service
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/community_service_by_anica_moore.html

Written by: Anica Moore

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Drama

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Title: URBAN WILDLIFE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/urban_wildlife_by_kathy_myers.html

Written by: Kathy Myers

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Family

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Title: NEW GENERATION
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/new_generation_by_salvatore_cesarano.html

Written by: Salvatore Cesarano

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Comedy

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Title: WILD MIND 1
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wild_mind_1_by_fujio_torikai.html

Written by: Fujio Torikai

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama

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Title: THE PILLAGERS
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_pillagers_by_bernard_cecire.html

Written by: Bernard Cecire

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Fantasy

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Title: MINIGOLF CHASE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/minigolf_chase_by_emir_zukic.html

Written by: Emir Zukic

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: Family

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Title: CHICAGO: AFTER THE FIRE
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/chicago_after_the_fire_by_susan_kelly.html

Written by: Susan Kelly

Type: TV PILOT

Genre: History, Drama

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Title:…

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Interview with Wendy Markson, Founding Artistic Director for Breakthroughs Film Festival

The Breakthroughs Film Festival is the only festival in Canada devoted exclusively to short films by New Generation (18-30) female artists. We showcase films from any and every genre made by talented young women from all over the world. The title ‘Breakthroughs’ refers to the struggles emerging women artists face in an industry where they make up only 6 percent of directors, and must, in many cases, work even harder than their male counterparts to make their voices heard.

The 2015 Breakthroughs Film Festival will be held June 5-6, 2015.

For more information, please contact us at wendy@breakthroughsfilmfestival.com, and check out our website: http://www.breakthroughsfilmfestival.com

Matthew Toffolo Interviews Founding Artistic Director Wendy Markson:

Matthew: Why is the city of Toronto the perfect fit for what you’re showcasing at the festival?

Wendy: Toronto is the 4th largest city in North America and one of the most multicultural cities in the world, allowing Breakthroughs to draw on a great diversity of emerging talent. As one of the main creative hubs in Canada and host of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), one of the largest and most influential film festivals worldwide, Toronto is home to a great many established and aspiring filmmakers and always draws new talent. Toronto also houses three world-class universities and countless film college programs, which guarantees a never-ending stream of new young women emerging at various stages of their film careers. Providing filmmakers with access to a diverse and well-developed filmmaking community along with all the tools they need to develop their work, Toronto is the ideal location for a festival showcasing the work of female artists as they negotiate their positions in this traditionally male-dominated industry.

Matthew: What is the goal of your film festival?

Wendy: Breakthroughs works to provide New Generation women filmmakers with more clear opportunities by offering the only festival in Canada devoted solely to short films made by young women. By promoting submissions to our festival, we hope to encourage the work of young women who may feel challenged by the male domination of the industry, allowing them to see our festival as a stepping stone, or ‘breakthrough’, towards their future development and success as filmmakers. At the same time, we hope that attendance at the festival will raise awareness of the under-representation of women filmmakers, by showcasing to both the film and larger cultural communities the great value women bring to the table.

Matthew: How has the festival changed since is began until now?

Wendy: Breakthroughs is only entering its 4th year, and has grown a little in size each year in the number of submissions received and attendance. In the last two years, we’ve also been fortunate to receive recognition and funding from the government of Ontario. While we previously accepted submissions from Canadian applicants only, for the first time in 2015 we are accepting submissions from the international community. As we are still in the early stages of growing our organization, the possibilities are endless! Currently, we are working towards partnering with other film festivals and cultural organizations to be able to more widely promote our unique offering to the local and international community.

Matthew: How many films are you showcasing at your Film Festival this year in how many days?

Wendy: Between 15 and 20 films over 2 days.

Matthew: Can you give us a sneak peak of what to expect for the 2015 Festival?

Wendy: Each year, we select the most interesting films to screen, while aiming to showcase the great variety of talent women filmmakers bring to the industry. As in previous years, we will screen short films from a variety of genres — comedy, drama, documentary, animation, etc. This year, by opening the festival to applicants from around the world, we hope to add an international flair to the variety we’ve already been able to showcase.

Matthew: Is there going to be an overall theme for the 2015 festival?

Wendy: The overall theme of each year’s Breakthroughs Film Festival is simply, yet importantly, the inspiring talent New Generation women filmmakers are bringing to the industry.

Matthew: Where do you see your festival in 5 years?

Wendy: In 5 years, we would like to see Breakthroughs emerge as one of the go-to festivals in Toronto for New Generation female artists to develop and showcase their work, as well as for others in the film industry to discover new talent. We hope to achieve this by partnering with more widely-known festivals and cultural organizations, and by welcoming more high-profile Toronto film industry names onto our Board of Directors.

Matthew: What’s the current status of the Film Scene in Toronto?

Wendy: Toronto is North America’s third largest screen-based production centre, thanks to world-class talent in every aspect of filmmaking. We are home to over 50 film festivals and counting! The Toronto film scene owes a lot to the huge success of TIFF, which in addition to its annual film festival, also acts year-round as a hub for film discovery and appreciation. Toronto is also huge in the documentary film scene with Hot Docs, the largest documentary festival in North America. Toronto’s vibrant film scene consistently draws a high volume and variety of talent from around the world, and it’s booming.

Matthew: What film have you seen the most in your life?

Wendy: My favorite childhood film was The Sound of Music, which I watched over and over again until I could not only sing all the songs, but even recite most of the dialogue from memory! Climb Every Mountain, sisters! Great message for young women. More recently, I’ve been watching and re-watching Samsara, a sort of global travelogue showcasing some of the most beautiful, and occasionally disturbing, real sites and scenes of our diverse world. It’s breathtaking.

Matthew: What else are you passionate about besides running this festival?

Wendy: I’m passionate about mindful communication, authenticity, self-expression, and the diverse beauty of the human experience. And with all those ideals in mind, encouraging people to work together rather than against each other to build the kind of world we want to live in.

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Matthew Toffolo, Interviewer BIO

Filmmaker of over 20 short films and TV episodes, Matthew Toffolo is the current CEO of the WILDsound Film and Writing Festival. He had worked for the organization since its inception in 2007 serving as the Short Film Festival’s moderator during the Audience Feedback sessions.

Go to http://www.wildsound.ca and submit your film, script, or story to the festival.

Go to http://www.wildsoundfestival.com and watch recent and past winning writing festival readings.

Deadline January 31st: SUBMIT your FEATURE Screenplay to Writing Festival.

WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

– Get FULL FEEDBACK on your script. Winners get their script performed by professional actors at the Writing Festival!

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/winning_screenplays.html

READ 100s of testimonials for past submitters –
http://www.wildsound.ca/wildsound_festival_review.html

WATCH: “THE FIREWORKS STAND” Last month’s winning feature script reading:

WATCH: “FLEET WEEK” December 2014 Feature Script:

WATCH: “CAHOOTS” November 2014 Feature Script:

WATCH: “THE FIX FACTORY” October 2014 Feature Script:

Watch the past winning readings. Winner every month!
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

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Deadline January 31st – MYSTERY Novel Writing Festival. SAVE $70 off regular submission

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Submit your MYSTERY Novel by Jan. 31st and receive $70 off the regular submission.

Submissions get a transcript of their BOOK performed by professional actors.

FULL FEEDBACK on your entire novel book from our committee of Professional Writers, and Writing Consultants. Get your novel performed by a professional actor at the festival.

Email your story to info@wildsound.ca in .pdf, .doc, .wpd, .rtf, or .fdr format.

In the body in the email please add your:
– FULL NAME
– CITY AND COUNTRY
– TITLE OF STORY
– TYPE OF STORY (genre, length)
– (optional) and a 1-2 line synopsis of your story.

Then, click on the LINK and submit your novel for only $150. ($70 off the regular submission)
http://www.wildsound.ca/mystery_novel_festival.html

    Watch BOOK/STORY READINGS (see what happens when you submit

    Festival Review – Read testimonials of past submitters who send in their 1st chapter or entire novel.
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wildsound_novel_contest_festival_review.html

    Submit a novel book…

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    Watch NOVEL and SHORT STORY READINGS performed by professional actors

    WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

    Watch NOVEL and SHORT STORY READINGS from the Writing Festival
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/novel_and_short_story_readings.html

    Get your story performed by professional actors.

    Deadline: SHORT STORY Festival. Get your story performed at the 2015 Writing Festival Events.
    http://www.wildsound.ca/short_story_contest.html

    Deadline: 1st CHAPTER/FULL NOVEL Festival. Get your works showcased at 2015 festival events.
    http://www.wildsound.ca/book_contest.html

    Get your story performed at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

    OR

    Deadline Jan. 31st: SUBMIT your NOVEL (both your 1st chapter or full novel accepted)
    And we’ll make it into a MOVIE
    http://www.wildsound.ca/audio_video_book.html

    See past examples of novels made into movies and see the viewership they obtain.

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    CRIME Stories from the Writing and Film Festival

    WILDsound Writing and Film Festival Review

    Watch winning stories and movies showcased at the Writing and Film Festival in this genre: Short, Feature, TV Screenplays. Short Stories. Novels. Stage Plays. Poems. Stories from festival made into movies.
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/crime_stories.html

    Submit your writing or film to the festival today:
    http://www.wildsound.ca

      Watch the PLAYLIST:

    Watch videos of past CRIME Movies and Readings:

    WRONG PLACE, WRONG CRIME
    WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/wrong_place_wrong_crime.html

    Germany, Crime

    MOUSSE
    WATCH Audience FEEDBACK Video
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/mousse.html

    Sweden, Drama

    LAPSUS
    WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/lapsus.html

    Crime, France

    OLIVIA
    WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/olivia.html

    Crime, Canada

    THE HOPPER
    WATCH Audience FEEDBACK
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/the_hopper.html

    Animation, Germany

    SCREAMWRITER – Short Script
    May 2014 Reading
    Written by Lee Forgang
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/screamwriter.html

    WATCH – HANNIBAL TV Show Spec
    April 2014 Reading
    by Ibba Armancas
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/hannibal_tv_spec_screenplay.html

    CHAPTER NOVEL – Rabbit’s Man
    February 2014 Reading
    Written by Philip Oyok
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/rabbits_man.html

    AWAKE TO MURDER – Stage Play
    September 2014 Reading
    Written by Reece Pocock
    http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/awake_to_murder.html

    FIRST SCENE – WHERE…

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