Deadline Jan. 15th for POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE

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Deadline Jan. 15th for POETRY Festival – Get your poem made into a MOVIE and seen by 1000s –
http://www.wildsound.ca/poetrycontest.html

WATCH last month’s poetry readings performed by professional actors:
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/watch_december_2014_poetry_readings.html

    WATCH the last POETRY turned into movies:

    A SILILIAN CURSE:

    THE LITTLE BOOK OF MYSTIC POETRY:

Deadline to Submit your best/favorite scene from your screenplay…

…and we’ll have it performed at our festival using professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/submit_your_favorite_scene.html

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Deadline Jan. 15th: SUBMIT your FEATURE Screenplay to the Writing Festival.

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Deadline Jan. 15th: SUBMIT your FEATURE Screenplay to the Writing Festival. 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

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Interview with John Pisano-Thomsen, Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Winner

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    WATCH the 1st Scene Reading of “Dietrich Danzig” performed by professional actors:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Q Wilson
Dr. Bitten – Todd Dulmage
Ziggy – Barry Minshull
Zaki – Rob Young
Pearce – Jacob Klick
Emma – Alissa DeGrazia

SYNOPSIS:

A 95-year-old Pink Triangle survivor recalls his romance with a Nazi Officer’s son in 1935 that led to his interment at Dachau.

Interview with John Pisano-Thomsen:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

John Pisano-Thomsen: Although a fictitious character set against a historical background, Dietrich Danzig is the last known living survivor of the Pink Triangles arrested for homosexuality during the reign of the Third Reich.Through a 2011 interview with Dr. Theodrik Bitten of the United States Holocaust Museum, Dietrich, at the age of 95, takes us back to his young life as a successful ballet dancer in 1935. Coping with life under the Nazi re-enforcement of immorality law…

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Interview with Grant Reid, Winning 1st Scene Screenplay Writer for MY LAST DUCHESS

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WILDsound have a fantastic record for getting writers noticed and have an enormous community that’s still growing. It seemed like far too good an opportunity to miss.

– Grant Reid on why he submitted (and won!) to the WILDsound Screenplay Festival (Review)

    WATCH the 1st Scene Reading of MY LAST DUCHESS performed by professional actors:

CAST LIST:

NARRATOR – Susan Q Wilson
Catherine – Alissa DeGrazia
Thomas – Jacob Klick
Alexander – Rob Young
Duke – Todd Dulmage

SYNOPSIS:

When recently single Thomas moves next door and strikes a friendship with Catherine, Alexander spirals into a dark paranoia. With his sanity at stake Alexander is on the brink of losing everything.

Interview with Grant Reid:

Matthew Toffolo: What is your screenplay about?

‘My Last Duchess’ focuses on the fallible transformation that happens in humans when jealousy turns their love for someone into possession. It centralises on a paranoid husband (Alexander)…

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Interview with Rafael Aidar, director short film THE PACKAGE

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Wow … I was very moved and thrilled from the beginning to the end. Any work is only completed at the screening and we have no control over the audience’s perception. In the case of the feedback video, the producers and I were very happy about people’s grand welcoming of the film. They highlighted positive and striking points. For us, it’s another confirmation that The Package has been special hit with the audiences at the festivals we took part in – It is our feeling.

– Director Rafael Aidar on the WILDsound Experience (Review)

    Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video for THE PACKAGE

Interview with Rafael Aidar:

Matthew Toffolo: Your short film played at our festival in March 2014. How has it done since it screened? Has it played at more festivals? Distribution deal? Can be seen online?

Rafael: The Package has fortunately had – and continues to have – a…

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Watch January 2015 Novel Winning Reading. Interview with Writer Dana L. Goodman

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Dana Goodman’s memoir, “In the Cleft Joy Comes in the Mourning” is a powerful, poignant, and utterly heart wrenching true story surrounding sickness, grief and the inevitable mourning process. Dana Goodman shares what it was like to walk through the death of her first husband to cancer, and later, the simultaneous diagnosis of her son, second husband, and mother-in-law. Her son and mother-in-law both died. Intertwined with the pain and sadness, Dana shares tales of adventure and physical endurance, and humour.

Watch the Chapter 10 Reading from the WILDsound Festival. Performed by KRISTA MORIN:

Interview with the writer Dana L. Goodman:

Matthew: Why should people read this novel?

Dana: Every one of us will experience losses and unwanted endings in life, and people need to have hope that life and love can immerge even after unthinkable pain. In the Cleft will help you

– Find renewal, meaning and purpose again…

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Interview with David Lewis, Writer of STALLED Short Film

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I loved the feedback from the Toronto audience. The times i’ve seen it with an audience it’s either been for friends or it was attached to a larger screening so neither is optimal for a true response. The Toronto audience got what I was trying to create and having people say they were affected by my film was exactly what a filmmaker wants to hear.

– David Lewis on the WILDsound experience.

Interview with David Lewis:

Matthew: Your short film played at our festival in March 2014. How has it done since it screened? Has it played at more festivals? Distribution deal? Can be seen online?

David: Since the March screening at WILDsound we have gone on to play in 15 film festivals worldwide. Starting here at the Vancouver Film Fest to festivals throughout the US and Asia as well as in Europe. We do not currently have distribution. We…

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Interview with filmmaker David Bonneville (GYPSY)

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It was like a gift. I think the audience completely understood the film. There were very different comments but I agreed with what all of them said. Plus, as I went to the results page, I saw the film earned two awards – Best Global Performance and Best Cinematography. A big cherry on top of the cake.

– Director David Bonneville on the WILDsound experience.

    Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video from the June 2014 WILDsound Festival

Interview with David Bonneville:

Matthew Toffolo: Your short film played at our festival in June 2014. How has it done since it screened? Has it played at more festivals? Distribution deal? Can be seen online?

David: After screening at Toronto WILDsound Festival it played in more than 50 festivals. It got a TV distribution deal with EuroChannel and an on-line distribution deal with IndieFlix – so you can view it here:

https://indieflix.com/indie-films/gypsy-39104/

Matthew: What…

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Interview with director Elizabeth Thompson (This Dewdrop World)

Terrific film and filmmaker.

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I was thrilled with the audience response to the film. Some people in particular really “got” it, pointing to the words “and yet” in the opening haiku as the hint of hopefulness in the film. The shot of the school of fish shifting direction connotes that hope of a shift in consciousness. Cynicism is what parades as truth when real strength and courage are lacking (I’m paraphrasing Cornel West here); I was trying to push up against cynicism with that shot. Some people got it, others missed it.

– Elizabeth Thompson on the WILDsound experience.

Interview with director Elizabeth Thompson on her documentary short film This Dewdrop World

Matthew Toffolo: Your short film played at our festival in June 2014. How has it done since it screened? Has it played at more festivals? Distribution deal? Can be seen online?

Elizabeth Thompson: This Dewdrop World is finishing a spirited festival run…

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Interview with Director John Hellberg (Mousse)

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Seeing the people’s reactions and comments on the film from the Toronto audience was a great experience for me and the rest of the crew and cast. I wish more festivals had an event like this as it is the very core of filmmaking. It made the screening of my film at your festival (and the awards) really special and real.

– John Hellberg on the WILDsound Film Festival Experience (Review)

Watch the Audience FEEDBACK Video:

Interview with Director John Hellberg:

Matthew: Your short film played at our festival in March 2014. How has it done since it screened? Has it played at more festivals? Distribution deal? Can be seen online?

John: After being rejected at all the national film festivals back in Sweden we got a real slow start for the film. Since then Mousse has been shown at 51 festivals, competed at 40 festivals, that it has won…

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