1. What is WILDsound?
WILDsound promotes and examines film in all its forms, and is dedicated to providing essential feedback to artists at any stage of their careers. We foster the development of new talents in filmmaking, writing, and criticism. WILDsound is an extraordinary resource for creators and film lovers alike.
2. Who runs WILDsound?
WILDsound is run by the independent film production company Wildcard Pictures Corp. CLICK HERE for more info.
3. What is the WILDsound festival?
The WILDsound Festival is held twelve times a year in Toronto's entertainment district at the prestigious National Film Board of Canada. It runs the last weekend of every month, featuring international scripts and international short or feature films. All events from now on are FREE too!
Check the left navbar on the website for upcoming programs.
WILDsound's Film Festival accepts any genre of short and feature films, including but not limited to drama, comedy, animation, music, dance, and documentary.
WILDsound's Screenplay Festival night features a different type of writing each month:
Because the Festival is monthly, there are ongoing deadlines and films and scripts are accepted year-round.
4. Why is WILDsound different from other film festivals?
What makes WILDsound unique is the FEEDBACK SESSION built into every evening. At the end of each screening or reading, the audience is led in a moderated discussion for the benefit of the writer or filmmaker.
5. What kind of contests does WILDsound have?
In addition to WILDsound's ongoing acceptance of short films for the Film Festival, our various screenwriting contests run throughout the year. Deadlines are ongoing to the one in which the winners will be featured (see above). Finalists are announced 3 weeks prior, and winners the month before the final event during which the winning scripts are cast with professional actors for reading at the Screenplay Festival.
Scripts that are not selected to be read will receive feedback from the Committee by email, and winners get to hear their scripts read aloud and the audience's feedback.
In addition, the winner of the one page screenplay competition is made into a short film by Wildcard Pictures and WILDsound.
- One page contest
- Feature and short screenplay
- TV pilot and spec screenplay
- Film festival
6. What happens when I submit my work to WILDsound?
When you submit your film or writing to WILDsound, it is entered into consideration for upcoming festival participation. Whether or not your work is ultimately selected to be featured at the National Film Board of Canada event, you will receive feedback from the Committee about what it feels would help move your future work to the next level.
7. What if I want individual one-on-one feedback on my work?
WILDsound's Head of Coverage offers in depth, one-on-one consultation for screenwriters at extremely reasonable rates. For more information, email email@example.com with the subject line "Coverage."
8. What else does can I find on the WILDsound website?
FESTIVAL FEEDBACK VIDEOS
WATCH SHORT FILMS (best on the internet!)
WATCH VIRAL VIDEOS
WATCH MOVIE SCENES
FILMMAKING AND STORYELLING NOTES
CURRENT MOVIE REVIEWS
CLASSIC MOVIES REVIEWS
POEMS and SHORT STORIES
9. What are the job opportunities at WILDsound?
WILDsound offers opportunities for reviewers for both current and classic films, columnists, and critics. If you think you have what it takes to write for WILDsound, send an inquiry and sample column or review to firstname.lastname@example.org.
10. Why the long domain name?
That's a very long story. Actually our official domain name is www.wildsound.ca, and we hope you come back each and every day as there's always something new happening!