GENIE by Jason Harper (Chicago, IL). Winning submission for the Discover Card Film Challenge. VIA agency featured Jason's film in their cross-platform marketing campaign.
CREATURE by Bragi Schut (Los Angeles). Produced for Snickers and their agency BBDO as part of the "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign launched at this year's Super Bowl.
THE PROPHECY by Santiago Tapia (Boston, MA). A zombie world starts to take over and a cop decides to matters into his own hands. From our Feature Film Competition.
CREATURE STORY by Brian Rowe (Encino, CA). What happen when the story you're writing becomes your real life tale of horror?!? From our Feature Film Competition.
THE FIRST DAY by Alexander Curtis (United Kingdom). Horrors from the unseen and unknown. From our Feature Film Competition.
 
 
 
 
   
 


FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
ANOTHER WAVE OF WINNERS

The Feature Film Competition is the seminal call to action upon which Filmaka was founded. Producers Deepak Nayar and Thomas Augsberger wanted a way to find bold new writer-directors and see their original ideas. Each round of the Feature Film Competition assigns a different theme and sets a short deadline - usually one month - to write, direct, edit, and upload your film. Peers vote, Filmaka executives vote, and finally the Filmaka Jury votes on who the next wave of members are to make it to the upper echelon. Our Feature Film Competition has cycled through 26 rounds of creative assignments, through which we've discovered and rewarded over 400 different filmmakers from around the world. Get to know the faces of our 61 Feature Film Finalists who represent the elite of writer-directors ready to take the next step into helming their own feature.





...AND JUDGING YOUR FILM

SUBMISSIONS OPEN DOORS
SHORT FILM ENTRIES TURNED FEATURE

SWINGING WITH THE FINKELS played the Cannes Film Festival but started out as a short film submitted to a Filmaka competition. It got writer-director Jonathan Newman noticed. A couple of transatlantic calls later, it got him a feature film deal with Filmaka founders Deepak Nayar and Thomas Augsberger. Other member-directed Filmaka-produced features include Eli Craig's TUCKER & DALE VS EVIL, and Newman's follow-up film FOSTER, starring Toni Collette.


DOC FINALISTS COMPETE
WINNER GETS THEIR FILM PRODUCED

The final submissions are in for our Documentary Competition! These follow-up films will be viewed by members of our FILMAKA JURY. All Doc Finalists are competing for the grand prize of having their documentary produced by Filmaka founder Deepak Nayar (producer of Buena Vista Social Club). Get to know the faces of our finalists!
A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE
REGIONAL HIGHLIGHTS FROM PARIS TO SINGAPORE

Filmaka is proud to support a community of over 20,000 members in over 150 countries. We have organized our submissions by world region and singled out noteworthy films and filmmakers from each zone in our INTERNATIONALE SELECTIONS. As our world becomes increasingly globalized, so does the target audience for each single piece of media. While each culture retains it's local flavor, a film has to appeal to both Zurich and Peoria. Find out how our filmmakers are bridging the gap.



PROVEN TRACK RECORD
FILMAKA VETERANS ARE FILMMAKING VETERANS

We like to acknowledge the success of our members both within Filmaka and in the larger world of media making. Click through to the profiles of any competition winner on this site, and you are likely to find mention of other medals and accomplishments. While many of our members are still breaking in to the industry, a great number are already working in features, commercials, viral videos and more. Take a minute to read a small sample of the accolades earned in festivals and funding by these FILMAKA SUCCESS STORIES.
KNOW THE LATEST
   
MEMBER PRODUCED SERIES
  • Bare
  • Admuse
  • Starlet
  • The Ten Commandments
  • Christie
  • Runaway Stars
  • Reaching Julie
$14,000 FOR PITCH & PRODUCTION
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Thank you to everyone who uploaded pitches! Filmaka and Harbor Freight Tools will be analyzing them to find the best and brightest ideas!

Submit your pitch for a commercial to drive foot traffic to HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS! Ten pitches will be awarded $500 as semi-finalists. HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS' goal is to produce three of those pitches and air them on cable, network TV, and online - a potential audience of millions! Greenlit pitches will each receive a $12,000 production budget, plus a $1,500 bonus for the writer-director. Including the $500 semi-finalist prize, that's a total of $14,000!




WIN $10,000 FOR YOUR PITCH
SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

Thank you to everyone who uploaded pitches! Filmaka and Hungry-Man will be pouring over them to find the best and brightest ideas!

If your pitch is selected, you will receive $30,000 production funding to shoot your films, use of that Hungry Hero's professional actor, a $10,000 prize, and the chance to have your work seen as part of a nation-wide viral campaign for this classic American brand. Good luck to everyone who submitted!


4 WINNERS FEATURED
PART OF A CROSS-PLATFORM CAMPAIGN

Congratulations to Bragi Schut, Jason Harper, Matt Pulliam, and Michael Newman! They have been chosen to be featured on Discover's EVERY DAY GIVEAWAY SWEEPSTAKES website, and as part of a nation-wide cross-platform media campaign! Each film answers the question "What would you do if you won $1 million?" Their ideas were selected for production funding based on the pitches they uploaded to our site. Watch their winning spots, plus those of our other three DISCOVER CARD FILM CHALLENGE finalists!
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