You shoot a 3-5 min. short film about that topic, and upload it within the 4 week time frame.
13 films will be selected per monthly competition cycle: 3 films by Filmaka executives, 6 films by participants in the competition, 2 films by non-competing members, and 2 films by popular vote.
All 13 films will be sent to the Jury who will select the top 3 winners for that month:
- First place award: $2500
-Second place award: $1500
-Third place award: $750
All 3 monthly prize winners (36 in total) are entered into the Annual Feature Film Competition, along with no more than 4 winners from the Free Form Competition, and no more than 4 other entries selected by Filmaka executives.
ANNUAL FEATURE FILM COMPETITION:
Filmaka provides the final competition topic, for example "The Affair".
Between 40 and 44 Finalists will shoot a 3-5 min. short film about that topic, and upload it within the 4-week time frame.
1 winner out of the 40-44 Finalists will be chosen by the Jury, Filmaka executives and all Filmaka members who have submitted a film in the monthly competition in the last 12 months (excluding the Finalists), to make a feature film produced by Filmaka in conjunction with Riverstone Pictures.