WEB SERIES COMPETITION
FILMAKA TO FUND YOUR WEB SERIES
Are you an emerging filmmaker bursting with projects that you want to create?
Have you ever watched something thinking that you could do it better?
Now is your chance.
If you win, you have the opportunity to create exactly the series that you want to make.
In fact, your web series just may be the perfect material to become a TV pilot.
You won't find out until you try..
How it works:
Filmaka members submit short written pitches only for the 3-5 minute pilot of an original web series they want to create.
There are two pitch competitions: The first competition ran from 1/9/18 - 1/30/18. Filmaka wanted pitches for web series that were either comedies or dramas.
Now competition 2 is open for submission (1/31/18 - 2/21/18) and you have three weeks to submit your work. The genres for the second competition are either thriller (adventure or sci-fi) or romance.
After both pitch competitions have closed, four winners will be given $5000 each to shoot their short form pilot. They will have six weeks to submit their pilot along with nine scripts, that together make up a ten episode digital series. Of the four submissions, one winner will be awarded $25,000 to direct their original web series.
COMPETITION 1: CLOSED NOW. January 9th-January 30th (three weeks including three weekends):
Submit your written pitch for the 3-5 minute pilot of the web series that you want to direct in either the comedy or drama genre.
Two winners from competition 1 will be announced.
COMPETITION 2: NOW OPEN.
January 31st-February 21st (three weeks including three weekends):
Submit your written pitch for the 3-5 minute pilot of the web series that you want to direct in either the thriller (adventure or sci-fi) or romance genre.
Two winners from competition 2 will be announced.
March 1st-April 12th (six weeks including six weekends):
All four Stage One winners are awarded $5000 each to shoot a short film (up to 5 min. long) based on their winning pitches.
--In addition to their short, winners of Stage One are required to submit nine, 3 to 5 minutes scripts, that along with their short is a ten-episode digital series and/or that can be cut together as a 30 minute TV pilot.
-Contestants have six weeks to submit both their film and the nine scripts. The winner will be announced approximately one week after stage two ends.
Out of the four submissions, Filmaka will choose one winner who will be given $25,000 to shoot their series.
The Entry Period for Stage One, Competition 1 begins at 12:00:01 am Pacific Standard Daylight Savings Time ("PST") on Tuesday January 9, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on Tuesday January 30, 2018. The 2 winners of Competition 1 will be announced on February 6,2018. The Entry Period for Stage One, Competition 2 begins at 12:00:01 am PST on Wednesday January 31, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on Wednesday February 21, 2018. The 2 winners of Competition 2 will be announced on February 28, 2018. The Entry Period for Stage Two for the 4 winners of Stage One begins at 12:00:01 am PST on Thursday March 1, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on April 12, 2018. The winner of Stage Two will be announced on April 19, 2018.
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