Web Series Competition # 5 (TRAPPED)

Filmaka members have three weeks to submit written Pitches only for the 3-5 minute pilot of an original web series they want to create based on the prompt: TRAPPED. After the Pitch competition closes, up to four (4) winners will be given $5000 each to shoot their Short which is their pilot for an original web series. The winners will have eight weeks to submit their Short along with nine (9) written Scripts, that together make up a ten-episode web series. Of the up to four (4) submissions, one winner will be awarded $25,000 to produce their original web series.

The Pitch and/or the Scripts should be as detailed as possible so that Filmaka executives have a clear vision of the web series the Member wants to create. Character lists, an overall summary of the web series, storyboards and scene sketches may be included as part of the Member's submission. While there is no limit to the number of pages for the Pitch or Scripts, it is important to remember that the produced version of the Pitch or Script will only be three (3) to five (5) minutes in length.


November 12th to December 3rd, 2018 (three weeks including three weekends):

Submit your written Pitch for the 3 - 5 minute pilot of the web series that you want to direct. We are looking for a web series based on the theme or topic: TRAPPED. It can be in any genre. Please keep the budget in mind when pitching your project.

The week of December 17th to December 21st, 2018: Up to four (4) winners will be selected.


December 24th, 2018 to January 18th, 2019 (eight weeks including eight weekends):

Up to four (4) Stage One Winners are awarded $5000 each to shoot a Short (3 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 minute Scripts, that along with their Short, is a ten-episode web series.

--Filmaka Members have eight weeks to submit both their Short and the nine written Scripts.


Between February 1st and February 8th, 2019: Out of the up to four (4) submissions, Filmaka executives will choose one grand prize winner who will be given $25,000 to produce a ten-episode web series based on their winning submission.

The Entry Period for Stage One, begins at 12:00:01 am Pacific Standard Daylight Savings Time ("PST") on November 12th, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on December 3rd, 2018. The up to 4 winners from Stage One will be announced by December 21st, 2018 by 11:50:50 pm PST. The Entry Period for Stage Two for the up to 4 winners of Stage One begins at 12:00:01 am PST on December 24th, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on January 18th, 2019. The winner of Stage Two will be announced by February 8th, 2019 at 11:50:50 PST.