What On Earth Is Going On ?

What On Earth Is Going On? in cooperation with MSN, asked Filmaka's membership for shorts about what was important to them in their lives.
We received almost 100 submissions from around the world. The shorts were submitted in every genre including documentary, narrative, experimental, animation; and on almost every topic including swinging cholitas, dating in the cyber age, nature, family, and religion.

The 'What On Earth is Going On' jury selected first and second place winners who were awarded $7500 each, a third place winner was awarded $5000, and one Special Jury Mention was designated. In addition, 15 Finalists were awarded $1500 each and their films were showcased at whatonearth.msn.com

Watch the winning shorts below:


Mauricio Saravia's quiet recitation of his evocative journey takes us on a poetic journey outside our everyday concepts of reality.
Directed By: Varda Hardy
 Crew Members: 3

This Is My Life
Directed By Alexander Honisch

Why I Do It?
Directed By Pablo Olmos Arrayales

Central Station
Directed By Fabrice Boutique

Neon Thoughts
Directed By Kevin Bradshaw

Coming Of The Son Of Man
Directed By Brad Reynolds

Directed By Takehiko Nishizawa

Directed By Varda Hardy

Leaving The Ivory Tower
Directed By Lee Isserow

Directed By Nathan Waire

White Noise
Directed By Slobodan Tomic

Meet With Ds
Directed By Kenji Kawataki

Strong Bodies Fight
Directed By William Donaruma

A Tap Dripping
Directed By Joshua Balgos

Junk Boat
Directed By Sam Boyer

Olta - The Barb
Directed By A. S. Hakan Gok