• Filmaka will periodically provide a competition theme or topic, for example “Stuck in Traffic” for each of the 12 Periodic Competitions that occur per Final Competition cycle.

  • The Filmaka Member submits a 3-5 minute Short about that topic and uploads it within the time frame specified by Filmaka.

  • Up to 13 Shorts will be selected per Periodic Competition cycle as follows:

    Up to 6 Shorts by Members who submitted Shorts and voted for Shorts in the applicable Periodic Competition, up to 2 Shorts by Members who did not submit Shorts but voted for Shorts in the applicable Periodic Competition, up to 2 Shorts by Registered Users who voted for Shorts in the applicable Periodic Competition, and up to 4 Shorts by executives of Filmaka.

  • The final selected Shorts based on the above selection process will be sent to the Jury who will select the three (3) top winners of the applicable Periodic Competition.

  • The First place prize is Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500).
    The Second place prize is One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500).
    The Third place prize is Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750).

  • All three (3) prize winners of each Periodic Competition (36 prize winners total) shall have the right to enter a new Short into a Final Competition along no more than four (8) other entries selected by executives of Filmaka.

    FINAL COMPETITION RULES:

  • At the end of twelve (12) Periodic Competitions, 3 prize winners of each Periodic Competition (36 prize winners total), shall have the right to enter a new Short into the Final Competition, along with no more than 8 other entries selected by executives of Filmaka.

  • For each Final Competition, Filmaka provides a competition topic or theme, for example "The Affair".

  • The prize winners of the Periodic Competitions, and the Members whose entries were selected by executives of Filmaka, will each create a 3-5 minute Short about that topic and upload it within the time frame specified by Filmaka.

  • 1 grand prize winner of the applicable Final Competition will be chosen by all Members who submitted a Short in the Periodic Competitions occurring during the previous 12 competitions (excluding any Members who submitted a Short for the applicable Final Competition) the Jury, and Filmaka executives, to make a feature film produced by Filmaka in conjunction with Riverstone Pictures.