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.