COMPETITION RULES


COMPETITION RULES

Last Modified December 1, 2017

Filmaka Members can submit a Short of any genre that is up 20 minutes in length and of any genre (with the exception of documentary). The file should be in the Mp4 file format with a size limit of 1GB. The Short can be previously made content that the Filmaka Members owns the rights to, but it can't have been submitted for another Filmaka contest. Every six (6) months or at the end of one hundred (100) Short submissions by Members, whichever is sooner, Filmaka Executives will select two (2) winners. The prize is the right to enter a new Short into the Final Competition (details below and on the Feature Film Competition Tab):

Final Competitions and Prizes

At the end of twelve (12) Periodic Competitions, three (3) prize winners of each Periodic Competition (thirty-three [33] prize winners total) shall have the right to enter a new Short into a Final Competition, along with no more than four (4) winners from the Free Form Competitions, and no more than four (4) 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, the winners of the Free Form Competitions, and the members whose entries were selected by executives of Filmaka, will each create a Short about that topic and upload it within the timeframe specified by Filmaka.

One (1) 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 twelve (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 Ltd.


Competition Terms and Condition

  • Every month or so Filmaka provides a competition topic, for example Stuck in Traffic.
  • You shoot a 3-5 min. short film about that topic, and upload it within the 4-week time frame.
  • 13 films will be selected per periodic competition cycle: 3 films by Filmaka Executives, 6 films by Participants in the competition, 2 films by Non-Competing Filmaka Members, and 2 films by Popular Vote.
  • All 13 films will be sent to the Jury who will select the top 3 winners for that contest:
  • First place award: $2500
  • Second place award: $1500
  • Third place award: $750
  • All 3 periodic prize winners (36 in total) are entered in the Feature Film Competition, along with no more than 4 winners from the Free Form Competition, and no more than 4 other entries selected by Filmaka Executives.

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION:

  • Filmaka provides the final competition topic, for example, "The Affair."
  • Between 40 and 44 Finalists will shoot a 3-5 min. short film about that theme or topic, and upload it within the 4-week time frame.
  • 1 winner out of the 40 to 44 Finalists will be chosen by the Jury, Filmaka executives, and all Filmaka members who have submitted a film in the monthly competition in the last 12 months (excluding the Finalists), to make a feature film produced by Filmaka in conjunction with Riverstone Pictures.

VOTING RULES IN THE PERIODIC COMPETITON:

KEY:
Filmaka Member:

Member who is competing: 5 votes. Member can vote on the Filmaka Website or through the Filmaka App.

Non-Competing Member: 3 votes. Member votes on the Filmaka Website or through the Filmaka App.

Popular Vote:

Registered User-1 vote. Can vote through the Filmka App only.

VOTING PROCESS FOR MEMBER:

Competing Member: for every Short that a Member submits, they can cast 5 votes in a five star ranking system, with 5 stars awarded to the Member's first choice, and one star awarded to the Member's fifth choice.

On the App or on the Website: After a Member logs in, they go to My Shortlist where they have a running list of films they like. Voting begins 2 days after the competition closes, and stays open for 7 days. During this time, the Member may rank and then vote for their 5 favorite films using the star system: 5 being the best film out of the ones they like, 1 being the film they like least out of the 5 films they chose-then they click Submit. They can change their vote before the 7-day deadline; after the deadline, their vote is final. A Member whose short is in competition may NOT vote for their own film. In addition, if they don't vote for 5 films during the 7-day voting timeframe, their Short will be disqualified.

Non-Competing Member: On the App or on the Website: After a Member logs in, they go to My Shortlist where they have a running list of films they like. Voting begins 2 days after the competition closes and stays open for 7 days. During the 7 days, the Non-Competing Member designates the three films they like best, rating them with 3, 2, or 1 stars and then they submit their vote. They can change their vote before the 7-day deadline; after the deadline, their vote is final.

VOTING PROCESS FOR POPULAR VOTE:

Registered User: Votes on the App only, not on the Website: After the Registered User logs in, they go to My Shortlist where they have a running list of the films they like. Voting begins 2 days after the competition deadline ends and stays open for 7 days. During the 7 days, the Registered User designates the film they like the best with 1 star and then submits their vote. They can change their vote before the 7-day deadline; after the deadline, their vote is final.

FEATURE FILM VOTING PROCESS:


Filmaka Members only: 1 vote

Filmaka Members can vote on the Filmaka Website or through the Filmaka App.

Filmaka Members who have submitted a film in the monthly competition in the last 12 months (excluding the Finalists) are eligible to vote in the Feature Film Competition with one vote.