Updated November 21, 2019
Please make sure to keep your work within 3 to 5 minutes in length with the likely rating of your work equal to, or less restrictive, than "R" rated.
Being a global content company, we will use a mix between the US MPAA rating and the German FSK standard to decide the rating. In case of doubt,
this means no frontal nudity, no gore, and no swear words like "f*ck" in any language.
When delivering your Short, you must use Filmaka Releases ONLY that are found below on our website: Music Release, Location Release,
Writer's Assignment and Talent Release. No other forms will be accepted
When you send all of your delivery items, please send a list of all the actors in your short, as well the writer, music composer, and the locations you used.
Please make sure to have everybody who appears recognizably in your film execute a talent release form. You can download the appropriate form from this website. Please make sure to use our standardized Filmaka, LLC Talent Release form in English for all your actors and participants etc. No other forms will be accepted.
Please make sure you use our standardized Filmaka, LLC Music Licensing form which you can download from this website. No other forms will be accepted. Please make sure that you use only self-composed and self-recorded music, or only fully licensed third-party music. The music licenses must cover the publishing and the synch license. You can use royalty-free music or, you may use third-party music provided the third party has given you the rights to use the music for viewing in all formats, non-exclusively, for worldwide use, in perpetuity, without the need for any further compensation. This contract will need to be supplied to us along with your delivery items.
Please make sure that you are the writer of your film or that the writers have assigned their rights over to you. Please make sure you use our standardized Filmaka, LLC Writer's Assignment form which you can download from this website. No other forms will be accepted.
Please make sure that you have written permission to shoot in any/all locations that appear in your film. Please make sure you use our standardized Filmaka LLC Location Agreement that you can download from this website. No other forms will be accepted.
Acknowledgement of Terms and Conditions:
Please make sure to send in the form acknowledgement that you have read and agreed to Filmaka's Competition Terms and Conditions.
You can download the form from this website.
Master on thumb drive:
Please make sure to keep the master tape/DVD that contains your work professionally stored at all times and send it to us along with the other delivery items. The Master Files of your film should be in high resolution QuickTime or the like, on a data medium such as data dvd, thumb drive or external hard drive or the like.
IMPORTANT NOTE: SEND ONLY ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS, NO PDF COPIES:
All of the releases above must be original and submitted to Filmaka with the wet signatures and sent, along with your Master, via registered mail (signature required upon delivery). It is your responsibility to track your delivery items. Make sure to note when they were received and who signed for them. If you don't send the original release forms with wet signatures (no pdf copies), then you must submit the releases with electronic signature using DocuSign.
Send all delivery items via registered mail to:
7955 W. 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90048