Full Circle Competition

Congratulations to the winners of Full Circle Competition, Filmaka's 11th competition of the new season!

1st Place Winner ($2500 ): Pedram Noori for "17Hours"
2nd Place Winner ($1500 ): Gwai Lou for "Full Circle"
3rd Place Winner: ($750 ) Jared Walker for "A Man And His Mother"

The three winners receive cash prizes and are eligible to participate in Filmaka's Final Competition to win a chance to make a fully-financed feature film.

"Original films, fresh interpretations, and unique voices. Good job! -Deepak Nayar

"Filmaka has once again assembled a wonderfully eclectic collection of diverse voices. The overall quality of the filmmaking is excellent. Thank you Filmaka and filmmakers for sharing your gifts!" -Raja Gosnell
Contest Name: Full Circle Submission Date :04-08-2019, Uploaded By : Gwai Lou
Directed By :  Gwai Lou (David Yanez), filmmaker,,
Inspiration: When I saw this month theme, ¨Full circle¨ instantly though about making a story with a structure inspired by the TAO (circular story in which the characters are forced to confront their mistakes/sins...) It was something I really wanted to do since long time ago, and I found this was the perfect excuse. As other of my recent works it is a women character driven story set in South East Asia (Malaysia). Even if here is not easy to get good film equipment, I put a lot of effort in the photography of the film. The concept is based on two main colors, red and blue.


Paul DeSimone

Great inspiration

Gwai Lou

Thank you Paul!!!

Todd Korgan

Beautifully shot!

Thomas Faraday


Raja Gosnell
{Jury Member}

The photography is indeed beautiful. Well done. Well acted. I really like that the camera stayed outside for the whole piece. Nice resolution at the end.
17Hours-Pedram 17Hours
Directed By Pedram

First Place $2500
Full Circle-Gwai Full Circle
Directed By Gwai

Second Place $1500
A Man And His Mother-Jared A Man And His Mother
Directed By Jared

Third Place $750