Competition Rules


DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A WEB SERIES?


OPPORTUNITY FOR FILM SCHOOL STUDENTS ONLY

February 4th to February 25th, 2019

Filmaka.com wants to know if you have what it takes to make a web series. Send in your pitches for a 3-5 minute web series Pilot, and a description of the web series story arc. If your Pitch is chosen, Filmaka will give you $5000 for production to shoot your Pilot. Once you submit the Pilot, Filmaka will evaluate it for a possible web series order.


HOW IT WORKS:

Film School Students have three weeks to submit written Pitches only for the 3-5 minute pilot of an original web series they want to create. After the Pitch competition closes, up to four (4) winners will each be awarded $5000 in production funds to shoot their Short which is their Pilot for an original web series. The finalists will have eight weeks to submit their Pilot. When we receive the Pilot, we will evaluate it for the possibility of producing it as a web series down the road.


THE PITCH:

The Pitch and/or the Scripts should be as detailed as possible so that Filmaka executives have a clear vision of the web series the Member wants to create. Character lists, an overall summary of the web series, storyboards and scene sketches may be included as part of the Member's submission. While there is no limit to the number of pages for the Pitch or Scripts, it is important to remember that the produced version of the Pitch or Script will only be three (3) to five (5) minutes in length.

SCHEDULE:


STAGE ONE:

February 4th to February 25th, 2019 (three weeks including three weekends): Submit your written Pitch for the 3 - 5 minute Pilot of the web series that you want to direct. It can be in any genre and on any topic. Please keep the budget in mind when pitching your project.

The week of March 4th to March 8th, 2019: Up to four (4) winners will be selected to shoot the Pilot episode.


STAGE TWO:

March 11th to May 6th, 2019 (eight weeks including eight weekends):

Up to four (4) Stage One Winners are each awarded $5000 in production funds to shoot a Short (3 to 5 min. long) based on their winning Pitches.

—Stage One Winners who would like Filmaka to consider their Pilot for the possibility of making a web series down the road, are invited to submit nine, 3 to 5 minute Scripts, that along with their Short, is a ten-episode web series.

—Filmaka Members (Film Students only) have eight weeks to submit their Short (and the optional nine written Scripts).

STAGE THREE:

Out of the up to four (4) submissions, Filmaka executives will evaluate if they will choose any of the Pilots to go to web series.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE FILMAKA’s FILM STUDENT WEB SERIES PITCH COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS. MAKE SURE TO READ THESE THOROUGHLY BEFORE UPLOADING YOUR PITCHES.

This competition is open for Film Students from all countries.

The Entry Period for Stage One, begins at 12:00:01 am Pacific Standard Daylight Savings Time ("PST") on February 4th, 2019 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on February 25th, 2019. The up to 4 winners from Stage One will be announced by March 11th, 2019 by 11:50:50 pm PST. The Entry Period for Stage Two for the up to 4 winners of Stage One begins at 12:00:01 am PST on March 11th, 2019 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on May 6th, 2019. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW. The competition is only open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age and are members (Film Students) of Filmaka. Employees (and their immediate families and household members) of Filmaka, any entities responsible for sponsoring, fulfilling, administering, advertising or promoting the competition or supplying the prizes, or any of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliated and successor companies, are not eligible to enter the competition or win a prize. For complete Competition Terms and Conditions, please go to COMPETITION TERMS AND CONDITIONS.