THE HIVE Competition

Congratulations to the winners of THE HIVE COMPETITION, Filmaka's sixth competition of the new season!

1st Place Winner: Alexander Flataus for "CADENCE"
2nd Place Winner: Melicka Jamshidabadi for "Disparity"
3rd Place Winner: Laura Long for "The Hive"

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.
"i thought the general quality and inspirations behind the films were very high in THE HIVE. i enjoyed the varied stories and the clever execution of many of the tales. bravo to all of you involved in this section of the competition." -Neil LaBute
"I had a very hard time judging "The Hive" competition. All the submissions were very strong, both technically and creatively. My hat is off to all the filmmakers and the crews." -Thomas Augsberger

The Call of Cthulhu BY Matteo Di Gioia
Contest Name: The Phone Call Submission Date :08-07-2018, Uploaded By : Matteo Di Gioia
Directed By :  Matteo di Gioia , Director,,
Inspiration: After being repeatedly cursed by frustrated call center operators who simply won't take a "no" as an answer, I imagined to adapt The Call Of Cthulhu, the novel where the Great Ancient calls and curses the poor souls on Earth, into this short film. I absolutely intend no mockery against all the good people working in phone companies! We just had fun making surreal and literary parallelisms between two far away worlds. What if Cthulhu calls in the world of today? Behold the business adventure of the infamous sea beast Cthulhu, who starts his journey from a humble home-office to forge a call center empire. When Cthulhu calls, there is no option. Either you buy or you die. This film is freely inspired by "The Call Of Cthulhu" and quotes other Lovecraftian novels. We consulted a Lovecraft expert to make sure we made correct parallelisms.



Really enjoyed this. Especially well lit and edited.

Vijaykumar Mirchandani

its got some grit...quite out of the box

Jardiel Quezada

Very Original, nice lighting.

Jardiel Quezada

Very Original, nice lighting.

Zak Penn
{Jury Member}

Clearly conceived and directed by Chthulu. Bizarre and funny and well done.

Matteo Di Gioia

Thank you! I really appreciate
Directed By Alexander

First Place $2500
disparity-melicka disparity
Directed By melicka

Second Place $1500
The Hive-Spencer The Hive
Directed By Spencer

Third Place $750