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 Girls Are Alright BY Gwai Lou
Contest Name: The Phone Call Submission Date :08-10-2018, Uploaded By : Gwai Lou
Directed By :  Gwai Lou (David Yanez), filmmaker,,
Inspiration: Synopsis: Orked and Ani, best friends since they started school, don´t meet so often since Orked´s family have moved and she now studies in another school. Nevertheless, they still remain best friends, so when Ani receives a strange proposition through a dating app she has just registered with, Orked is the first person Ani talks to. This is a story about the dangers of being a teenager in these strange internet-bombarded days, but despite that, our children´s guardian angel can come in many forms, which could sometimes be their closest friend.


Vijaykumar Mirchandani

an important issue addressed in a very simple way...message received. Good job

Fern Kleinhans

Thoughtful, good message.

Jardiel Quezada

I like the dialogue, but too much cursing for the kind of girls that they are students and not street girls.

Jardiel Quezada

I like the dialogue, but too much cursing for the kind of girls that they are students and not street girls.

Zak Penn
{Jury Member}

Very interesting, loved the locations

Deepak Nayar
{Jury Member}

Well captured the sadness of peer pressure.

Gwai Lou

Thank you for your comments!

Gwai Lou

@Jardiel, I liked the idea of the girls swearing all the time to pretend to be grown up.

Rebecca Both

I really liked this one too, it was very real and very authentic I enjoyed it very much!
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