THE PHONE CALL Competition

Congratulations to the winners of THE PHONE CALL COMPETITION, Filmaka's seventh competition of the new season!

1st Place Winner: Pedro Blanco-Uribe for "PB (Lobby)"
2nd Place Winner: David Yanez for "The Girls Are Alright"
3rd Place Winner: Naima Boudjerida for "Person of Interest"

3rd Place Winner: Matteo Di Gioia for "The Call of Cthulhu "

The four 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.

"The films in Filmaka's periodic competition "The Phone Call" display a breadth of imagination, talent, and craftsmanship that is impressive. -Zak Penn

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.


Scott Sullivan

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
PB (Lobby)-Pedro PB (Lobby)
Directed By Pedro

First Place $2500
The Girls Are Alright-Gwai The Girls Are Alright
Directed By Gwai

Second Place $1500
Directed By Naima

Third Place $750
The Call of Cthulhu

-Matteo The Call of Cthulhu
Directed By Matteo

Third Place $750