Web Series Competition
April 4, 2018 - July 9, 2018




Filmaka members have three weeks to submit written Pitches only for the 3-5 minute pilot of an original PROCEDURAL web series they want to create. After the Pitch competition closes, up to four (4) winners will be given $5000 each to shoot their Short which is their pilot for an original web series. The winners will have eight weeks to submit their Short along with nine (9) written Scripts, that together make up a ten-episode web series. Of the up to four (4) submissions, one winner will be awarded $25,000 to produce their original web series.

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.


April 4th - April 25th (three weeks including three weekends):

Submit your written Pitch for the 3 - 5 minute pilot of the web series that you want to direct. We are looking for Procedurals only. Each of your web series episodes should be about a problem presented, investigated and solved.

May 1st: Up to four (4) winners will be selected.


May 3rd - June 28th (eight weeks including eight weekends):

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

--In addition to their Short, winners of Stage One are required to submit nine, 3 to 5 minute Scripts, that along with their Short, is a ten-episode web series.

--Filmaka Members have eight weeks to submit both their Short and the nine written Scripts.


Between July 5th and July 9th: Out of the up to four (4) submissions, Filmaka executives will choose one grand prize winner who will be given $25,000 to produce a ten-episode web series based on their winning submission.

The Entry Period for Stage One, begins at 12:00:01 am Pacific Standard Daylight Savings Time ("PST") on Wednesday April 4th, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018. The up to 4 winners from Stage One will be announced on May 1st, 2018 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 Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on Thursday, June 28th, 2018. The winner of Stage Two will be announced approximately 7 to 10 days later, between July 5th, 2018 and July 9th, 2018 at 11:50:50pm PST.