Web Series Competition
January 9, 2018- February 21, 2018



WEB SERIES COMPETITION


FILMAKA TO FUND YOUR WEB SERIES



Are you an emerging filmmaker bursting with projects that you want to create? Have you ever watched something thinking that you could do it better? Now is your chance.

If you win, you have the opportunity to create exactly the series that you want to make. In fact, your web series just may be the perfect material to become a TV pilot. You won''t find out until you try.

HOW IT WORKS:

Filmaka members submit written Pitches only for the 3-5 minute pilot of an original web series they want to create. . There are two Pitch competitions: Competition 1 (1/9/18 - 1/30/18). Filmaka wanted Pitches for web series that were either comedies or dramas. Now Competition 2 is open for submissions (1/31/18 - 2/21/18) and you have three weeks to submit your work. The genres for Competition 2 are either thriller (adventure or sci-fi) or romance.After both Pitch competitions have closed, four winners will be given $5000 each to shoot their Short which is a pilot for an original web series. Members will have six weeks to submit their Short along with nine written Scripts, that together make up a ten-episode web series. Of the four submissions, one winner will be awarded $25,000 to produce their original web series.

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.

STAGE ONE:

COMPETITION 1: CLOSED

January 9th-January 30th (three weeks including three weekends):
Submit your written Pitch for the 3-5 minute pilot of the web series that you want to direct in either the comedy or drama genre.

COMPETITION 2: CLOSED

January 31st-February 21st (three weeks including three weekends):

Submit your written Pitch for the 3-5 minute pilot of the web series that you want to direct in either the thriller (adventure or sci-fi) or romance genre.

February 28th: Two winners from Competition 1 and two winners from Competition 2 will be announced.

STAGE TWO: CLOSED

March 8th - April 26th: All four 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 six weeks to submit both their Short and the nine written Scripts.

STAGE THREE: Winner Announced.

Between May 3rd and May 10th: Out of the four 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, Competition 1 begins at 12:00:01 am Pacific Standard Daylight Savings Time ("PST") on Tuesday January 9, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on Tuesday January 30, 2018. The Entry Period for Stage One, Competition 2 begins at 12:00:01 am PST on Wednesday January 31, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on Wednesday February 21, 2018. The 2 winners from Competition 1 and the 2 winners from Competition 2 will be announced on February 28, 2018 by 11:50:50 pm PST. The Entry Period for Stage Two for the 4 winners of Stage One begins at 12:00:01 am PST on Thursday March 8, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on April 26, 2018. The winner of Stage Two will be announced approximately 7 to 10 days later, between May 3, 2018 and May 10, 2018 at 11:50:50pm PST.