Web Series Competition
Stage One
Murder Mystries
May 1, 2018 - May 22, 2018


Competition # 3 Murder Mystery

Stage 1 : May 1st, 2018 to May 22nd, 2018


Filmaka members have three weeks to submit written Pitches only for the 3-5 minute pilot of an original MURDER MYSTERY 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.


May 1st - May 22nd (three weeks including three weekends): Closed

Submit your written Pitch for the 3 - 5 minute pilot of the web series that you want to direct. We are looking for MURDER MYSTERIES only.

Between May 28th and June 1st: Up to four (4) winners will be selected.


June 13th to August 8th (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 August 8nd and August 18th: 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 Tuesday May 1st, 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018. The up to 4 winners from Stage One will be announced by June 1st, 2018 bby 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 onWednesday June 13th, , 2018 and ends at 11:50:50 pm PST on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018. The winner of Stage Two will be announced approximately 10 days later, on or around August 18th 2018 at 11:50:50pm PST.