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I Want to Give You $30,000 to Make a Web Series

You must be saying,

Wait? What? You want to give me $30,000 to make a web series?

Yup, that is exactly what I want to do. I’ve partnered with to launch an amazing Web Series Filmmaking Competition.

We are launching cross-platform Web Series filmmaking competition, sourcing diverse ideas & pitches. Filmaka & Indie Film Hustle will select and award the Web Series competition winner with a production budget for completion of the winning series.


Filmaka members have three weeks to submit written Pitches only for the 3-5 minute pilot of an original web series they want to create based on the prompt: THE HUSTLE.

After the Pitch competition closes, up to four (4) winners will be given $5000 each to shoot their Short/Pilot 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.


January 14th to February 4th, 2019 (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 a web series based on the theme or topic: THE HUSTLE. It can be in any genre Please keep the budget in mind when pitching your project.

The week of February 4th to February 11th, 2019: Up to four (4) winners will be selected.


February 12th, 2019 to April 9th, 2019 (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.


April 15th, 2019: Out of the up to four (4) submissions, Filmaka executives and Indie Film Hustle will choose one grand prize winner who will be given $25,000 to produce a ten-episode web series based on their winning submission.

Who is Filmaka?

Filmaka is a digital platform for aspiring filmmakers to showcase their talents, compete for opportunities, and build their careers globally. Filmaka currently partners with MarVista Entertainment in a pact to source new and diverse talent through an ongoing pitch forum aiming to aggregate original & unique story ideas. Filmaka’s partnerships also include Riverstone Pictures, with whom they hold a feature film funding pact for the winner of Filmaka’s Final Competition.

Through the platforms numerous competitions and production budget prizes, Filmaka creates opportunities for filmmakers without traditional access into Hollywood. Films that are submitted to Filmaka are seen, judged, and selected by a jury of top tier professionals in the entertainment industry and by fellow Filmaka members. At Filmaka, aspiring filmmakers from across the world can connect, collaborate, and compete for a wide range of professional opportunities.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to bring this opportunity to the IFH Tribe.

To submit just go to

Also the winner’s pilots and series will be available to view on Indie Film Hustle TV. It has been a dream of mine to be able to give this kind of access to the tribe. I can’t wait to see what you guys submit. Good luck!

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