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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 Filmaka.com 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.
HOW IT WORKS:
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 Filmaka.com
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!
Alex Ferrari 1:50
Now today is the day I've been hyping this day up for a while now I've been telling you guys about this big announcement that I was going to make to you. And the waiting is now over, I have teamed up with filmmaker.com to give you guys an insane opportunity to get access to the industry that generally has its doors closed to you guys, and to me for that matter. But we will be launching a cross platform web series competition. Now this is how it's going to work, you're going to have three weeks to submit written pitches only for a three to five minute pilot of an original web series that is created on the prompt the hustle. That's right, so the topic is the hustle. So whatever you want to create around the hustle, please be my guest, I cannot wait to see these things. Now after the pitch competition closes up to four winners will be given $5,000 each to shoot their short, which is the pilot for their original web series. The winners will have eight weeks to submit their shorts along with nine written scripts altogether, that will be 10 episodes of the original web series. Out of the semi finalists, one winner will be awarded $25,000 to produce their original web series. So a total of 30k to make your web series guys and that's insane that they're doing this and I'm so so so excited to bring this opportunity to the tribe. And I really I just I'm just I'm kind of giddy honestly I'm kind of giddy. Now let's talk about the pitch what the pitch really needs to be the pitch and the scripts should be as detailed as possible. So filmmaker executives have a clear vision of what the web series you want to create is characterless an overall summary of the web series storyboards, and scenes sketches may be included as part of the member submission. While there's no limit to the number of pages for the pitch or scripts, it is important to remember that the produced version of the pitch and scripts will be between three to five minutes in length. So stage one will be from January 14, today to February 4 is three weeks, including weekends. During this stage, you will submit your written pitch of three to five minute pilot over the web series that you want to direct. Now, filmmakers looking for a web series based on the theme the hustle, but it can be in any genre you want. Please keep the budget in mind when pitching your project. Don't go crazy as far as I want to create Blade Runner, but with the hustle behind it. If you can't afford it under 30 grand don't write it URLs, you're not going to have a good chance of winning now during the week of February 4 to February 11. Up to four winners will be selected. Now stage two will be from February 12 to April 9, that's about eight weeks including weekends. Now all the stage one winners will be awarded $5,000 to shoot their pilot based on their pitches, and additionally to the pilot or the short. winners from stage one will be required to submit nine episodes between three to five minutes scripts so the filmmaker team can evaluate Wait for the next stage. The last stage stage three is on April 15. Now out of those submissions, filmmaker executives and I will choose one grand prize winner, who will be given $25,000 to produce a 10 episode web series based on their winning submission, I cannot tell you how excited I am for this contest, and I wanted to bring this opportunity to the tribe. So, so, so badly, I've been working on this, with filmmaker we've been, you know, just trying to get it together, probably for about six months. So I've been holding on to this for about six months. So as much as you guys have been waiting, I've been waiting to tell you guys, I'm so so excited. So if you want to submit head over to filmmaka.com, that's filmaka.com. It's right on the front page, and get to writing guys, I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with, with the topic, the hustle, I'm just so so so excited to see all these submissions, and see what the tribe has to offer. And, guys, if you're not gonna be able to submit to this contest, please spread the word, send it out to as many people as humanly possible. Because I really want to get this out there. It is an amazing, amazing opportunity to work with Deepak and the the great great people over at filmmaker who really truly want to give access and give opportunities to filmmakers that just wouldn't normally get them. Because, you know, Deepak came up, and he had to hustle and you know, bust down doors do what he had to do to make it into this business. And he wants to now give back and open that door behind him. So let other filmmakers in as well. Nothing would make me happier than giving a tribe member access to the possibility of being picked up by HBO or other companies or just being able to get in, get an agent, get seen. have meetings with studio and network executives and just trying to get your projects out there and get your voice out there. So get going on that hustle and I cannot wait to see what you guys Submit. And since we are at the end of this episode, I also want to remind everybody about shooting for the mob my new book coming out February 22. If you want to be on the launch team and get a free copy and early access to the book, head over to shootingforthemob.com that shooting with two O's .com It is a limited time, I'm only going to have so many openings for people on the launch team. So if you want to jump in jump in now to get access to the book and also learn how I do a full you know marketing push and launch of a product of a book and which could easily be translated into launching a film or launching a series or something like that through social media and techniques and things that I'm going to be able to share with you guys and I cannot wait for you guys to give me some advice and share your ideas about how we can get this book out there. So again, that's shooting for the mob calm and that's the end of this episode, guys. Thank you so so much I'm getting so so so excited for you guys. And I can't wait to see what you guys Submit. I know I'm repeating myself but I'm just that excited. As always keep that also going keep that dream alive. And I'll talk to you soon.
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