Filmaka.com is an exciting new online network created by established independent producers, industry professionals and film financiers. It's about to fully launch in April after a very successful initial two years - but before that its next exciting new tie-in is with the US TV channel the FX NETWORK (Nip/Tuck, The Shield) in which anyone can have a go at creating the next hit comedy!
What do you have to do? Make a 3 minute comedy film – think a mini-pilot – that is a sample of the show you would like to make. It should introduce the premise and the main characters. Along with that, you need to upload a 1-2 page brief that outlines the plot of future episodes, the main characters and the themes.
Filmaka offers cash prizes to filmmakers in these regular competitions, and one filmmaker wins a feature film deal over the course of one year after having competed with the prize winners of each contest (the 2007 winner is to be announced on April 21st!).