Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Filmmaker Competition (Part Dueh)

So I guess I'm posting about film competitions two days in a row! It's that time of year when all the fun film competitions start pouring in mainly through withoutabox. Speaking of withoutabox, have you ever noticed how they always post open competitions a couple days before the deadline? What is the point of that? Like, I'd really love to know about the film competition where you shoot a 2 minute music video for a chance at 5 million dollars before it ends. Withoutabox really needs to start posting the opening dates of competitions. Anyways, that's my rant for the day.

So where I was going with this was withoutabox posted a contest today that sounds really interesting. It's basically a chance to submit your film idea, and possibly win the money to produce it. It's called the The Ultimate Filmmaker Competition The contest consists of you presenting a 1 page synopsis of your film idea, a 250-word mission statement as to why you were born to yell "Action!", and a resume. Based on these items you could receive a $200,000 production grant and a over $300,000 in resources. It has some legit sponsors like Canon, Final Cut and Movie Maker Mag. There are some dubious elements though, such as a $75.00 entry fee, and of course the deadline is two weeks away. But if you've been sitting on your story for a few years and think you can create a one page pitch strong enough to sell it, you should take a look at this contest. I am seriously considering applying for it.

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