EXPIRED – Home for the Holidays Video Contest – $3000 – Open to All – Under 3 minutes – Due: NOVEMBER 30, 2007
Posted on 11:00 pm in Uncategorized by Douglas
They are coming. The holidays are coming. Family is coming. Crowded stores are coming. Twenty extra pounds are coming. You love them. You dread them. Either way, you have to laugh at them or you will never make it to January. Find the humor in your holidays and help our jurors make it through theirs. What are the movies that helped you escape during holidays past?The Grinch, Scrooged, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Christmas Vacation. A Christmas Story. Is the next great holiday story inside you? Celebrate the season with Fimaka.com and we’ll unwrap your present together.
We look forward to viewing your films based on “Home for the Holidays”. You have from November 1st, 2007 until Novemeber 30th, 2007 to upload your films. Get set with your ideas, and go make some great films – may the best director win!Accepting uploads for the current contest “Home for the Holidays” now. You have to be a member to upload films.
Filmaka.com is committed in helping your ideas live on by taking them the distance. As an example, please see Alec Christie and Azi Rahman’s Funk it series. This character can go live on television or on film. This online competition is open to submissions from all countries across the globe in any languageGet set with your ideas, and go make some great films – may the best director win! We would like you to make a short film, between one to three minutes, based on this subject. That’s what we’re looking for – unique films from individual filmmakers. This contest is not free to enter – to submit a video you must become a premium member for $15/year.This online competition is open to submissions from all countries across the globe in any language. Remember we want your creative voice to come through! Take a look at our Winning Clips of Competition #2 “Family Gathering” and View Clips from Competition #3 “Mistaken Identity”.
Filmmakers from all across the world submitted short films giving it their unique creative voice in all three contests. That’s what we’re looking for – unique films from individual filmmakers.
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