In the Spotlight, Withoutabox – The $200,000 Ultimate Filmmaker Competition

Los Angeles, California – USA
Finalists Announced: December 2009
In the Spotlight this week is THE $200,000 ULTIMATE FILMMAKER COMPETITION (UFC), a dynamic filmmaking competition offering one visionary filmmaker a six-figure production grant and distribution deal.

Sponsored by Canon, Final Cut Pro, NeoFlix, MovieMaker Magazine, Final Draft, and Filmmakers Alliance, UFC is looking for undiscovered filmmakers with talent, determination, vision, and a passion for filmmaking as a way of life. A full screenplay is not needed at the time of entry; to apply, only a one-page synopsis, 250 word “Why I Am a Filmmaker” essay, and a filmmaker resume are required.

The First Place winner receives at minimum a $200,000 USD cash production grant along with an additional $300,000 in resources to turn their proposal into a script and then into a film. The winning filmmaker will also receive a Canon HD camera, production software, and development and production guidance. And it doesn’t stop there; the film will be heavily promoted, will premiere at a major film festival, and will be distributed on multiple platforms simultaneously – theatrically, on cable, and on the net – for maximum international exposure.
June 19, 2009 – Regular (Final) Deadline
Upgraded projects save $15 off this deadline

The mission of The $200,000 Ultimate Filmmaker Competition is to discover and establish the next important voice in cinema, and support it with a full scope of cash and resources, all while building a community around the impending launch of Filmmakers Alliance online.
All submitters receive a one-year subscription to MovieMaker Magazine, constructive feedback and mentorship at every phase of the selection process, plus a year’s membership in the global Filmmakers Alliance when it launches. Semi-Finalists receive production software from Adobe, Final Draft, and Final Cut Pro, plus online promotion, and finalists will also receive additional mentorship by top industry professionals, a full suite of filmmaking software, and will be flown to Los Angeles for in-person interviews.

Filmmakers Alliance is a community of film artists dedicated to the advancement of true independent film through a unique mutual support system in which members share expertise, equipment and creative support for one another’s film projects. Hundreds of films have been produced through Filmmakers Alliance and have screened in dozens of major festivals throughout the world. Terry Gilliam (THE FISHER KING) declares, “Filmmakers Alliance is not just an exciting component of the filmmaking universe, it is absolutely necessary.” Filmmakers Alliance launches its online community in late 2009.

To turn your synopsis into a six-figure production and distribution deal, submit to The $200,000 Ultimate Filmmaker Competition today!

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