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Filmaka Announces Competitions

16 Jun, 2008 By: Billy Gil

Filmaka, a digital entertainment studio and online film community, has partnered with WhatOnEarthIsGoingOn?, a multiplatform media company aimed at promoting social change, to host competitions for Filmaka's online community on the WhatOnEarthIsGoingOn? Filmaka channel, launching in August and distributed through MSN.

The competitions will take place every quarter and award 15 finalists a prize of $1,500; two of the finalists will receive an additional $10,000 to make another short film for a project entitled “A Global Tapestry,” with each director contributing his or her version of a common theme. The panel of judges will include documentarian Nick Broomfield, Pangea Day founder Jehane Nouijaim and Filmaka founder Deepak Nayar, with WhatOnEarthIsGoingOn? founder David Alberts chairing.

“This initiative underscores our commitment to provide aspiring directors and writers with real-world opportunities while promoting social change,” said Sandy Grushow, president of Filmaka. “Our connection with WhatOnEarth and MSN ensures that high-quality, meaningful films will be seen by more than 500 million people.”

The first competition is themed “What on Earth is Going On?” and submissions are currently being accepted at Filmaka.com.

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