FILM FUNDING CORNER FAQ
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION?
The deadline to submit your project is July 10th 2020.
HOW LONG SHOULD MY SCENE & PITCH BE?
The produced scene must be between two minutes and five minutes long. The pitch video must be between one minute and three minutes long.
DOES THE TEAM CAPTAIN HAVE TO BE OVER 18 YEARS OLD TO BE ELIGIBLE?
Yes, the team captain must be 18 years old at the time of registration to be eligible to win the competition.
DOES THE TEAM CAPTAIN HAVE TO IDENTIFY AS FEMALE? Yes, in addition to filling one of the leadership roles (director, writer, producer).
WHAT SHOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE PITCH VIDEO?
The pitch video should include all the information that you would tell a studio executive if you had three minutes to pitch your film across the table from them. Be sure to touch base on all major plot points, character details, and artistic choices. This is a chance to be yourself and show us your passion, so don't forget to tell us why you want to make the film!
CAN I USE ALREADY CREATED CONTENT TO SUBMIT TO THE COMPETITION?
Yes. You are able to submit content that you have already shot for a short film, or footage from the preliminary stages of building a feature. However, the submitted scene can not be from a feature film in its late stages of production or a short film with a current distribution contract.
CAN I POST MY SCENE OR PITCH ONLINE?
Yes. Materials produced for this competition belong to you and we encourage you to take whatever steps necessary to promote your work.
CAN I SUBMIT A SCENE / PITCH FOR A SHORT FILM CONCEPT?
No. This particular competition is specifically for feature film funding. The winning team is to produce a film of 40 minutes or longer with the prize funds.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE WIN?
If you win the competition, Women Making a Scene will release the prize money to your team in two segments. The first segment will be half of the grand prize to be paid out within 30 days of the contest. The second segment will be the other half of the prize, to be paid out after receiving a fully completed script, team roster, storyboard, and shooting schedule.