Vote for your favorite project to automatically advance to the finals
Join us for our live semi-finals happening via Zoom on Tuesday 8/24, Wednesday 8/25 and Thursday 8/26 at 6:30pm PT/9:30pm ET. Watch all 36 filmmakers pitch their projects to our panel of investors and YOU get to vote for one to get our "green light buzzer" and automatically advance to the finals! Click the button below to sign up to watch and vote this week!Sign Up to Watch the Semi-Finals
Project Greenlight Meets Shark Tank...
In a sea of film competitions that award starter funds, offer packages towards gear, and sometimes even promise gateways of access to the elusive industry at large, We Make Movies is breaking the mold. WMM is helming a micro-budget feature film accelerator that will see your project through completion by actually making your movie for $25,000.
WMM has joined forces with investors from Silicon Valley, in search of multiple projects from inventive and resourceful filmmakers. Filmmakers will submit their feature film treatments (stellar concept or completed script) and pitch to investors and the WMM community for the opportunity to develop their story, from inception to completion. At least two winning filmmakers will land cash investments of $25,000 each, in addition to tens of thousands of dollars worth of resources in the form of services, equipment, and more. WMM and the investors will partner with winning filmmakers, as project co-owners to produce the films in early 2022.
WHAT WE OFFER:
- WMM & investors will finance your film for 25K
- WMM will develop your film
- WMM will produce your film
- WMM will release your film
- WMM will get your film ready for distribution
In addition, the winning filmmakers will also get a 12-month ISAConnect membership and the 9 finalists will each get a 6-month ISAConnect membership to network with more industry pros and sell more projects!
Already a member? Check your email for a special link and instructions on how to submit your project! Contact us if you need help!Questions? Email Us!
THE SEMI-FINALS Process:
- Held VIRTUALLY over 3 nights in August 2021 (dates TBA)
- Each night, 12 semifinalists will be presenting a 5 minute pitch to the WMM Membership and the Investors
- At the end of each semi-finals night, finalists will be chosen by the investors as well as voted on by the WMM Community to advance to the finals.
The Finals Process:
- The Finals will happen in September during WMMIntl 2021 (dates TBA)
- Finalists will present the vision of their project with ideal cast, crew, locations, etc. they want attached to their project.
- After the pitches the investors will conduct a group Q&A then personally interview each team before making their final decisions. Previous to the finals, WMM & the investors will have the opportunity to meet with each individual or team as well.
- The investors will evaluate each project on the following criteria:
- Originality / Creativity
- Story / Structure
- Characters / Dialogue
- Producibility (See FAQ below for more info on what this means)
- 2-3 runner up projects will be chosen in case one of the winning projects is unable to launch
- All 9 finalists will receive a 6-month ISAConnect Membership and the winning filmmakers will receive a 12-month ISAConnect Membership in addition to all the production resources and $25,000 cash investment!
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I'm a new filmmaker, how much help will I get in this process?
How much control do I have over the production process?
What ownership or rights does WMM have on my project?
What if I don't have a full feature script ready when I submit?
How do I know my project can be made for $25,000?
Do I need to live in LA or be able to travel there for the finals?
How many projects will be selected?
What is included in the additional production resources?
How will the movie be distributed?