Make Your Own Damn Movie With Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge: LAST DAY TO REGISTER


Future Green Acres director, Eightball auteur and author of the must-read "The Film Director" Richard L. Bare making a high school movie.

Write, shoot, cut and edit your own movie.

Get your work in front of movie critic Kurt Loder, freedom-loving filmmaker Tim Minear and other luminaries in Hollywood. 

Make the best movie and win $5,000. 

The Collaboration Filmmaking Challenge starts May 24. Join up now!


The $5000 top prize is awarded to the team who creates the CFC's top film, as awarded by the jury panel at our festival screening at the beautiful Harmony Gold Theatre in Hollywood.  We'll be bringing in some of Hollywood's brightest creative minds, such as Tim Minear (Firefly, Wonderfalls, The Inside) and Kurt Loder to watch and review our participants' submissions! The audience will also select its favorite film, whose creators will be awarded a $1500 prize!

The third prize is our $1500 Key Collaborator Award, an individual award given out to the person who contributes most to the efforts of his/her fellow filmmakers. That's right: you could win $1500 by helping someone else win the contest. What makes the CFC a truly unique experience is that it goes beyond simple competition. As the name suggests, this challenge is about bringing filmmakers together to transform one person's vision into a masterpiece through powerful creative partnerships.

So how does it work? At the beginning of the contest, the CFC will announce the filmmaking theme, which all filmmakers will express through their films. This year we've been inspired by the brilliant P.J. O'Rourke, but that's all we can tell you for now…

The contest runs for two weeks, with all participants working in randomly assigned teams of two: one filmmaker and one collaborator.

Who is this challenge for? It's for anyone! Industry pros, student filmmakers, amateur enthusiasts—all are welcome. The beauty of this experience is that you'll be working alongside many other people with a similar passion for filmmaking, and anyone could win.

What's the catch? One, you've got to submit an application and $35 registration fee. Two, you must be able to commit to BOTH weeks of filmmaking. Participants must complete both weeks of filmmaking to qualify.

You must register before the mandatory orientation on Thursday, May 24. The filmmaking dates are 5/30-6/12, and the screening will take place on Friday, June 22nd.

For more information about the Collaboration Filmmaker's Challenge, including a calendar and the complete rules, visit our website Email any questions to!

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  1. At last, a chance to make my torture-scat-porn historical epic buddy dramedy!

    1. Who was the milk enema pron guy they had here a year ago? his entry should be ...uh, interesting.

  2. Mine is going to be a rom-com murder mystery set in a water closet of the future and will be acted out by mimes. I'll call it The Last of the Space Mohicans.

  3. Kinda sort notice isn't it?

  4. Here is my film:

    As a boy, Barack Obama dreamed of one day becoming president of the United States. But having the gift of prophecy that comes with being the young anointed one to come, he had dark visions of the flip flopping one who was to come, who would one day be his arch nemesis.

    In the visions he saw the dark one, Flip Flopney he would be called, biting the tails off of kitties and setting them on fire, and marauding through the halls of high schools with his evil minions, seeking out innocent victims for satanic hair cutting rituals.

    Obama knew at once, there was only one way to become the 2nd coming of the one. He would have to become more evil than the dark RINO. He would eat dogs and shove little girls! Bwahhahhaaaahhhahaaaa....

    Did I win?

  5. Wiseguy gets whacked, comes back to life, seeks revenge on the man who ordered it.

    It's Godfather meets The Ring!

    1. It's Godfather meets The Ring meets The Crow!


      1. Or The Godfather meets The Lord of the Rings! Focusing on Sauron and his family.

    2. Long ago, I suggested the mashing up of Sanford and Son and Dune. A film version would be acceptable.

      Here's the Litany Against Ugly:

      I must not see ugly. Ugly is the taste-killer. Ugly is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face away from your ugly. I will permit it to pass over there and away from me. And when it has gone past I will turn a squinting eye to see its path. Where the ugly has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

      Gods below, you ugly.

  6. Is this what it's come to now? Hollywood is finally acknowledging that they've run out of idea and all they're willing to cough up is $5000 for a new summer blockbuster?

  7. OT: DC Comics announces plans to have one of its major characters come out of the closet. Who here already thought Aquaman was gay?

    1. I always figured Superman was obviously gay.

      1. The Flash, he's a flasher right?

        1. How about the sole straight one coming out of the closet?

          That wouldn't work, though, since all the straight ones are at Marvel.

      2. What? Why? He's not gay. However, he is severely limited in his sexual options, as Larry Niven revealed to the world long ago.

      3. I always figured Superman was obviously gay.

        He has a secret life in which he wears blue tights, red cape and boots? And that's the real him? Hmm.

    2. Hello? Batman and boy twink companion Robin?

      1. No. Batman isn't gay, either. However, Robin and Alfred both are.

    3. Uhhhh.....they have some that arent gay?

  8. That's a whole lotta
    "YOU MUST"'s for a libertarian mindset.

  9. Hit and Run Commenters Eeath Match


    The movie version of The Declaration of Independents

  10. Marquis De Sade meets John Hughes: 120 Days Of Ferris Bueller Getting Off...think Caligula, but in high school.

    "I have existed from the morning assembly and I shall exist until the last cheerleader tumbles from he pyramid. Although I have taken the form of Ferris Bueller, I am all teenagers, as I am none... and therefore I am a God."

    "If only all of Shermer, Illinois had just one neck."

  11. So you have to pay $35, don't get to pick your partner, and have to surrender your creator's rights.

  12. If P.J.O'Rourke is brilliant, I'm Elvis.

    1. I knew you weren't really dead!

      How's Kazoo these days?

  13. Come on, John!! Here's your chance for a pro-'murca ARRRRRRMY movie! Do it, do it, do it, do it!!


  14. If I ever made a film it would be Easy Rider, but "in reverse".

    Two rednecks would travel across the country on their 4 wheelers. Stuff would happen. They'd meet a Lawyer from the GOA, after some cop in California steals their guns. Then they'd get beat to death by a lesbian-latina-coyote gang. People would love it.

    1. Be sure to also reverse the part when the whole pointless movie sucked balls.

      1. I was actually planning on keeping that part. The goal is to piss off people who thought the first one was some great work of art. If you veer too far off the target, they wouldn't even get it.

  15. Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Monkey of Brass

    The Road to Babedom with Salma Hayek

    Hangover III, or, Oh, God, I Think I watched an Awful Movie Last Night

  16. So will the movie that sucks the most win for the irony value?

  17. Now that makes a whole lot of sense dude.

  18. The sponsors of this initiative are offering a great opportunity for a future artist's dream come true. I believe that the most brilliant ideas would be appreciated in this competition and I can't wait to see the result of the barve productivity of a young artist.
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