Two filmmakers chasing the dream of producing their first feature film...
...and financing it solely through winning video contests.

Recently, Doritos offered $1,000,000 cash in a voting based video contest for the Super Bowl.

In 2008, Klondike gave a guy $100,000 for a video he made at virtually no cost.

Netflix is currently hosting a contest where users submit scripts for a chance to win $500,000.

They get thousands of hits on their website, and people dedicating weeks of their lives to thinking about their product. For us, it's an excuse to hone our skills with the potential for a HUGE payoff.

Video contests have become a marketing phenomenon, so much so that there are sites like Vidopp.com dedicated solely to cataloging, listing and keeping track of all of them.

Vidopp has a fantastic article on the meteoric rise of the video contest. It shows that in 2008 alone, over 2.6 million dollars was awarded by video contests:


Their projection is that those numbers will only increase.

And that's great news for us.


Prince Gomolvilas said...

I'm gonna slap the shit out of that Netflix contest.

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