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Hard Times Short Film Competition

Hard Times Short Film CompetitionDeadline: April 19, 2009

London-based multiplatform distributor Digital Rights Group have partnered with L.A.-based online filmmaking community Filmaka ( to sponsor a short film competition around the theme of "Hard Times." The winners win a cash prize plus the chance of being propelled to the movie making major league. If their three-minute short film submitted is selected, the distributor is offering the winners the opportunity to turn it into a TV series, movie or Web series.

Entries to the Digital Rights Group competition are voted for by the community, a set of judges at Digital Rights Group and by Filmaka's international jury of filmmakers that include Colin Firth, Werner Herzog and John Madden. Membership to the Filmaka community is free and for an administrative fee of $10, users can upload their films.