Film Maker Final 4

A nationwide filmmaking competition

Learn more below and enter today!

Emerging Filmmaker?

Got some experience under your belt, and ready to take your career to the next level? In 90 days, you’ll write/shoot/edit a new film through our Emerging Filmmaker Program.

The two most important things to all emerging talent: Having an opportunity to screen your work and generating exposure to industry professionals. We have you covered.

So let’s say you’re in film school, or you’ve already graduated. Perhaps, you’ve made one short film, or you have a small production company, and you’re looking for a way to elevate your career. If so, then the Emerging Filmmaker program is perfect for you. In addition to to a guaranteed screening of your work in a local theater with other projects, entry into our competition ensures that your work will be judged by an industry panel of seasoned executives in Hollywood.

The contest provides:

  • Exposure to a jury panel of Hollywood Industry Executives.
  • The screening of your film at a local theater.
  • A free profile in our national directory of emerging filmmakers–a directory that is distributed to film industry executives nationwide.

  • Regional Finalists earn an invitation to our annual screening event in December
  • Access (12 hour shooting package) in our Hollywood Green Screen Studio.

All submitted projects will be guaranteed at least 1 screening, typically in a theater within each respective filmmaker’s region.

Click here to learn more about regional theaters.

We are offering a limited number of sponsored filmmaker spots, waiving fees for those invited.  We look forward to seeing your reel, along with a brief description of yourself and your experience as a filmmaker.   To register, click here to contact us.

For students who are currently in production on class projects, please click here to learn how you too can join the FF4 Competition!  


4 Finalist in 4 Regions

There will be 4 Finalists from each region, making up the Sweet 16.



Elite Industry juries will select the Elite 8.


Grand Jury Prizes

There will be 4 Finalists in each category (Narrative & Documentary), with one Grand Jury Prize Winner for each.

Meet the Jury

Tanna Frederick

Shawn Christensen