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Filmmakers Connect is a community for artists from all around the world. The Facebook networking group has over 35,000 members who meet, collaborate, and share the same passion for filmmaking.
We're excited to announce FilmCon Awards - an IMDb accredited monthly competition by Filmmakers Connect.
Each month, our jury will award the best films through private screenings. The Best Picture winner will also qualify for the annual event, and will be nominated for Best of Fest award (film of the year).
* All winners receive a free print-ready digital certificate (PDF/JPG file).
* The annual Best of Fest winner receives a free FilmCon statuette.
We accept submissions exclusively on FilmFreeway.
FILM FESTIVAL NEWS
June 2020 winners announced!
ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Lawrence Chau is a multi-faceted, multi-award-winning entertainer with an illustrious portfolio spanning acting, hosting, writing, producing and music. He has worked in Canada, Asia and now America. Currently based in Los Angeles, Lawrence travels to various cities around the world for work, particularly New York and Toronto.
After graduating with a degree in journalism, Lawrence first rocked the airwaves not in his hometown of Toronto, but rather halfway around the world in Asia.
First television gig: as co-host and writer of Citylife Hong Kong, the territory’s top-rated prime time English entertainment and lifestyle program in the mid-90s. During this time, Lawrence also acted in theater and appeared in numerous commercials and print ads.
The floodgates to show business, however, really burst open when Lawrence was talent scouted by the television execs in Singapore. Originally slated to become an afternoon veejay, Lawrence was drafted practically by accident as a temporary roving reporter on Showbuzz, the nation’s No. 1 English primetime entertainment news program.
The new 1997 season of Showbuzz featured an aggressive media campaign plugging the new anchor with no mention of Lawrence; however, like its own E! True Hollywood Story, the public and press took — not to the new anchor — but to Lawrence (subsequently dubbed The Accidental Host) with a never-before-seen-like frenzy.
Phones rang off the hook at the television station whilst media headlines screamed: We Want Lawrence Chau; Who Is That New Guy?; The Host with The Most; and He Does More Than Just Sit There, the latter referencing Lawrence’s dual skills as a host and producer.
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24-HOUR SCREENWRITING CHALLENGE
Write a short screenplay in 24 hours! On the 4th of every month, we'll share the topic on the Facebook group.
Write the script (up to 5 pages), and submit it with FilmFreeway in less than 24 hours (category: 24-Hour Screenwriting Challenge).