Better dust that killer web-series idea off and start honing your elevator pitch because Filmaka and Indie Film Hustle have teamed up to offer an incredible opportunity for a few select content creators: $30,000 to make a web-series. Here's how it works...

1. From now until February 4th, you can submit a written pitch for a three-to-five minute pilot of a web-series you are interested in developing/directing that is based on the theme/topic: The Hustle. It can be any genre but it's a good idea to keep the eventual, potential budget of $5K in mind.

2. Then, starting on February 12th, four finalists will be chosen and awarded $5,000 each to produce the pilot they pitched, after which they will have eight weeks to produce said pilot as well as write and submit nine additional three-five minute scripts for the remainder of the first season (10 episode total including pilot).

3. Finally, on April 15th, a winner will be chosen from the four produced pilots and awarded an additional $25,000 to produce the remaining nine episodes of their web-series' first season.

Check out the official rules and regulations here.

"It has been a dream of mine to be able to give this kind of access to the tribe.
I can’t wait to see what you guys submit. Good luck!"

The one thing to be clear on up front is that you do have to be a member of in order to enter the competition. The good news is that as little as $15 for the whole year gets the job done.

If you're not familiar with, it is a global platform that hosts ongoing feature film, documentary, web series, and short film competitions throughout the year. Initially launched in 2007, within just a few years Filmaka had 25,000 members from 152 nations who created over 800 hours of original programming. Its members created content for major global brands, shot an award-winning web series, had a commercial air during the Grammys, and directed several feature films. If you spring for the higher tiered memberships, you can submit to more monthly contests throughout the year while the $15 level buys you entry into just one.

Alex Ferrari—whose newly launched Indie Film Hustle TV (the Netflix for Filmmakers and Screenwriters)—has teamed up with Filmaka for this competition and he couldn't be more excited for the idea to help foster and support burgeoning filmmakers from around the globe: "It has been a dream of mine to be able to give this kind of access to the tribe. I can't wait to see what you guys submit. Good luck!"

Needless to say the winning pilots and final series will be available to view over at the newly christened Indie Film Hustle TV.

Well? What are you waiting for? Get to work!