The Filmmaker’s Journey
We’ve been receiving lots of your questions recently and decided to answer some of the most popular ones below. Please get in touch with any questions and keep checking this page as we’ll continue to update it while we finalise our Terms & Conditions.
➜ 20 Worlds opens with an invitation to storytellers to pitch their story idea to a global public in a bid to attract the most votes of support.
➜ The top 100 most-popular pitches will be shortlisted and presented to an international panel of twenty industry experts for selection of the final twenty winners to go into production.
20 Worlds is a fictional, feature film competition and entrants must be over 18 years old.
➜ Eligible stories for 20 Worlds must be fictional (adaptations of true stories are acceptable) and must be feature-length, which means the completed movie should run for at least 65 minutes.
➜ Stories must also show some cultural relevance to the national culture with which the story entrant personally identifies. So no plain zombie movies that take place in “Anywhereville”! To enter 20 Worlds, your zombie story needs to (at least) be set in your local environment and display some element of your local culture.
There are no restrictions on genre. It will be up to the audience to say which types of movies make the final cut.
No. 20 Worlds takes place across eight international regions to ensure a global spread of production and cultural diversity.
If your story is selected as one of the 20 winning finalists in the World Cup of Film, you will be allocated a production budget of US$1,000,000 and teamed with an Executive Producer from within the 20 Worlds organisation as well as a Mentor from our expert panel to help you succeed in your production.
No. You must keep your production spend to a total of $US1M only. You can, however, make contra deals, accept volunteers, offer deferred fees (remembering you will receive 50% of all money earned from the sale of your film), or take advantage of any arrangement that improves your production that is not cash money based.