What we're about
For new prospective members.
Currently we are in a full capacity, and Make A Film In A Day has 300 people on waiting list.
We are not accepting new members, and your application can take up to 3 months.
Please be responsive, with our member success representative, and thank you for your understanding.
We are working to build to the most influential film community on the planet, and we love to have you with us.
See you soon.
Make a Film in a Day by MTS at Hollywood is the only workshop that give you an overview of the whole filmmaking process from EUREKA!, through ACTION! to IT'S A WRAP! Working in teams
The MAFIAD members work against the clock to plan, storyboard, shoot, act and edit their film (complete with sound effects and music)...and by the end of the day their first movie is complete!
There is a screening of the finished films at the end of the day.
Looking forward to seeing everyone.
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General Rules & FAQ
Advertising: Any type of advertising to MAFIAD community is not accepted, and members be removed from the group and won't be able to participate again.
List Closed: The RSVP closed two days before the day of the workshop, and if you change your status during these days, you'll be removed from the group and won't be able to participate again. Sorry! This is how we keep an accurate count for facilities purposes.
Membership Terminated: If your membership terminated because you violet the community rules, you can still request to re-join after six months.
Safety: Members are not allowed to use any dangerous gears/equipments during the workshop.
Films: Completed films should be delivered by the end of the day in USB drive, and we will upload to the YouTube channel within 7 days after the workshop.
Parking: This is in central Hollywood. Some street parking is available, but most likely you will need to park at a garage nearby.
Carpooling: If you need a ride or want to carpool, please post in the comments on this page.
Call Time: 9AM SHARP. Early birds get coffee and donuts! If you are late, you might not be able to participate.
No Shows: If you decide you can't make it, please un-RSVP on the meetup page. If you RSVP and don't show up, you'll be removed from the group and won't be able to participate again. Sorry! This is how we keep an accurate count for facilities purposes.
Be Flexible: Please be willing to do any job on set, and help out in your group, even if it's not your preferred skill set. We have a lot of actors signed up, so please be willing to be flexible!
Cleanup: Participants shall help to leave the site in good condition, restored to the state it was found in and dispose of all trash.
Avatar: A real picture is required to become a member. You'll be removed from the group and won't be able to participate again. Sorry! This is how we keep the community safe.
Full Name: Although, Meetup allow you to have a fake name, but to become a member at MAFIAD, you are required to have a full real name in your profile! This is how we keep the community safe for all the members.
Alcohol: No alcoholic beverages allowed inside the facility.
Smoking: Smoking is not allowed under any conditions inside the facility.
Commercial Content: Films must not contain any visible commercial content or logos of any entity
Scripts Submission Rules & FAQ
• Script must be 1-6 pages, 12-point Courier font.
• Only original works are accepted.
• All films must be less than 5 minutes in duration (including credits and titles).
• Scripts will be judged based on creativity, originality, entertainment value, and project scope (Make A Film In A Day is 12-hour workshop).
• No violent / graphic sequences or plots that promote violence – in accordance with city of Los Angeles building use policy and to protect the health and safety of talent & crew involved in the filming and other production processes.
• If a submission is accepted, The Make A Film In A Day members will be notified.
• If a submission is declined, A detailed email will send to the author, letting him/her know why, and the author always has the opportunity to reply/ and give thoughts back for reconsideration.
• Accept, means it will be nominated, and the Make A Film In A Day members will vote for the winning scripts during the workshop.