seven days  sixty second Film One chance

7-Day CineRacing™ Challenge
Write Shoot and Edit a Short Film
In One Week Without Going Broke

for a chance to win over $9,000 in prizes

Get on the waiting list for the 7-Day CineRacing™ Challenge to be notified when we launch registration. Spots are limited so you better hurry!

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Sixty Second Film In Seven Days

What is it that separates the filmmakers that actually get the opportunities, the ones that get picked, the ones that move on from the many that don't? 

It's the fact that they've developed a skill set to produce very high quality film projects that don't cost much or take too long to finish, but tell really powerful stories. 
We will break down those exact skill sets to you in this free 7-Day CineRacing™ Challenge. 

Seven days to get the filmmaking skills you need for a lifetime. Oh, and by the way — you also have a chance to win over $9,000 in prizes and bonuses!

Do you dare to accept this challenge?

SE7EN days 
:60 second film 
1NE chance to win 

Step 1
Register for CineRacing™

Grab your spot! Enter your email address at the bottom of this page. Challenge starts on June 15th at 6PM (MST).

Step 2
Watch LIVE Every Day

Jump on the daily LIVE call at 6PM (MST). Write, shoot, edit. Submit your finished film by June 21st 11:59PM (MST).

Step 3
Win Prizes

After your film gets approved, the judging process begins. Winners will be announced LIVE July 7th at 6PM (MST).

"You have SEVEN days to write, shoot, and edit a SIXTY second film for your ONE chance to win  with $9,000+ in prizes! What do you do? Go."

What's Inside The Challenge

Day 1

starting with STORY

  • Start With WHY Not The What or The How
  • ​Winning Story Ideas On A Consistent Basis
  • ​How To Hack The Script Already In Your Head With a 7-Step Storytelling Framework in Less Than 60 Minutes

Day 2

SCRIPT & PREP

  • Make Your Audience Feel Something
  • ​Breaking Down Your Script
  • ​How To Efficiently Prep Your Film Shoot: Script, Script Breakdown, Story Board, Shot List, Strip Board, Schedule, Success

Day 3

PREP & SHOOT DAY ONE

  • Working With Your Key Department Heads
  • ​#1 Cinematography Hack For Cinematic Look
  • ​How To Find The Balance Between Sufficient Coverage vs. Intentional Coverage

Day 4

SHOOT DAY TWO & EDIT

  • Prioritize Shots To Manage Your Time
  • ​Dump & Backup Your Footage and Audio
  • ​Organize, Optimize, Order For Fast Editing

Day 5

EDIT & VFX

  • Fix It In Post vs. Fix It In Camera
  • ​Re-Writing Your Story In The Edit
  • ​How To Distill The Puzzle Of Footage To Take Control Of Your Story Without Going Nuts

Day 6

SOUND & COLOR

  • The Power Of Intentional Sound Design
  • ​Fundamentals Of Color Correction & Grading
  • ​How To Bring Everything Together With Music That Serves The Story Instead of Distract

Day 7

FINALIZE & DELIVER

  • Purpose Portfolio - High-Value Client Magnet
  • My #1 Secret For Fixing Mistakes Last Minute
  • ​Export, Upload, Submit, And Share Your Short Film With Pride. Celebrate Your Wins, And Learn From The "Missed Opportunities"

CineRacing™ LIVE • Awards Show

personal invite will be sent to your email

  • CineRacing™ LIVE Virtual Awards Ceremony
  • CineRacing™ Best Films Screening
  • ​Special Surprise... (shhh, don't tell anyone!)

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Did I Mention... It's FREE? (for now)

The CineRacing™ Challenge is typically $97 to register. 
Right now only — get full access for FREE. Offer expires soon.

Meet Your Judges

George V.K.

Founder, filmmaker Secrets
writer & director

I'm here today because I want to help you produce winning films, discover what you're worth, and live out your full filmmaking potential.

Over the past 14 years I’ve had a humbling opportunity to work with amazing filmmakers and brands — travel the world, doing what I love!

Along this journey I have developed a burning passion for meaningful and cinematic storytelling. My mission is to share that passion with you and pass on the knowledge so that together we can change the world.

Krista Gano

Writer & director

Krista Gano has over 25 years in the entertainment industry. In 2020, Krista partnered with SeriesFest’s Pitch-A-Thon to mentor artists as they take their projects out for the all important pitch, and co-wrote the feature, Invisible. 

Rob Shearer

Writer & director

Rob Shearer is an award-winning filmmaker. His work ranges from narrative and documentary projects, to corporate videos and commercials. He is constantly finding ways to translate a client’s brand into an engaging and compelling story. 

Jenny Piersol

Writer & director

Jenny creates generous spaces so that others can honor their wounds en route to healing. This has manifested itself metaphorically in her work as an actress and financial educator.

Mike Gutridge

Writer & director

Mike is a filmmaker who recently wrote and directed a feature entitled SHADOWS, a Midlife Coming of Age Story. The film stars Kendra North, Trish McGee and Rick Scott.

Kelly Pantaleoni

Actor & filmmaker

Kelly started gaining experience in the industry through high profile music video and commercial projects working with artists such as Avril Lavigne, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa. Stay tuned for this rising Australian star to take over the big screen and world soon. 

Sinjin Jones

Writer & director

As an artist experienced in filmmaking, theatre, acting, writing, poetry, drawing, painting, sculpting, devised theatre, dance, and photography, I wish to define the next generation. In our new era of storytelling, the story itself will fundamentally decide the medium.

SE7EN days of LIVE coaching 
:60 second film for your portfolio 
1NE chance to win $9,000+ in prizes 

Prizes & Awards

1st Place Winner

cineracing™ platinum

  • 1st Place Platinum Award
  • ​Your Name Permanently Displayed On CineRacing.com
  • ​FREE Access to Filmmaker Secrets Academy ($1,997 value)
  • ​FREE Access to Storytelling Secrets Course ($47 value)
  • ​FREE Access to Pre-Production Secrets Course ($197 value)
  • ​Filmmaker T-Shirt Exclusive Design ($37 value)
  • ​30-Minute 1-on-1 Coaching Call With George ($197 value)
  • ​Filmmaker Secrets Podcast Interview
  • ​Certificate of CineRacing™ Completion

2nd Place Winner

cineracing™ gold

  • 2nd Place Gold Award
  • ​​Your Name Permanently Displayed On CineRacing.com
  • ​​FREE Access to Filmmaker Secrets Academy ($1,997 value)
  • ​FREE Access to Storytelling Secrets Course ($47 value)
  • ​FREE Access to Pre-Production Secrets Course ($197 value)
  • ​​Filmmaker T-Shirt Exclusive Design ($37 value)
  • ​​Filmmaker Secrets Podcast Interview
  • ​​Certificate of CineRacing™ Completion

3rd Place Winner

cineracing™ silver

  • 3rd Place Silver Award
  • ​​Your Name Permanently Displayed On CineRacing.com
  • ​​FREE Access to Filmmaker Secrets Academy ($1,997 value)
  • ​FREE Access to Storytelling Secrets Course ($47 value)
  • ​​FREE Access to Pre-Production Secrets Course ($197 value)
  • ​​Filmmaker T-Shirt Exclusive Design ($37 value)
  • ​​Filmmaker Secrets Podcast Interview
  • ​​Certificate of CineRacing™ Completion

People's Choice Winner

cineracing™ bronze

  • People's Choice Bronze Award
  • ​​Your Name Permanently Displayed On CineRacing.com
  • ​​​FREE Access to Filmmaker Secrets Academy ($1,997 value)
  • ​FREE Access to Storytelling Secrets Course ($47 value)
  • ​​​FREE Access to Pre-Production Secrets Course ($197 value)
  • ​​​Filmmaker T-Shirt Exclusive Design ($37 value)
  • ​​Filmmaker Secrets Podcast Interview
  • ​​Certificate of CineRacing™ Completion

All Filmmakers

cineracing™ alumni

  • CineRacing™ Challenge Training ($97 value)
  • ​​Certificate of CineRacing™ Completion

Total Value: $9,406

Other Film Races: $185+

CineRacing™ Challenge: $97

Limited Time Offer: FREE!!

The next CineRacing™ Challenge is starting soon! 
Take advantage of this FREE offer before it expires.
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FAQs

How much does CineRacing™ cost?

Normally to register for the 7-Day CineRacing™ Challenge costs $97. Right now only — get full access for FREE! Offer expires soon.

When does the challenge start?

The first CineRacing™ Challenge starts on June 15th going LIVE at 6PM (MST) every day for a week.

When are submissions due?

Submissions for the first CineRacing™ Challenge are due by June 21st, 11:59PM (MST).

When are the winners announced?

Winners will be announced LIVE on July 7th at 6PM. More information will be emailed later.

I've never made a film, can I still participate?

Definitely! CineRacing™ is for any level of filmmaker. If you have never shot a film before, the seven days of coaching will guide you step-by-step. No previous experience required.

What if I don't have a cinema camera?

Filmmaking isn't all about the camera. The most important aspect of your film project is always the story. Focus on a good story first, the rest will follow. We accept any cameras, even your smart phone.

How are the films judged?

The films will be judged equally on three main criteria: story, technical, and logistical. Story is how well the message of the film is portrayed. Does it make us feel something? Technical is how well the visual and auditory inputs work together to tell the story. Does it give the audience a visceral reaction? Logistical is how well the film integrates the required elements. Does it follow all the rules? Good luck!

Can I participate internationally (outside the United States)?

Yes! We welcome filmmakers from all around the world to participate. Certain terms apply to the eligibility of specific prizes & awards as well as shipping logistics internationally. 

If you have further questions you can email hello@filmmakersecrets.com

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