Commercial Film Challenge

Filmmakers - make a commercial for a local business and compete to win a $250 prize for 1st place!

Local Business Owners - have a commercial made to promote your business on the web!

What is it?

  • Do you have what it takes to create a TV commercial?
  • Compete for cash and electronic prizes!
  • Get recognized and help local business owners.
  • Affordable and Visible commercials for small businesses.
  • Put your films together and BE SEEN!
  • Help promote businesses with your cinematography skills.

The FilmEmerge Commercial Film Challenge is the first local business and filmmaker commercial competition in Michigan, bringing filmmaking teams together to make a :30 second and 1:00 minute commercial from scratch — teams write, shoot, edit and score a commercial.

Filmmakers compete to see who can make the best commercial. The winning commercial receives a $250 cash prize. All commercials will be promoted online. Enter today! Space is limited.


  • Filmmaker and Business Registration: 

          Now - November 15st

  • Filmmaking Competition:  

          November 18 - December 8th


  • Filmmakers/Teams - $45*
  • Local Businesses wanting a commercial - $95 *

* Each registration includes a free Commercial Film Challenge t-shirt!

How to Register?

  1. Register as a Filmmaker or Local Business using the form below.
  2. Read the Commercial Film Challenge Project Waiver . You will need to print, sign, and return a copy to us.
  3. Additional event details will be emailed to you.


Name Sales End Price
Filmmaker Ended $45
Local Business Ended $95

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