Scary Cow is a 200-member cooperative, based in San Francisco. Members pool resources and know-how to make short independent films, with either no budget or with money awarded from a prior film. Films are made every 4 months, and the final product is shown on a big screen film festival in San Francisco. Money is awarded to films, with prizes going toward the making of future films. Many Scary Cow films are shot in part at the Media Center.