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RUNNERS-UP


Dead Hippie by Kailyn Bennett

Smoke by Daniela Lucato



As we slowly settle into a new normal in many parts of the world, what's clear is that things have forever changed. This month's challenge invites you to take us inside a day in the life of a creator -- a musician, artist, painter, or a filmmaker, like yourself. Create a short-form documentary style video that highlights the new rhythm of a typical day for you or the creator as we start to emerge into the new world COVID-19 has forged. Feel free to use interviews, narration, music, and/or sound effects to creatively draw the audience into this world. Your final video submission should be no longer than 8 minutes. So, tell us...what does this new world look like from the unique perspective of a creator?


CHALLENGE RULES

Our monthly challenges are open to everyone in the Sundance Collab community. One entry per person, per challenge. All submissions will be viewable to the community. All submissions will be given equal consideration and the final winner will be determined by the consensus of the designated Sundance judges.  


Only those submissions that meet the criteria outlined in the submission guidelines can be selected as the winner.


The challenge closes on July 30, 2021 at 2PM PT.


If you have questions regarding the challenge, please email collabsupport@sundance.org. Please do not contact members of the jury directly.


PRIZES

Winner will receive: 

  • A digital Sundance Film Festival 2022 Access package*
  • Their work featured on Sundance Collab
  • A one-on-one mentorship session with a Sundance Advisor
  • Sundance Collab Annual Creator Membership (12 months) which includes:
    • Invitation to monthly member-only Advisor Q&A Live events
    • Valuable feedback on your work-in-progress from a Sundance Advisor and the Sundance Collab community via Share Your Work
    • Opportunity to register for a one-on-one session with our Advisor-in-Residence
  • Year membership to Coil

*Feature films and short films are available in the U.S. only. International audiences can experience the New Frontier and Indie Series programs with the Explorer Pass, and are welcome to join talks and events (free for all audiences).


Runners-up (two will be selected) - Sundance Collab Annual Creator Membership (12 months) 





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To learn more about how Coil works for creators like you - Check out last month's event on Collab.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES


One entry per person, per Challenge. Videos must be no longer than 8 minutes. Please do not use copyrighted material without permission as part of this monthly challenge.


Accepted video file formats: AVI , FLV, MOV, MP4 or MPEG-2. Note: If you choose to upload a .MOV file make sure that it is not using the Apple ProRes compression. We do not support reading Apple ProRes files or raw camera formats like ARRI and RED at this time.  


If your file format fits outside of the video category, please contact us and we will see if we can accommodate it. 

Submission Guidelines

One entry per person, per Challenge. Videos must be no longer than 8 minutes. Please do not use copyrighted material without permission as part of this monthly challenge.


Accepted video file formats: AVI , FLV, MOV, MP4 or MPEG-2. Note: If you choose to upload a .MOV file make sure that it is not using the Apple ProRes compression. We do not support reading Apple ProRes files or raw camera formats like ARRI and RED at this time.  


If your file format fits outside of the video category, please contact us and we will see if we can accommodate it. 

Juror
Tom McLeod is a 4x serial entrepreneur. Most recently he was the CEO and Founder of Omni (exited to Coinbase in 2019). Prior to that he ran, Pagelime (acquired by SurrealCMS in 2015), LolConnect (acquired by Tencent in 2012), and Imaginary Feet which developed 15+ profitable iPhone apps enjoyed by over 10 million users. more...
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Natalie Metzger is an award-winning producer, director, and writer, who explores the dark, surreal side of human nature with her visually rich and thoughtful work. She is a Spirit Award nominated producer whose credits include the upcoming WEREWOLVES WITHIN (which will be premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and distributed by IFC Films), THE BETA TEST (Berlin Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival), THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW (MGM/Orion), GREENER GRASS (Sundance Film Festival), THUNDER ROAD (Grand Jury Award - SXSW), THE ROBBERY (Sundance Film Festival), MATPAT’S GAME LAB (Streamy Award), and Lil Dicky’s FREAKY FRIDAY (over 664 million views), among numerous others. Metzger is currently in post-production on a new sci-fi series as well as Yogi Berra documentary IT AIN’T OVER. more...
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Steve advises Coil on partnerships and is the co-founder of brand SOMEWHERE®. Steve has worked with and advised brands and organizations like Red Bull, A24, Wiz Khalifa, and Audi. He is also a member of the GRAMMY's and Recording Academy chapter in Washington, D.C., where he has been an advocate for artists from the D.M.V. for over a decade. more...
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New York, New York, United States
Shani Pride is dedicated to creating film/tv content, immersive experiences, and global education initiatives that provoke thought, fight injustice and affect change. Shani is founder and CEO of Foundation E, a 501(c)3 impact-driven education and entertainment company harnessing the power of media and education to change the world. Foundation E produces content tackling the social issues of our time - racial/gender equity and equality, climate change, poverty, education, and the homelessness/refugee crisis. more...
Juror
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
A polyglot first-generation immigrant, Linda Wei was born in rural China and transplanted to the even more rural Midwest, all on the middle-class aspirations of her single mother. As a curious but awkward seven year old adopted into a Black and mixed-race family, Linda was eager to explore her unfamiliar surroundings through imaginary friends and the lens of language. Thus, storytelling became the gateway for her to process her rapidly evolving inner and outer realms in a chorus of Chinese, English and duet of both. Her drive to explore new worlds prompted her venture to Egypt, where she immersed herself in Arabic for several years. Now, she is an emerging writer/director who crafts multi-lingual scripts rich with the colorful nuances intrinsic to each language, their emotive expressions and cultural histories.   Linda graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and an enduring love affair with international relations. She combines her background in policy with her passion for social justice and the visual arts to tell personal stories ripe with sociopolitical context. As an artist and activist fresh to the calling of cinema, she actively champions underrepresented communities and stories.  She is a Community Leader within Sundance Collab and a programmer for the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival.   Linda deeply believes in the power of speculative fiction and its ability to close the gap between perceived realities and radical new possibilities. She enjoys painting, poetry, and experimenting with new mediums like VR and AR.   more...

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