Challenge Submissions

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Pixie Dust

Damon Colquhoun

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Extra Credit: The Premise

Jazzy

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At Death's Door

Pamela Winfrey

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The Priest & the Prostitute

Peter Barnes

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CREATING ZINZI

Phylly Mac

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CURSE OF THE CRY BABY

Carol Bidault de l'Isle

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A Date with Destiny

Jesse Christian

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Boricua in the House - "For the Good"

Antonia Roman

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The Life Hack

Austin Valdez

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Nguyen In Session

Chiahao Chou

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SOULed Out- Bus Stop

Tieuel Legacy

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The Overlook

Karen Cecilia

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Weeping Woman

Solna Blanchard

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She's Fine

Michele Karpel

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One of Us

B. Allen

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A Scene from "Backyard Brothers"

Charles Griffin Gibson

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Death & Company

Holie Barker

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4give Me

Juan C. Ysaguirre

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The Dealership

Julian Bussells

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MOTEL PINES

E'an Verdugo

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The Water Birth

Lauren Gorski

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The Interview

Justin Lane

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Weeping Woman Updated

Solna Blanchard

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Another Shot

Pedro Lisbao

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Rolling The Dice

Jill Marie McMurray

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Hurricane

Christiano Dias

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The Seed

David Christopher

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The Interview

Ashley Tabatabai

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Getting There

Jens Josephs

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Dante's Infernal Journey

Boris Acosta

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Waikiki PD - Interrogation Training

Jeff Orig

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My First Kiss

Aaron Ableman

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OPHELIA

Ali Mueller

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When Niagara Falls

Mugs Cahill

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Miles for Nothing

Brendan Hayworth

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Lucy and Zelda

Julie Pearson

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DIAMONDS

Caliann Lum

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So It Begins

Peter Gazdag

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Morty Thunder

Peter Gazdag

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The Business Meeting

Peter Gazdag

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The Best West Testament

Peter Gazdag

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Challenge

Challenge is closed

First impressions can make or break an opportunity. Craft a true or imagined story about an important meeting gone bad. Set a scene with high stakes, establish the characters, select a protagonist with a clear want, and create a turn in the scene where the character must respond to a worst case scenario. Tell this story in any genre (comedy, drama, horror, sci-fi, thriller) and in any medium (scripts, video, audio/podcast).


SUBMISSION LIMITS
Scripts – 10 page limit; Video – 10 minute limit; Audio/podcast– 10 minute limit


CHALLENGE RULES

Our monthly challenges are open to everyone in the Sundance Co//ab community. One entry per person, per challenge. All submissions will be viewable to the community. Each person who participates will receive a completed feedback form on the work they submit by one of our Sundance judges. 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 will be able to be selected as the winner. 


PRIZE

The winner will receive a Sundance Co//ab subscription for one year, a one-on-one mentoring session with a Sundance Advisor, a free master class, and will be featured prominently on the site.

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Bob lives and works in Austin, Texas, where he's best known for his role as the checked out older brother in a Sundance Lab film he wrote and directed, "Harmony and Me".
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Jen Tullock is an actor and writer best known for the Turner series DISENGAGED, which she co-created, co-wrote, and starred in alongside Hannah Pearl Utt.
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Lina Patel is writer whose work explores colonialism, family, and the environment. Her near-future play, The Ragged Claws, about what happens when the adopted Indian son of a power couple questions his mother's politics, was nominated for Cherry Lane Theater’s Mentor Project.
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Cory Finley is a Saint Louis-born, Brooklyn-based director and playwright. His film THOROUGHBREDS premiered at Sundance 2017 and was released by Focus Features, and was nominated for Independent Spirit and Gotham awards for its screenplay.
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Chris Lavis is an Academy Award-nominated director and animator. His first film, MADAME TUTLI-PUTLI (NFB), garnered awards at the Cannes film festival and was recognized with an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Short (2007).
Submission Guidelines

One entry per person, per monthly challenge.  The limits for monthly challenge submissions are the following:  scripts – 10 page limit; video – 10 minute limit; audio/podcast– 10 minute limit;

Technical Details

Videos: 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.

Scripts: PDF format only, please

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

(Please do not use copyrighted material without permission as part of this monthly challenge.)

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