Challenge Submissions

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Skate Yrself Clean

Janna Jude Brown

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Free Skate

Stephen Schuyler

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SKATE BABY

Kim Alsup

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The Man in the Attic

Marilyn McCoppen

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Footwork

Jake Marston

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Gram's House

Bre

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Poppy's Skates

Lina Isaacs

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Deluge

Kenneth Vatan-Woodall

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Skate Date

Mike Heff

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Frank and the G.A.Y.S.

Annie Becker

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Blame

Amanda Blanchard

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When WE Gather.

Ebony Blanding

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Play Date

Douglas Stark

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Magic Skates

Andrew "FuJi" Amani

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Gilly

Rochelle White

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The Roller Skate Walker

John Mark Robinson

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Skateland

Sarah Joy Byington

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SKATING TO FLY

Jill Marie McMurray

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Concrete South

Dionne Walker

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Love. Skate. Repeat.

Michelle Truong

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The KICK & PUSH

Ginnie McKnight

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In A Manic Skate

E'an Verdugo

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Anxious

Tieuel Legacy

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Firsts

Matt Zehnder

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L.A. Comets

Wanda Weaver

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We Are Family

Max Faugno

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Love at the Empire

Anthony Williams

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After Thought

Amelia Ward

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Bojangles 2.0.

Meg

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Skating With Mr. Gresham

Reeyana Sehgeh

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Cheap Skates

Sarah Tither-Kaplan

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LIMBO

Kevin

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SKATE 22

LeRon Lee

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Challenge

Challenge is closed

Using this image as inspiration, write a story or scene, shoot a video, create an animation, or record an audio piece which includes these skates as a central part of your story. Let your imagination flow in the genre of your choice (comedy, horror, thriller, drama, etc.). The work can be fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid. Have fun and bring your unique voice!


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. 


The challenge closes on May 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM PDT.


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.

New Orleans, LA, USA
Garrett Bradley works in a variety of platforms most of which explore socio-economic injustice, human conflict, historical reflection, place-based adventure, and the beauty that is plainly in view. She has received numerous prizes - including the 2017 Sundance Jury Prize for the short film ALONE, released in February of 2017 with The New York Times OpDocs. ALONE was an Oscar Contender for short nonfiction filmmaking and was included in Academy Shortlist. Bradley lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Filmmaker turned entrepreneur, Dennis Dortch, is a Sundance Film Festival Alumni and Gotham Award nominee for Breakthrough Director for his feature film debut, A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK & SEXY. A pioneer in the digital space, Dortch, led his team in launching the successful streaming platform and brand, BLACK&SEXY TV, producing and distributing content for a young, African-American audience. He also co-created, written and directed numerous hit digital series, including THE COUPLE (picked up for Development by HBO) and ROOMIELOVERFRIENDS (licensed by BET) through his startup company.
New York, NY, USA
In 1996 Dianne Houston transformed a forgotten Harlem Renaissance short story into the Academy Award nominated short film TUESDAY MORNING RIDE, which she both wrote and directed. This nomination made Houston the first African American woman to be nominated for an Oscar in the Live Action Shorts category. Houston has written and directed for television and film for two decades and counting. Born and raised in Washington DC, Houston left home at age 16 to work in experimental theater in New York City with such theater greats as Liz Swados, Joseph Papp, Joe Chaikin, Peter Brook, La Mama, Woodie King, and Ntozake Shange. This diverse background, and love of literature fuels her unique voice as a storyteller, whether as director or writer. She is currently co-executive producer for EMPIRE.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Sierra Leonean-American Filmmaker Nikyatu's films have screened at festivals nationally and internationally. Three of her shorts were acquired by and aired on HBO, her most recent being FLOWERS, which she co-wrote and co-directed. Nikyatu's feature screenplay FREE THE TOWN was one of 12 projects invited to participate in Sundance Institute’s inaugural Diverse Writers Workshop. Her latest film SUICIDE BY SUNLIGHt: a project funded by THROUGH HER LENS sponsored by the Tribeca Film Institute and Chanel, made its debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Nikyatu is an Assistant Professor at George Mason University where she teaches Screenwriting and Directing.
Nijla Mu'min is a writer and filmmaker from the East Bay Area, she tells stories about black girls and women who find themselves between worlds and identities. Her work has been supported by the Sundance Institute, IFP, and Film Independent. Her short film DREAM was acquired by Issa Rae Productions (Insecure, HBO) for online streaming. Her debut feature film, JINN, premiered in narrative competition at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, where she won the Special Jury Recognition Award for screenwriting. She recently directed an episode of Ava DuVernay's critically-acclaimed television series QUEEN SUGAR She currently writes for the upcoming Apple series, SWAGGER.
Born in Haiti and raised in small town USA, Numa Perrier is an actress, filmmaker, and artist. Her feature film directorial debut, JEZEBEL, premiered at SXSW 2019 landing on The Hollywood Reporter's Critics Choice list. Soon after she joined the ranks of the all female directing team on QUEEN SUGAR. She is currently in development on her follow up feature, BLOOD MOTHER, via her boutique production arm House of Numa.
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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