Challenge Submissions


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Our Sundance Challenges are open to all members of the Co//ab community. Each person who participates will receive a completed feedback form on the work they submit by one of our Sundance judges, and winners will receive Sundance membership and a one-on-one mentoring session with one of the Sundance curatorial team. 

The winning submissions will be featured on the site prominently, but all submissions will be viewable to the community. All submissions will be given equal consideration and the final winners will be determined by the consensus of the Sundance judges.

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

Meet Our Jury
Director, Writer
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Shaz Bennett was one of eight women selected into the prestigious AFI Directing Workshop for Women and winner of the New York Women in Film & Television’s Nancy Malone Award. Bennett’s debut feature ALASKA IS DRAG, that she wrote and directed is currently on the festival circuit. Her original pilot THE SALT FLAST was named one of the best un-produced pilots on the WeForShe list 2018. Bennett’s first television writing job was on THE GLADES on A&E. She later joined the writing team for UNREAL on Lifetime and currently writes on the police procedural BOSCH on Amazon. Shaz directed her first episodic episode on Season three of Ava Duvernay’s QUEEN SUGAR on OWN.
Filmmaker, Actor
New York, NY, USA
Alabama native, Keith L. Davis is an accomplished filmmaker and actor based in Brooklyn, NYC. Before pursuing filmmaking, he trained at the Yale School of Drama, and his acting career includes performing in various Off-Broadway (HOODOO LOVE), Broadway (FESTEN, JULIUS CAESAR), television (LAW & ORDER, GUIDING LIGHT) and film (DE DOMINEE) productions. Subsequently, he studied at New York University's Graduate Film program, and as a writer/director, his shorts have screened at Chicago International Film Festival, Palm Springs Shortfest, Urbanworld, Athens International Film+Video and Rooftop among others.
Writer, Director, Producer
Mark Decena is a writer, director and producer of feature films, television programming, web films, and commercials. A three time Sundance alumni, Mark's first feature, DOPAMINE won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize. Decena's documentary work spans across themes of social justice, sustainable design and the environment. He wrote and directed the Redford Center film, WATERSHED, and was a writer and producer on STAND UP PLANET, a Gates funded project that aired on KCET, LinkTV, and Pivot.
Adam Hendricks co-founded the production company Divide/Conquer (pronounced "Divide and Conquer") in 2013. He and his partners first focused on creating short-form content such as the short films PINK GRAPEFRUIT (2016 Sundance Film Festival premiere, 2016 SXSW Jury Award Winner for Best Narrative Short) and CONNECTED (2017 Webby Winner for Best Drama Short), music videos for artists such as Rooney and Garfunkel & Oates, commercials for companies such as Ford and McDonalds, and branded content for brands like Warby Parker, Adidas+ESPN, and AXE.
Writer, Producer
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mike Flynn is a writer/producer from College Park, GA. He started his career on ABC’s LIFE ON MARS where he was a writer’s assistant. Since getting his first credit on that show he’s continued to build his career as a writer on shows such as, DETROIT 1-8-7, GREENLEAF, and THE CHI to list a few. His drama pilot TALES BELOW DIXIE was selected in the Sundance Institute’s Episodic Story Lab. He currently writes on season three of OWN’s critically acclaimed drama QUEEN SUGAR.
Writer, Producer
Emma Fletcher began her career in feature development and documentary film. She then transitioned to writing and worked on TV shows such as NBC’s PARKS AND RECREATION, Amazon’s RED OAKS, and Cartoon Network’s SUMMER CAMP ISLAND.
Submission Guidelines

While you are free to submit work of any length, this site is focused on work in progress, and you will find that you will get more feedback with more targeted, shorter, selected work.

It will help the person giving feedback to know where you are in your process: is this a first draft or cut, a revision, a nearly final version of your work?

If you have specific questions about your work, please be sure to add those so that you can get the most targeted feedback possible.

Please review our full Submission Guidelines.

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

Podcasts: Accepted Audio File Formats: AIFF, ACC, FLAC, MP3, MP4,, OGA, OGG, and WAV

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.

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