Challenge Submissions

Accepting submissions:July 01, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Sound plays a vital role in telling a story in film. Beyond depicting what we see and lending a heightened sense of reality to a scene, sound can be used in bold and imaginative ways. A creative sound designer can make choices that are not obvious, going beyond the merely naturalistic to a more expressive dimension. Write a scene that provides an emotional landscape where sound can play a major role in telling the story. Please incorporate specific sounds in the scene that could aid a sound designer in producing your scene. Your submission can be in any genre (drama, comedy, action, horror, etc) and should be no more than 10 pages.


SUBMISSION LIMITS


Your written work cannot exceed 10 pages.

Deadline to submit: July 31, 2020 at 2PM PT.



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. 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 31, 2020 at 2PM PT.



PRIZES

Winner will receive: 

  • The winner will have their work featured on Sundance Co//ab
  • One-on-one mentorship session with a Sundance Advisor 
  • Sundance Co//ab All Access Membership (12 months) which includes:
    • Master Classes - One free registration in every monthly Master Class ($900 value)
    • Online Courses - Save 50% on first live, online multi-week course and 25% on each subsequent online course (Fees apply)
    • Member-only Events - Invitation to monthly Advisor Q&A Live webinar
    • Live Events - Priority access to select live Sundance learning events

Runners-up (two will be selected) - Sundance Co//ab Annual Membership (12 months) 

Juror
Dara Taylor has emerged as a fresh voice in the world of scoring music to picture as evidenced by her score to the upcoming Lionsgate comedy BARB AND STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR starring Kristen Wiig and Jamie Dornan, co-composed with Christopher Lennertz. Her credits include the Netflix docuseries TRIAL BY MEDIA, the independent film TURNER RISK, and the Karen Allen-starred film COLEWELL, for which she won a 2019 Hollywood Music in Media award. Up next for Dara is the FX series PRIDE and the action crime drama ECHO BOOMERS starring Michael Shannon. more...
Juror
Christy Carew is a Canadian-American composer of music for film, TV, advertising, multi-media and the concert world. She considers herself first and foremost a storyteller, and feels honored to collaborate with directors on pieces of art that impact, uplift, transport and comfort those who experience them. more...
Juror
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Amit May Cohen (she/her) is a Los Angeles based composer for film and TV, best known for Disney Channel’s ZOMBIES 2 which she co-composed with George S. Clinton (AUSTIN POWERS, THE SANTA CLAUSE). She has worked as an additional composer and/or orchestrator on projects including FAST & FURIOUS PRESENTS: HOBBS and SHAW (2019), VALLEY GIRL (2018), SWAT (2017-2020), THE SINNER (2018-2020), and the Australian Academy Award nominated documentary IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS (2019). Her score for the short film WRESTLING ZA'ATARI (2016) earned her Best Score nominations in both the Milan and London International Filmmaker Festivals. more...
Juror
Glenn Kiser is the Director of the Dolby Institute, Dolby’s initiative to bring education and inspiration to filmmakers and content creators about the creative use of sound and picture in storytelling. Previously, Kiser was the VP & General Manager of Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Sound, where he oversaw sound work on film projects such as AVATAR, THE INCREDIBLES, the STAR WARS prequels, THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, THE PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN and HARRY POTTER films. more...
Juror
Katy Jarzebowski is a composer, Sundance Fellow and lifelong cinephile who scores music for film, concert, and multimedia. Combining old world influences with new world sounds, Katy's work balances a strong background in string and orchestral writing with intimate elements of sound design, electronics, and unexpected instrumentations. more...
Submission Guidelines

One entry per person, per monthly challenge. The limits for monthly challenge submissions are the following: scripts – 10 page limit.


Technical Details

Scripts: PDF format only, please



Other: If your file format fits outside these formats, 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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