Challenge Submissions

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#TambiénNosotrasValemos (#WeAlsoMatter)

Marcela Toledo

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Journey

Stephen Maddox

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man builds road

Stephen Schuyler

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Can I be me?

Nicolas Pourliaros

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Irreversible

Fi Dieter

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3 Days

Julie Sharbutt

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We're Here To Love One Another

Tyler Batson

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#SeeTheBoy

Eulonda Kay Lea

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Loneliness

Ruslan

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Feathers of Hope

Barbara Chepaitis

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Sebastian y su Mama

Colby Barrios

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B for Braille

Sharat Kumar

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Dawn of a New Day

Heather Kennedy

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Homeless Joe

Linda Niksic

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Above & Beyond

Catherine Nakato

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Me vieron cruzar

Nicolas Ghio

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The Spelling Bee

Anthony Williams

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I Am - short film

Adetutu Sadiq

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The A Doesn't Stand for Accessible

Rachel Handler

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Why Stevens Creek Trail

Patrick Grant

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Black Girl. Black Boy. Bald.

Jasmine Johnson

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Functional

Meka Butler

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The Waiting List: A childcare and public health crisis

Tamara Perkins

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Shades of Red

Jason

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Labor & Justice

Sarah Joy Byington

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HEART'S RESCUE

Jill Marie McMurray

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Naturally Valuable State

Suzanne Galli Courtright

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La Frontera

KVW

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UM EM 1 MILHÃO (portuguese Original Title) - ONE IN 1 MILLION(eng. translation)

Bruno Miguel da Silva

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Floating Above The Wall

Hala Kaddoura

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Challenge

Challenge is closed

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The challenge closes on July 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM PDT.

Activism comes in many forms, so this month's challenge is a free-style. Select a local issue that's important to you and create a piece of work that uses the power of story to engage your audience: a short documentary, fiction script or video, a podcast - whatever form best expresses your truth and the story you're telling.


SUBMISSION LIMITS

Scripts – 10 page limit; Video – 8 minute limit; Audio/Podcast– 8 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. 


DEADLINE EXTENDED: The challenge closes on July 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM 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.

Juror
Cruz Angeles is an award-winning Film & TV director. His work includes multiple documentary segments for television, including the Peabody Award winning ESPN “30 for 30” documentary, FERNANDO NATION. His feature length narrative, DON’T LET ME DROWN, debuted in competition for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter named the film "one of the best film portraits yet of New York City in the aftermath of 9/11." Cruz is a Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Directing Fellow.
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Michael Camerini shoots, directs and produces films and documentary series that travel across geographical and subject areas as diverse as women's rights and social change in India. His approach to filmmaking is notable for a camera technique that is fluid and non-intrusive, and a style of filming that encourages extraordinary access, as people tell their own stories, whatever the cultural context. Notable titles include BORN AGAIN, KAMALA AND RAJI, WELL-FOUNDED FEAR (2000) and the 10-part documentary feature series HOW DEMOCRACY WORKS NOW (2013) and NIGER: TALES of RESILIENCE (2016).
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Tani Ikeda is an Emmy-winning director who creates narratives, documentaries, music videos, and commercial films. She was recently selected as one of Sundance's 2018 intensive screenwriting lab's fellows and was named one of Film Independent’s 33 Emerging Filmmakers as a Project: Involve Directors Fellow. Ikeda is a Rainin Foundation Grant Recipient and CAAM documentary director's fellow. She was an Executive Producer and Director on the Blackpills Documentary TV Series RESIST with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors about the fight against LA County's 3.5 billion dollar jail plan. Tani holds a Bachelors Degree in Film Production from the University of Southern California and currently resides in Los Angeles.
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Anne Makepeace, writer, producer, director, has been making award-winning films for more three decades. Her recent documentary, TRIBAL JUSTICE, was broadcast on POV, won Best Documentary Feature at the American Indian Film Festival and at the Charlotte Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Montreal First People’s Film. Her previous films include WE STILL LIVE HERE and RAIN IN A DRY LAND. She has premiered three films at Sundance.
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Shaandiin Tome is an award-winning filmmaker from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Trained as an editor and cinematographer, she is a 2016 Sundance Full Circle Fellowship alumna, 2016 Sundance Programming Intern, and in May 2017, she was selected for the Sundance Native Filmmaker’s Lab Fellowship with her short film project MUD (Hashtl’ishnii). After making MUD (Hashtl’ishnii) it was selected to premiere in Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and traveled the world on the film festival circuit.
Submission Guidelines

One entry per person, per monthly challenge. The submission limits for this monthly challenge are the following: scripts – 10 page limit; video – 8 minute limit; audio/podcast– 8 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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