Challenge Submissions

Challenge

Accepting submissions:October 31, 2019 - November 30, 2019

Crafting an ending that's both inevitable and surprising is very challenging.  In this challenge, you will have the opportunity to write an alternate ending to this film.  Select a feature film (well known, if possible) that ended in an unsatisfying way and rewrite the final scene. 


Follow these steps:


1) Give the title of the film

2) Write a logline (1-2 sentences) for the film

3) Write a short (1 paragraph/4-6 sentence) description of what happens in the final scene of the released film

4) Write an alternate ending that you think would be more satisfying and resonant, while staying true to the characters, story and world of the film.


This Challenge is sponsored by Final Draft, the industry standard in screenwriting software. 


SUBMISSION LIMITS

Your written work cannot exceed 10 pages.

Deadline to submit: November 30, 2019 at 12PM/Noon 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 November 30, 2019 at 12PM/Noon PT.


PRIZES

Winner will receive: 

  • Final Draft 11 screenwriting software ($250 value)
  • All Access Membership (12 months) which includes:
    • Online Master Classes - One free registration to every monthly online Master Class ($900 value)
    • Online Courses * - Save 50% on first multi-week, live Online Course and 25% on each subsequent course (* Fees apply)
    • Member-only Events - Access to online Member-only events
    • Live Events - Priority access to select live Sundance learning events
  • A one-on-one mentoring session with a Sundance Advisor
  • Winning entry featured prominently on Sundance Co//ab

Runner ups (Two will be selected) - Sundance Co//ab Annual Membership (12 months) 



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Jurors
Juror
BECK KITSIS (she/her) is a writer, director, and producer focused on developing emotionally-charged social impact stories. Selected as a 2019 Sundance Screenwriters Intensive Fellow and a member of Film at Lincoln Center’s Artist Academy at the 2019 New York Film Festival, Beck is currently co-writing and producing Strawberry Summer.
Juror
Deborah S. Esquenazi is a film director, screenwriter, and investigative journalist. Esquenazi's first feature, the critically acclaimed documentary Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four, won the Critic’s Choice Award for 'Best First Feature', garnered an Emmy nomination for 'Outstanding Social Issues Documentary', a Peabody Award, and won a GLAAD Media Award for 'Outstanding Documentary', among other distinctions.
Juror
Jamie Gonçalves is a Brasilian-American producer based between central Missouri and Mexico City. He’s a Sundance Institute Creative Fiction Producing Fellow and Impact Partners Documentary Fellow.
Juror
Kenneth Renaldo Reynolds has made Louisiana his home for over two decades. After receiving his bachelor’s degree at LSU, and later attending grad school at the University of New Orleans, Kenny found his way into working on a variety of projects and in various positions during his time in entertainment.
Juror
Makena Buchanan is a Texas native and a producer of fiction and non-fiction films and series. He is a 2018 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow and participated in the inaugural Southern Producers Lab.
Submission Guidelines

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

Technical Details

Scripts: PDF format only, please


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

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