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The Mute Date by Elvira Shakirova

Calling all creators! Do you have an amazing script for a short film that's production-ready and you're looking for an opportunity to build momentum around your project? Submit it to the Sundance Collab Script Challenge! Submissions should be a completed piece of work that's no longer than 10 pages on any topic and in any genre you choose. Be creative. Use your voice. Show us your vision. The sky's the limit to share your strongest and most imaginative stories with a community of artists on a global scale. Get your work out there. Do you accept the challenge?


One entry per person, per Challenge. 

Written work must be no longer than 10 pages. 

Deadline to submit: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 2:00p.m. PT.


Our monthly challenges are open to everyone in the Sundance Collab 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. Previously submitted projects will not be considered again - please do not enter the same work more than once to the Challenge.

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

The challenge closes on May 16, 2022 at 2:00p.m. PT

If you have questions regarding the challenge, please email Please do not contact members of the jury directly.


Winner will receive: 

  • Their work featured on Sundance Collab
  • A one-on-one mentorship session with a Sundance Advisor
  • Sundance Collab Annual Creator+ membership (12 months) which includes:
    • Post-event community breakout sessions
    • Collab Connect networking sessions
    • One-on-one office hours with a Sundance Advisor

Two runners-up will receive a Sundance Collab Annual Creator+ membership.

Submission Guidelines

One entry per person, per Challenge. Your written work must be no longer than 10 pages. Please do not use copyrighted material without permission as part of this monthly challenge.

Technical Details

Scripts should be in PDF format. If your script is not a PDF file, please contact us and we will try to accommodate it.

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