Monthly Challenge

Submit your work for a chance to win a subscription and a one-on-one mentoring session with a Sundance Co//ab Advisor

8 submissions

Current Challenge

Mystery Sender

Accepting submissions:June 30, 2019 - July 31, 2019

Create a character and show us what happens when they receive a text message from an unknown sender that includes one of the following prompts: "I'm here" / "Remember me" / "Your time is up" / "Don't look back".

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Recent Challenge Winner

Free Skate (Co-Hosted with the Blackhouse)

Skate Yrself Clean

Janna Jude Brown
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Part documentary, part music video, meet the ever-joyful Ricky Lee Robinson: professional floor cleaner by day, beloved freestyle rollerskater by night. All to the tune of "Dance Yrself Clean" by LCD Soundsystem and set deep in the heart of Florida.

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Past Challenges

29 submissions

Speak Your Truth

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Think of a local issue that's important to you and create a piece of work that uses the power of story to engage your audience.

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36 submissions

Free Skate (Co-Hosted with the Blackhouse)

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Create a project in any genre that uses this image of roller skates as inspiration.

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42 submissions

First Impressions: Not All is Lost!

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You only get one chance for a first impression - tell the story of an important meeting that goes terribly wrong

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50 submissions

My So-Called Family

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Write the first 5-10 pages of the TV pilot about your family: can be in any genre!

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16 submissions

Three's a Crowd

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Create a piece in any format or genre in which a Valentine's Day dinner takes a twist

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15 submissions

Strangers on a Train, on a Plane, at a Bar!

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What happens when two strangers are forced together, if even for a moment? Create a scene to win the Challenge.

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11 submissions

Pitch Perfect

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Pitching is an art and a science - pitch your passion project in 90-120 seconds.

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5 submissions

Are You Next?

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Horror takes many forms: slasher, gore, psychological, existential, camp, science fiction... whatever you imagine, horror can be. Tap into your dark side to craft a piece of work that gives us a new kind of fright.

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7 submissions

Back to School/Back to Work

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In parts of the world, September is a time when the summer is over and it's back to school or back to work, a time to start over.

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7 submissions

Karaoke Throwdown!

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Write a short scene in any genre where your main character performs karaoke. What’s the setting, what song does she/he select, who else is present and what’s their response, what’s the conflict or obstacle in the scene for the main character, what does it reveal about them? Have fun! (Note: Please do not use or share copyrighted material without permission as part of this Challenge!)

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14 submissions

Turning Point

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When a character confronts what she/he fears most, it's often a key turning point for their journey/ emotional arc. Write or shoot a scene or sequence that illuminates this Challenge. Use any genre, any medium, go deep, have fun!

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12 submissions

Who Owns The Yellow Truck?

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, what’s the story behind this one?

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15 submissions

Make Us Care

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Accept the Challenge to create a character or film a character who pulls us in!

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4 submissions

Identity Without Borders

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Create a short that provides a window into any of the many facets of your identity.

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