Take the Challenge: February 26 - March 2, 2014
The Doc Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition in its 9th year. Filmmakers from all over the world world have 5 days to make a short 4-7 minute non-fiction film. The top 12 films are determined by a panel of judges and premiere at the largest doc film festival in North America, Hot Docs in Toronto.
What's in it for me?
Make a great film in just 5 days and win big.
$1,000 for Best Film
$1,000 for P.O.V. Choice Film & distribution on their website and possibly on television.
$1,000 from Documentary Educational Resources and a distribution consultation.
$1,000 for The Audience Award winning film. Prize sponsored by Video Blocks. Competition hosted at TheAudienceAwards.com
Winners receive subscriptions to services valued at $2,000 and films receive digital distribution at TheAudienceAwards.com.
Registration for the 2014 International Documentary Challenge is now open.
Registration Deadlines and Fees:
Early bird registration: closes December 31, 2013 - $99
Regular registration: January 1- 31, 2014 - $120
Late registration: February 1-10, 2014 - $150
Final registration: February 11-15, 2014 - $200
Registration is limited to 300 participants. Fees are per team.
Click the banner below to sign-up.
2013 Doc Challenge Award Winners:
Film Title: Good Soil
Directed By: Sebastian Lemke
Synopsis: The Gardening Center of the Meier brothers is just near the pit of Garzweiler 2 coal mine. Every day the digger comes closer to their home. A grey and lonely world except of one place.
City/Country: Cologne, Germany
Genre: Social Issue/Political
Awards: Best Film, POV Award, DER Award, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, $2,500 cash awarded
Film Title: Mark Mitchell
Directed By: Marcy Stone-Francois
Synopsis: Seattle designer, Mark Mitchell makes clothing for dead people.
City/Country: Seattle, WA, USA
Genre: Biography/Character Study
Awards: Honorable Mention - Best Interview, The 2013 Audience Awards Winner (as voted by fans on TheAudienceAwards.com), $500 cash awarded