Now in it’s 6th year, the International Documentary Challenge returns
to the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival in
Toronto. This year’s challenge takes place March 3-7, 2011 with the
Hot Docs premiere of the Finalists in early May.
The Doc Challenge is a fast paced, fun and innovative competition that
will push your documentary skills to the limit. If you’re new to the
idea, it’s very simple: Filmmakers from around the world are given a
genre (Character Study, Music, 1st Person, etc.) and a theme (such as
“Change”.) Participants then have 5 days to develop, produce and edit
a 4 to 7 minute non-fiction film. The result is an exhilarating five
days for the filmmakers, and, as the films reveal, a thrill for the
audiences at Hot Docs and beyond.
This year, Doc Challenge’s newest Presenting Partner, The Documentary
Channel, will present the Best Film award and select many of the
finalists for a National US Broadcast!
Registration is now open. Head over to Doc Challenge to register your
team. Be sure to register early to lock in the Early Bird price!
The 2011 Presenting Partners include Hot Docs, The Documentary
Channel, American Documentary/P.O.V., Documentary Educational
Resources and Typecast Releasing. Supporting partners include the
International Documentary Association, the Documentary Organization of
Canada, DocuMentors, the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Dokufest,
Docs In Progress and the 48 Hour Film Project.
The International Documentary Challenge.
Real Life. Filmed Real Fast.