Top 12 films premiere at the Fusion Doc Challenge screening at Slamdance in January 2015.
$4500 in cash awarded
Top 20 films receive an exclusive licensing deal for 18-months on Fusion.
About The International Fusion Documentary Challenge
The International Fusion Documentary Challenge is a new spinoff of The International Documentary Challenge with an emphasis on young and diverse documentary content. FDC is a timed filmmaking competition sponsored by The Fusion where filmmakers from around the world sign up to make a short documentary in five days that is 4-7 minutes in length. In addition to being restricted on time, filmmakers choose between 2 assigned documentary genres (such as Adventure, LGBTQ, Music, Art, etc.) and a specific theme (such as "Sub Culture") that dictates the content and direction of their film. The FDC is very similar to IDC, but filmmaking teams get to choose the five days they would like to make their film between now and November 5, 2014.
After November 10, the top 12 films are determined by an esteemed panel of judges and premiere at our event at Slamdance in January 2015 and at The Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February. FDC hosts an opening the weekend party at Slamdance. In addition to the top 12 films, an additional 8 films are chosen for an exclusive 18-month distribution deal with Fusion. The films also compete at TheAudienceAwards.com to an online international audience.
What you win:
The Doc Challenge picks a winning film and winner receives $1000.
Fusion picks their favorite film and that film wins $2500.
The top 12 films compete for The Audience Awards and the film with the most votes wins $1000.
The top 20 films receive an exclusive 18 month licensing deal with Fusion. So you will screen on a television network.