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The 2014 Doc Challenge theme: Behind The Curtain
Submit your Behind the Scenes: The Making of our Doc Challenge here:
Behind the Scenes videos will compete at The Audience Awards for $400 from March 17-April 7. The film with the most votes wins $400.
About The Doc Challenge
In its ninth year, The International Documentary Challenge is an annual timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers have 5 days to make a short documentary film that is 4-7 minutes in length. In addition to being restricted on time, filmmakers must choose between 2 assigned documentary genres (such as Biography, Music, 1st Person, etc.) and are assigned a specific theme (such as "Freedom") that will dictate the content and direction of their film. The top 12 films are determined by a panel of judges and premiere at Hot Docs – North America’s largest documentary film festival where the winners are announced. There's $4500 in cash awards up for grabs and $1500 in services. The films compete at TheAudienceAwards.com and receive digital distribution in The Audience Awards' library.
Sponsored by P.O.V., Documentary Educational Resources, Video Blocks, DocuMentors and The Audience Awards, Doc Challenge films go on to screen on television, at film festivals and some even get Emmy nods.