September 5, 2017
Sundance 2018

Young Filmmakers: Win an All-Expenses-Paid Trip to Sundance and Year-Long Mentorship

Filmmakers aged 18-24 have the opportunity to submit short films for consideration.

Are you a young filmmaker who's always dreamed of attending Sundance? Your wish could be granted no sooner than the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. 

Sundance and Adobe Project 1324 are teaming up for the annual Sundance Ignite Short Film Challenge, which awards selected filmmakers an all-expenses-paid trip to Sundance in addition to a year-long mentorship and support from the Sundance Institute. Previous mentors include Effie Brown (Dear White People), producer Jason Berman, and Jeff Orlowski (Chasing Coral). Sundance Ignite Fellows will also receive additional creative and professional development opportunities and a complimentary Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

What stories ignite you?

Applications must be between the ages of 18 to 24 and are required to submit a 1-to-8-minute short film (narrative or documentary) that answers the question, “What stories ignite you?” Short films should demonstrate the power of film to ignite creativity, passion, and impact. Entries will be evaluated for technical excellence, demonstration of an original voice, innovative storytelling, and strong character or subject development.

To apply, submit your film here before the deadline on September 26. See the previous Sundance Ignite Fellows (and their short films) here.       

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