As filmmakers, we're often working behind the eight ball, trying to make do with too little money, resources, and time. And perhaps the biggest challenge filmmakers face is making the most of those constraints and succeeding in spite of them.

If you're looking to challenge yourself even further, you might want to take part in the Musicbed Challenge.

Filmmakers will be tasked with creating a film in just 30 days and submitting it to one of 5 categories:

  • Narrative
  • Spec Ad
  • Documentary
  • Music Video
  • Travel/Lifestyle

How does it work?

Musicbed has pre-selected songs from their catalog for each category and will require participants to use at least 10 seconds from one or more of those songs. So, pick a category, shoot your movie, and use at least 10 seconds of at least one of the pre-selected songs in your final edit. That's it!


What are the prizes?

Filmmakers will compete in each category to win over $80K in grants and gear, including $30,000 in cold, hard cash.

Winners will be selected by a panel of industry-leading judges, including DP Chayse Irvin (BlacKkKlansman), producer Jim Cummings (Thunder Road), and Sundance Programming Associate Drea Clark.

But the judges aren't the only ones picking winners. There will also be a crowd-sourced People's Choice award for all five categories.

When is this all going down?

Right we speak! The final day to submit is July 9th.

So, don't sleep on this. Put your filmmaking skills to the test and enter the Musicbed Challenge now. 

Start by downloading the starter kit here.

Source: Musicbed Challenge