Breakout Film Challenge 2011

We have some awesome filmmakers here in Arizona and we want to help your film break out and get seen all over the world!  You’ll have more than just a final film to submit, but we’ll help make resources available to you, so you can take your time and do it right!

Membership is the Key!  Now is the best time to become an IFP Phoenix Member, trust us!  Discounts on team registration and on all upcoming workshops and seminars.  Membership will quickly pay for itself, and continue to pay for itself if you plan on participating in other IFP Phoenix challenges and seminars/workshops over the next year!

29 Teams participated, 17 films were completed and screened on November 17th 2011.

The Criteria

We are skipping the traditional Prop, Line, and Genre criteria for this round.  Instead, we want to inspire your team with just a THEME.  What is a theme you ask?  It is the underlying message of your film, separate from your story, genre, and dialog.  It is the heart of any story.  For examples and more information about themes, visit a few of these websites: SamplesInformationPresentation

Also, you’ll be delivering more than just a final film for judging.  You’ll have to deliver a trailer, digital artwork, and marketing materials too.

So What Makes it so Challenging?

With minimal requirements, what makes it so challenging you ask?  Make a film that will get Arizona noticed!  Can you make a film that will get the attention of filmgoers and gain the respect of other filmmakers across the country?  That is a challenge!  If you succeed, you’ll not only make a name for yourself, but you’ll help all of Arizona succeed in building a stronger film community.

Schedule

Late Registration: Open now until Films are Due on November 7th.

Kickoff: September 16, 2011 @ Collins College Tempe 14th St. Studios, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Films Due: November 7, 2011 (7 weeks to complete the film)

Screenings: November 18, 2011 – Phoenix Art Museum

What Must be Delivered

Our deliverables are all geared to help you get your film out to film festivals.  We want you to get your films OUT there, these will help you succeed.

  • Your completed 5-minute film, using your chosen theme.
  • A :30 sec teaser trailer.
  • Digital artwork for a standard-sized movie poster.
  • Digital artwork for a promotional postcard.
  • Marketing package including WAB requirements: synopsis, cast/crew bios, directors statement

** Specifications on each deliverable (templates for formatting when possible) will be provided to teams at kickoff.

Seminars, Workshops, and Events

IFP Phoenix will be providing seminars and workshops that are specifically designed to help you at various stages of your projects.

Current Sponsors:

Prizes:

1st Place

  • $250 Prize Money
  • Automatic selection to 2012 Phoenix Film Festival
  • Free 2-Day Studio Rental @ Collins College
  • FREE submission to 4 other film festivals across the country (more TBA)

2nd Place

  • $75 Prize Money
  • Automatic submission to 2012 Phoenix Film Festival
  • FREE submission to 4 other film festivals across the country (more TBA)

3rd Place

  • $50 Prize Money
  • Automatic submission to 2012 Phoenix Film Festival
  • FREE submission to 4 other film festivals across the country (More TBA)