SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE
SIGN IN SEARCH MENU
SOUTH AFRICA'S TV WEBSITE

How to enter SundanceTV's 2019 short film competition

Written by TVSA Team from the blog TV Production on 13 Mar 2019
Favourite this post



SundanceTV's short film competition returns for a sequel this year and the search is on for 2019's winning film.

The competition launched last year and was won by Capetonian filmmaker Ian Morgan whose flik was titled Good Mourning.

It's back this year with the same prize: the winning film will win the SundanceTV Shorts Grand Jury Prize and will premiere at an event at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival: London.

The festival takes place between 30 May to 2 June this year and the winner will receive a trip for two to attend the screening of their film.

It will also air on the SundanceTV channel on DStv.

If you're a producer or director who wants to enter a film, this is what you need to know:

How to enter

You can submit your film on the website here: sundancetvshorts.com

The website also has Ian's winning film from last year, as well as the winning films from France and Spain. The competition runs in three countries - each country has its own winner.

Entry criteria

Your film must be no longer than 15 minutes and needs to have English subtitles if it isn't in English.

The competition is only open to individuals who've directed or produced a film i.e. it's not open to production companies.

You need to be 18 or older to enter and must be a legal South African resident - you need to provide proof of residence.

The film must have been created after 31 December 2017 and can be in any genre (including documentaries, animation and narrative).

The film needs to meet the official rules of SundanceTV which you'll find on their website too: sundancetvshorts.com (you'll see them under Contest Rules at the bottom of the page).

The judging panel

The panel is headed-up Mike Plante of Sundance Institute and includes Harold Gronenthal from SundanceTV, Aletta Alberts, Executive Head of Content Strategy and Third Party Channels at Multichoice, and award-winning local director and producer Sara Blecher.

What the judges are looking for

Films will be judged on a number of criteria, most notably: creativity, entertainment value, original storytelling and production values.

Must-know dates

Entries opened on Tuesday, 5 March and close on Tuesday, 16 April 2019.

The winner will be announced in May 2019.

More about Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival is organised by the Sundance Institute, which was founded in 1981 by Robert Redford.

It's nonprofit organization that discovers and supports independent artists in film, theatre and media by providing platforms for artists to create and thrive.
 

Channels in this post: SundanceTV



1 Comment

Tashi
13 Mar 2019 10:55

I'd love to enter, except I don't have a film.  A goal for next year? 


Only TVSA members can reply to this thread. Click here to login or register.





LATEST ARTICLES

New on TV today: Saturday 11 July

Somizi & Mohale: The Union comes to Wethu, the final season of Supernatural starts on M-Net City and Khabodacious returns to SABC2.


2020 SAMAs: Music Video and Record of the Year nominees

The SAMA public voting categories have been announced and the choice of Best Video cannot be taken lightly.


The Bold and the Beautiful on Eva Teasers - August 2020

Is there hope to find out who is threatening Hope?


Wild Skin Teasers - August 2020

Camila prevents a shooting. Also, a hit-man is hired.


Rebel in Love Teasers - August 2020

Finale alert! Agustin and Gracia go from being in cahoots to warnings being given.


New on TV today: Friday 10 July

Join 1Magic for Dinner at Somizi's or Nat Geo to uncover Lost Treasures of the Maya.


Rhythm Cityzens take on Scandal! on Family Feud South Africa

They're wrapped between Steve Harvey this Sunday, 12 July. See who's competing.


Catch-up with Iron Rose star Aracely Arámbula

From Season 1 to Season 2. Telemundo's Iron Rose gives us her take on Altagracia's inner world across seasons.


New on TV today: Thursday 9 July

Sketch show Famalam starts on SABC2 and Investigation Discovery dips a toe into Southern Gothic.


Brave Love Teasers - August 2020

Finale alert! One episode remains. Karma strikes Inés.

LATEST SITE ACTIVITY


More activity at TVSA Central


LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS



LATEST SOAPIE TEASERS





×
×

You browser doesn't have Flash, Silverlight, Gears, BrowserPlus or HTML5 support.