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Watch Sundance Institute Short Films and Submit Your Own

By Luke Slattery | Indiewire April 28, 2014 at 4:13PM

On Monday, April 28th, some of the Internet's most popular sites will join together to spark an international conversation about poverty and hunger.
"The Masterchef"
Sundance Institute "The Masterchef"

Attention, short filmmakers. This could be the opportunity you've been waiting for. The Sundance Short Film Challenge is inviting filmmakers to create and submit 3-5 minute films that celebrate the ingenuity and imagination that people use to overcome extreme poverty. Presented in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Sundance Institute invites filmmakers to submit films and story ideas that generate awareness about global hunger and poverty.

The five winning filmmakers will receive $10,000 in prize money and travel to see their work screened at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Users can submit their films through July 1, 2014. The online call for entries is being managed by There is no fee to apply; more information can be found at

As inspiration, below you can watch the five films which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah and screened again publicly at Sundance London. Each of the five short films, produced in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, intersects with poverty and hunger in the name of generating worldwide awareness. Check them out and go ahead and submit your own.

 1. 'Am I Going to Fast?' a short film by Hank Willis Thomas and Christopher Myers

2. 'Kombit' a short film by Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman

3. 'The Masterchef' a short film by Ritesh Batra

4. 'Vezo' a short film by Tod Lending

5. 'After My Garden Grows' a short film by Megan Mylan

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