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Sundance Institute Announces Short Film Challenge

Photo of Eric Eidelstein By Eric Eidelstein | Indiewire January 22, 2014 at 1:8PM

Sundance Institute has started a new project that will use independent filmmaking to shed light on poverty and hunger around the world. The competition, which will receive support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, invites three-to-eight-minute submissions--of either documentary or narrative form--that depict innovations made by individuals to combat poverty.
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Sundance Institute has started a new project that will use independent filmmaking to shed light on poverty and hunger around the world. The competition, which will receive support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, invites submissions of short documentary or narrative films (of 3-8 minutes) that depict innovations being made by individuals to combat poverty. 

The chosen films will receive a $10,000 grant and an invitation to a private screening of the films at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Submissions are free and due before July 1, 2014. The Sundance Institute is working with Tongal.com to manage the online call for entries. 

To launch this challenge, five films which premiered at this years Sundance will premiere online throughout the year. They include: "After My Garden Grows" (India), "Am I Going Too Fast" (Kenya), "Kombit" (Haiti), "The Masterchef" (India) and "Vezo" (Madagascar). 

To learn more about the project and how to enter, click here.

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