The Sundance Institute and TED now have an open call for
proposals for their second collaboration, which will jointly award $125,000 for
a short documentary film project about the work of the 2014 TED Prize winner
— Charmain Gooch, co-founder and director of Global Witness.
The Institute’s Documentary Film Program is accepting proposals
through May 1, 2014 on Sundance’s website. They will oversee the selection process in collaboration with TED.
Here are the guidelines for what the winning proposal must
It should highlight the work of the TED Prize winner over
the course of their first 12 months after receiving the award; be suitable for
creating appreciation and deeper understanding of the TED Prize winner’s work;
be independently produced, with creative control held by the
producing/directing team; display directorial vision/aesthetic; and have the
potential for theatrical release.
Deliverables should include a short cinematic film of 25-40
minutes in length, a multi-platform release strategy, a trailer of under 90
seconds, and a 3-5-minute version of the film. Film projects must be completed
within 18 months of the announcement of the award. Clips will be screened at
the 2015 TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada.
The winning proposal will be announced in June 2014. Check out more information about Charmain Gooch, winner of the annual TED Prize, at TED’s website.