The IFC has a great opportunity for individuals with documentaries ideas. If you have a good concept for a documentary and want to get funding for it or get it seen by decision makers, you need to check out the IFC The Back to Basics Documentary Challenge.
You are only required to submit three minutes of video with your idea for the film, but the deadline is fast approaching (August 3, 2008), so you need to get organized quickly.
IFC is looking for a short documentary or a documentary trailer. It must be a non-fiction with the subject matter of your choosing. Please note, for this contest, IFC is only accepting documentary concepts. Film submissions will be judged on the filmmakers ability to portray their unique point of view with their chosen subject matter as well as the film’s overall creative and technical production merits.
Two cash prizes are being offered: 1st prize is $7500, Runner-up prize is $2500.
To get signed up and upload submissions, visit www.ifc.com/backtobasics
Documentary Films .Net receives emails frequently from individuals with ideas for a film, but no idea how to take the next step. This is the next step. Use your video to pitch the idea you have always had.
Go to the IFC challenge webiste here www.ifc.com/backtobasics. Opportunities to just pitch ideas are very limited. This challenge is your opportunity.