Filmmaker Challenges

IFP Phoenix holds Filmmaker Challenges each year that are designed to provide an opportunity for Arizona Filmmakers to increase their skills and abilities. Each challenge:

  • Requires you and your team to create a short film (5 minutes or less).
  • Allows you to submit your film in HD, and we’ll project it in HD.
  • Screens all films submitted on the BIG screen- even those submitted AFTER the deadline (although only films submitted on time are eligible for competition.
  • Offers remote Kickoff!  Live in Sedona, Tucson, Flagstaff, or even Bisbee? Join us!
    Offers remote Submission! Save your gas, submit online digitally!

IFP Phoenix is proud to present the 2017 season of challenges!

2017 Beat the Clock Challenge

Our 48 hour Beat the Clock Film Challenge has concluded for 2017 and will be back next year! In the meantime, you can see all of the winners here!

Kick-Off: Summer 2018

2017 Break Out Challenge

This is is our Annual 48 Hour Film Challenge and the longest running film challenge in Arizona.

Kick-Off: Thursday, September 21st 2017 from 6pm-8pm – Location TBA

Film Turn-In Date: Monday, October 23rd 2017 @ 7pm – Online

Screening: Thursday, November 9th 2017, 7pm Harkins Scottsdale 101

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Filmmaker Challenge History