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 2016 season of challenges!

2017 Beat the Clock Challenge

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

Kick-Off: Friday, July 14th 2017 from 6pm-8pm – Location TBA

Film Turn-In Date: July 16th 2017 @ 7pm – Online

Screening: Thursday, August 3rd 2017 @ Harkins Scottsdale 101

Sign up for this Challenge


2017 Break Out Challenge

This challenge is designed to get Arizona filmmakers out into the larger community and the prize is FREE submissions to film festivals around the country.  Last year we gave out nearly 20 free submissions- it’s a great opportunity.

Kick-Off: FALL 2017

Film Turn-In Date: TBA

Screening: TBA


Filmmaker Challenge History