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!

2016 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 15th 2016 from 6pm-8pm – Location TBA

Film Turn-In Date: July 17th 2016 @ 7pm – Online

Screening: Thursday, August 4th 2016Harkins Scottsdale 101

Our Beat the Clock Film Challenge is now complete for 2016!

2016 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: Thursday, September 15th 2016 @ SunUp Brewery from 6pm to approximately 8pm.

Film Turn-In Date: Sunday, October 16th 2016

Screening: Thursday, November 3rd 2016 – Location TBA

Sign up for this Challenge The 2016 Break Out Challenge is now full. Registration is closed.


Filmmaker Challenge History