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:

  • As a team leader, you sign up your team for the challenge. Your team members and equipment are up to you.
  • At kickoff, you get the guidelines for that challenge and you and your team to create a short film (5-6 minutes or less, depending on the challenge).
  • We’ll screen all films submitted on the BIG screen- even those submitted AFTER the deadline (although only films submitted on time are eligible for competition and late films still must be turned in before screening blu-ray is made)
  • Offers remote Kickoff!  Live in Sedona, Tucson, Flagstaff, or even Bisbee? Join us! In person is always more fun, but we’re flexible. Submission is remote! Save your gas, submit online digitally!

IFP Phoenix is proud to present the 2019 season of challenges!

2019 Beat the Clock Challenge

Our 48 hour Beat the Clock Film Challenge is the longest running film challenge in Arizona. It’s a wild weekend of filmmaking and no sleep. We take entries up until the day of the challenge or we meet our team capacity of 25.

Kick Off: June 7th, 2019 at 7pm. (Venue TBD)
Turn In: June 9th, 2019 at 7pm.
Screening: June 26th, 2019.

 Sign up for this Challenge  

2019 Breakout Challenge

This film challenge is a month long and is geared towards getting our filmmakers’ work out into the world as they compete for free film festival submissions! We take entries up until the day of the challenge or we meet our team capacity of 20.

Coming Fall 2019!

Filmmaker Challenge History