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 2018 season of challenges!

2018 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.

The Beat the Clock Challenge has now completed for 2018! Check out our monthlong Breakout Film Challenge!

2018 Break Out Challenge

This film challenge is a month long and is geared towards getting our filmmakers’ work out into thew world as they compete for free film festival submissions!

Kick-Off: Thursday, September 20th at 6pm

Film Turn In: Sunday, October 21st at 7pm

Screening: Wednesday, November 14th at 6:30pm at Harkins Scottsdale 101

Sign up for this Challenge


Filmmaker Challenge History