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 the films are handed off to the theater.)
  • 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 2022 season of challenges!

The 2022 Beat the Clock Challenge!

Film challenges are back at IFP Phoenix! Get your team ready for 48 hours of filmmaking mayhem. Write, produce, and edit your film in 2 days using different parameters given out at kickoff! We take entries up until the day of the challenge or until we meet our team capacity of 25. This challenge kicks off , Friday, June 17th, 2022.

See the results here.

240 to Glory Challenge 2022!

Can you write, produce and edit a short film in 10 days (240 hours)? This challenge is still going to be short enough that it’s a wild ride, but still gives filmmakers a couple weekends to take their time. Get your team signed up and and get screened at the Peoria Film Fest 2022!

Get more info here. 


Filmmaker Challenge History