Audpop Curbside Shorts Filmmaking Challenge
Create a 2-minute film inspired by being at home.
All Ages

Due May 26th, 2020 - Female and non-binary North American filmmakers are invited to create and submit a short in one week while social distancing.

In the spirit of keeping filmmaking alive, and to capture this moment of profound interconnectivity, Women In Film, ReFrame and IMDbPro have joined forces in support of filmmakers during COVID-19 to stay productive, creative, and inspired while abiding by measures taken to tackle the spread of the virus.

What have you discovered about yourself, home, or neighborhood? How do you envision the future coming out of this pandemic? Have you imagined a new character or superhero? Or perhaps been inspired by a real-life hero working on the front lines?

All genres are welcome: drama, comedy, horror, animation, documentary, or a hybrid. Filmmakers can employ smartphones and/or DSLR cameras, animation, lighting, camera equipment, and editing tools as available “at home” to create a short film.

This film challenge is capped at 200 entries, so be sure to get your submission in first. If your film is not in English, you must submit your film with English subtitles. Make sure to get your submission in fast!

Filmmakers have from May 19-26, 2020, to create and submit their film. Submissions are judged for admittance into the film challenge before voting opens. Acceptance into the film challenge is based on the quality of content and adherence to the assignment. The film challenge is hosted in two rounds. Audience voting opens May 26, 2020, at 2 PDT and closes June 2, 2020, at 2 PDT. The top 10 films with the most audience votes and 10 films selected by the preliminary jury will advance to the finals round.

The five winning films will be featured on the homepage of IMDb, the world's most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows, and celebrities, and receive a one-year membership to IMDbPro, the essential resource for entertainment industry professionals, to help filmmakers continue achieving success in their careers.

All submissions must be 2 minutes or under in length with a 20-second grace period.

Click the link below for Official Rules and more details.


Grand Prize:

First Runner-up:

3 Honorable Mentions:

open to female and non-binary filmmakers residing in North America.

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