U.S. network Fusion is launching a competition for short documentaries, with the winning entry earning a slot at Slamdance in January and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February.
The network is partnering with the International Documentary Challenge (IDC) to ask young filmmakers from around to world to create short documentaries (four- to seven-minutes-long) in five days from start to finish.
“We know that millennials are smart, young, curious and creative – and the best way to showcase that is by allowing them to showcase themselves,” said Fusion CEO Isaac Lee in a statement. “By partnering with the International Documentary Challenge, we can engage with our audience while holding up the best they have to offer for their peers worldwide to experience.”
IDC exec producer Paige Williams added: “One of our main goals is to provide talented young filmmakers great opportunity to advance their careers. A premiere at Slamdance and television exposure through Fusion is the perfect match for moving the Doc Challenge into our next decade.”
For more on how to participate in the Fusion International Doc Challenge click here.