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A challenge to accelerate Native American filmmakers’careers!

Native American and First Nations of Canada filmmakers are invited to submit their short documentaries, 7 minutes and under, to the Audience Awards Native American Doc Challenge. We also seek documentaries shot in 360. If you submit a 360, be sure to mark that your video is 360 when you upload your film.

Championed by Native American filmmaker and actor, Forrest Goodluck, an industry jury will judge the films and the top 8 films will screen at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in February 2018. The showcase of the top eight films will also screen at AudFest in LA in the Spring.

Filmmakers receive one All Access pass to BSDFF including all screenings, DocShop sessions and special events and one All Access pass to AudFest including all screenings, special events, and labs.

Additionally, during Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, the filmmakers will be apart of their Native Filmmaker Fellows seminar with leaders in the Indigenous filmmaking community and the film industry at large. You may apply to be the BSDFF Native American Fellow.

To apply for this amazing opportunity click here!

Dec 29, 2017 at 11:59am MST (America/Denver)

Apr 10, 2018 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)

Apr 16, 2018 at 12:00pm MDT (America/Denver)

1st Place Jury Award: $1000
FilmStro License for movies with up to a $1M budget (Valued at $2,000)

1st Place Audience Award: $500
FilmStro License for movies with up to a $1M budget (Valued at $2,000)


Posted: 10/11/17



2018 Fox Writers Lab Now Accepting Applications

21CF Inclusion is hosting their 2018 Fox Writers Lab on Audience Awards!

The Fox Writers Lab is a highly selective initiative designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse voices, backgrounds, and life experiences. Fox is looking for fearless storytellers who will create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on Fox television shows, films, and other Fox Entertainment properties.

8 Writers will be selected to participate in the FWL initiative.

To learn more about this amazing opportunity or to submit your script click the button below!

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Posted: 9/28/17



Picture it:
Mark and Jay Duplass executive producing YOUR film.
It can really happen!
Less than 2 weeks left to submit your film.
Go to to find out more!

Posted: 8/16/17



Are you a filmmaker (or want to be)?
Well tune in Tuesday 7/25 to listen to a FREE LIVE convo with Seed&Spark CEO Emily Best and Mark Duplass (yup, that guy from the Hometown Heroes crowdfunding rally, ‘Togetherness’, and a BILLION other things) talking about YOUR film career wherever you are!

Find out more here.

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Posted: 7/21/17



The Hometown Heroes Rally invites filmmakers from across the country to bring diverse stories rooted in real communities to the screen. Up to 5 winners will have their narrative feature executive produced by the Duplass Brothers and receive up to $25,000 in cash for production.

Great stories happen everywhere. And great films can be made anywhere. Enter Hometown Heroes: a crowdfunding rally looking for the next generation of filmmakers making movies with local community and resources: talent, locations, production houses and partners.

To participate, launch a crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark for a narrative feature film in your hometown, and start building your audience. Your “hometown” can be where you’re from, or the town or city you currently call home. The 10 successfully funded campaigns with the most campaign followers (raising a minimum of $7,500 in cash) will go on as finalists to pitch The Duplass Brothers. Up to 5 campaigns may receive the grand prize, and ALL participants will receive personalized local crew concierge from Cinematcher.

Grand Prize
Win up to $25,000, your film executive produced by the Duplass Brothers, and a 16TB hard drive from G-Tech!

(Winners announced November 1, 2017)

Go local!
In addition to the grand prize, we’ve partnered with film commissions, brands and organizations all across the country to provide local prizes covering everything from funding to marketing, which will be awarded throughout the rally based on audience support.

How to Join

Launch a crowdfunding campaign on Seed&Spark raising at least $7,500 in cash. Campaigns can be for any phase of filmmaking, from development through post. All campaigns must run from September 12 – October 13, 2017. You must submit your campaign for review by August 25, 2017. Read more about our review process.

To qualify, you must gather at least 500 campaign followers on Seed&Spark by October 13, 2017. Followers include all contributors, as well as anyone who clicks “follow” from your campaign page to receive your email updates.

You must also post 2 project updates a week during your 30-day crowdfunding campaign; at least 1 update during the campaign must contain video content original to the campaign.

Finalists will be announced on October 16. If you are a finalist, you’ll have 10 days to prepare a 30-second video pitch to The Duplass Brothers about how much of $25,000 your project should receive, and why The Duplass Brothers should executive produce your film.

Official Rules


Posted: 7/5/17