Fusion Doc Challenge Winners announced at Slamdance

January 26, 2015



January 26, 2015


Top 12 films premiered at Slamdance Doc Challenge event today where the winners were announced.

​January 25, 2015: Park City, Utah – The International Documentary Challenge announced the winners today for the Fusion Doc Challenge at the films’ premiere and awarded $3500. The International Fusion Documentary Challenge challenged young filmmakers from around to world to create short documentaries (4-7 minutes) in five days from start to finish. Contestants were given the theme “I’ve got a baaaaaad feeling about this” and choose between two given genres.

The Winners of the Fusion Doc Challenge:

Fusion Best Film: I Am Juli, Tarryn Crossman – $2500 cash award (Watch the Trailer Here)

Doc Challenge Best Film, I am Juli, Tarryn Crossman – $1000 cash award

Honorable Mentions: 3rd Culture Kids, Jeremy Rubier & Moment of Glitch, Mary Horan

Best Directing: 3rd Culture Kids, Jeremy Rubier

Best Editing: 3rd Culture Kids, Jeremy Rubier

Best Cinematography: I am Juli, Tarryn Crossman

Best Use of Theme: I Am Juli, Tarryn Crossman

Best Original Score: House of Tom of Finland, Andrea Lewis

Best Sound Track: I am Juli, Tarryn Crossman


Best Use of Genres:

Art – Moment of Glitch, Mary Horan

1st Person- Wake Up, Erin Babbin (Watch the Trailer Here)

Biography/Character Study – I am Juli, Tarryn Crossman

Historical- House of Tom of Finland, Andrea Lewis

Nature/Environmental – GMOtional, Tom Stagg (Watch the Trailer Here)

Social Issue/Political- I am Juli, Tarryn Crossman

Sports- Hector Piccard, Roberto Garcia

LGBTQ- Escape, Youngsun Yun


The finalist judges for The Fusion Doc Challenge included:

Sean Covel, Napoleon Dynamite

Deny Staggs, Montana Film Commissioner

Anna Germanidi, Slamdance Film Festival


All of the films receive an exclusive 18-month distribution deal with Fusion Media. The films will compete for The Audience Awards and $1000 in March. The Audience Awards is film’s social network connecting filmmakers, festivals and audiences.

About The International Documentary Challenge

In its 10th year, The International Documentary Challenge is an annual timed filmmaking competition where filmmakers from around the globe have 5 days to make a short documentary that is 4-7 minutes in length. In addition to being restricted on time, the filmmakers choose between 2 assigned documentary genres and are assigned a specific theme. An elite industry jury determines the top 12 films. Doc Challenge films screen on television, at film festivals, on TheAudienceAwards.com and receive Emmy nods.

Facebook Page

Twitter Handle: @TheDocChallenge

About Fusion

Fusion is a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. It engages and champions a young, diverse, and inclusive America with a unique mix of original reporting, lifestyle, and comedic content that is both smart and irreverent. Fusion launched in millions of households nationwide on October 28, 2013. Seven major distributors are carrying the cable network including Dish network, Cablevision, Charter, Cox, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS and Google Fiber.  Fusion is a joint venture between Univision Communications Inc. and the Disney/ABC Television Network. To find out if Fusion is available in your area visit: GetFusionTV.net.


To learn more about the Challenge, visit: http://www.theaudienceawards.com/fusiondocchallenge












Related Posts

Amazing LGBTQ+ Films: AudPop Celebrating Pride Month

Amazing LGBTQ+ Films: AudPop Celebrating Pride Month

AudPop continues to celebrate Pride Month with more amazing LGBTQ+ films. As our AudPop's Rockin' Pride Month article said, we've been showcasing LGBTQ+ films and videos since 2014. We've had eight solid years of offering a platform for your voices and stories to hit...

Supporting and connecting diverse filmmakers to amazing brands, festivals, and opportunities. Let's Get Started