FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 26, 2015
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY CHALLENGE AND FUSION MEDIA ANNOUNCE FUSION DOC CHALLENGE WINNERS
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.
Twitter Handle: @TheDocChallenge
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