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Oscar-winning Director's $5,000 Challenge to All Filmmakers


July 31, 2017


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Make a 60 second film. Win $5,000!

Oscar-winning director Terry George wants to discover you!

The director of Hotel Rwanda and The Promise challenges you to make a 60-second short film that tells a human rights story important to you. The challenge is to capture this story in one minute or under - and without dialogue. Entries will be judged by a jury of renowned filmmakers and human rights pioneers, and will include Terry George himself and Cannes-winning filmmaker Atom Egoyan. Apply at


  • 60 seconds or under
  • narrative, fiction, documentary, animation & new media
  • original content (the work of the filmmaker)
  • limited use of licensed archival/stock footage is permitted
  • no dialogue or subtitles
  • no opening or end credits, except film title

What will you win?

  • $5,000 cash prize
  • Broad promotion on website and social media platforms
  • Select finalists will be invited to join a collaborative submission to human rights film festivals

How can I enter?

  1. Fill out online application:
  2. Provide two short statements
  3. Submit your video (Vimeo or YouTube link - with or without password)
  4. Payment of $10 (Armenian citizens applying from Armenia are waived the fee.)

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