The International Documentary Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmaking teams from around the world have just 5 days to make a short documentary film. The 3rd annual took place March 6-10, 2008 with and the finalists premiered at Hot Docs in April 2008! The next Doc Challenge will be held March 5-9, 2009. More details about the event here.
A screening of the 2008 Doc Challenge films produced in the Portland area will take place on May 7, 2008 at The Hollywood Theatre. On July 10, 2008 a screening of the Seattle-area films will screen at the Northwest Film Forum. Please contact Doug Whyte with questions about booking more Doc Challenge screenings.
Don't think a good film can be made in 5 days?
View the films from the 2006 International Documentary Challenge in our screening room.
You can view photos of the 2006 competition on flickr.
Read what some of the filmmakers had to say about their experience from the 2007 event!
Films from the Doc Challenge's sister competition, the National Film Challenge, are available for viewing HERE.
The International Documentary Challenge was developed by KDHX Community Media and is sponsored by Hot Docs, American Documentary | P.O.V., the International Documentary Association (IDA), SILVERDOCS, The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC), the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Film Action Oregon and the creators of the 48 Hour Film Project and the National Film Challenge. It is produced by Doug Whyte.