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2019 Ignite FAQ

Sundance Ignite FAQs for Application
How old do I have to be to participate?
Eligible participants must be between the ages of 18-24 as of August 15, 2018.
Is there a timeframe my work needs to be completed in?
All work must be completed between Sept. ‘17 and Sept ‘18.
What video formats can I use?
We accept .MPG, .MOV and MP4s. The minimum video time is one minute. The maximum video time is eight minutes.
What tools can I use to create work?
You may use any filmmaking tools you choose. If you need a free film editing tool that you can use on a mobile device, you might try Premiere Clip (Down
Can I submit a film that I created with a crew?
Yes, however, you must be the film’s director to be eligible for the Sundance Ignite fellowship.
What if we have co-directors, can more than one director be considered?
Only one director per submission can be considered for the Ignite Fellowship. If two or more directors are identified, the director that completed the
submission will be eligible and considered for the Fellowship.
Can I re-submit the same film as last year?
No, please submit new content. All work must be completed between Sept. ‘17 and Sept ‘18.
Can I submit multiple projects to the Sundance Ignite “What Stories Ignite You?” challenge?
No, you can only submit one project to the challenge.
What genres will you consider?
We will consider narrative and non-fiction work.
Will you accept VR or mixed media work?
At this time, we are unable to accept VR and AR work.
What happens to my work?
After your work is fully processed and uploaded to the challenge, you can adjust the settings for all your projects in your profile settings. If you’d like to delete your work, it will be fully discarded from our servers. You can choose your cover image, tags, titles and descriptions during the upload process, before sharing your live projects via social media.
I have more questions that this FAQ isn’t answering - who can I contact?
Please direct your questions to