Registration is now open! Click here to register your team. Registration is on a first come first served basis. The first 250 teams from around the world to register will be accepted into the event.

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Important Dates

Early Registration Deadline: February 11, 2008
Final Registration Deadline: March 5, 2008
Event Dates: March 6-10, 2008
Hot Docs Premiere of Finalists: April 2008

What is the Doc Challenge?

The International Documentary Challenge is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmaking teams from around the elf bar dragon fruit banana berry world have just 5 days to make a short documentary film. The 3rd annual event will take place March 6-10, 2008 with the finalists premiering at Hot Docs in April 2008!

As for the 2007 Doc Challenge, the Hot Docs premiere of the finalists was a smashing success! Ten of the twelve teams made the trip to Toronto for the sold out screening where we announced the winners of the competition. Congratulations to all of the winning teams!

Read what some of the filmmakers had to say about their experience from the 2007 event!

More Screenings!

A screening of the 2007 Doc Challenge films produced in the Seattle area will take place on January 14, 2008 at the Northwest Film Forum and the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival will be screening a special Doc Challenge Showcase in February 2008. 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.

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, 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.