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2010 Finalists Announced

During March 4th-8th, 130 filmmakers from 11 countries made short non-fiction films with the assigned theme of "Dreams/Nightmares." The first round of judging is complete and the finalists have been determined! These finalists will premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on May 2, 2010 at 9:30pm where the winners will be announced. Congratulations to the filmmakers! And props to all of the filmmakers who finished a film in five days - a feat in and of itself! There were many more than just 12 films deserving of this honor. Check out the list of finalists by clicking Read More.

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"A Life Altering Experience"
The Doc Challenge has been called "invigorating", "rewarding", "a high", and even "a life altering experience." Watch a video with past particpants discussing their adventures from the Doc Challenge.
Doc Challenge Channel on SnagFilms
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The International Documentary Challenge has partnered with SnagFilms to present the Doc Challenge Channel on their website. Watch over 40 documentaries submitted to the first four years of the Doc Challenge. Heavy Metal families, hula hoop dancers, roller girls, porn stars, freegans, skateboarders, sideshow performers, and break-dancin' Chinese grannies all come together in one place!
Ars Magna Nominated For An Emmy!
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We are thrilled to announce that Ars Magna, a Doc Challenge film from 2008, was nominated for an Emmy Award in the "New Approaches to News and Documentary Programming Category." It's hard to believe that a short doc made in only 5 days has achieved this level of success! Congratulations to Director Cory Kelley, Producer Sean Roach and all of Team Juicebox from Seattle. Thanks to POV for their support of the Doc Challenge and their help in making this happen.
Special Event: The Israeli Doc Challenge
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A special regional Doc Challenge happened in Israel this past May. The "Israeli Doc Challenge" was developed out of a partnership between Ari Davidovich of Hypermedia and KDHX Community Media (the creators and producers of the International Documentary Challenge.) Fifteen Israeli filmmakers were selected to participate and the winning films premiered at Docaviv - The Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival. The films were focused on the Centennial Anniversary of the city and over 800 people turned out for the premiere! Watch the winning films in our screening room.
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