2021 Sundance Film Festival: Asia Short Film Competition
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2021 Sundance Film Festival: Asia Short Film Competition


May 17 – July 9, 2021

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Our mission at Argo is to discover, nurture and bring attention to emerging talents from all around the globe. 

We have teamed up with Sundance Film Festival: Asia,  XRM Media, and IDN Media to celebrate the diverse voices and filmmakers from Indonesia. 

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN through July 9, 2021 to Indonesian citizens, living domestically or abroad, 18 years or older. Filmmakers can submit short films across any genre or theme that have been completed on or after January 1, 2019, with a duration of 3 to 20 minutes.

A jury of representatives from Argo, The Sundance Institute, and IDN Pictures will curate a collection of the best Indonesian short films  to be screened at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival: Asia in September.  The committee will select a Jury Award winner who will receive a $2000 USD cash prize sponsored by Argo. The selected shorts will also be submitted for consideration in the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, and earn worldwide digital distribution on Argo.  We are committed to supporting diverse and underrepresented communities –  to providing Asian filmmakers with much-deserved access to the film industry and connecting them with a wider audience.  

For further information on submission procedures and rules and regulations, please visit our Film Freeway page:  https://filmfreeway.com/SundanceAsia


About Argo Argo is the streaming platform on a mission to change the way you watch, share and discover film. Argo is building a community; connecting filmmakers to audiences, and featuring all genres of short film curated into themed playlists by film festivals, filmmakers, and influencers from around the world.  Argo makes sure that filmmakers get paid! The platform works on a revenue-share basis with a goal to ensure filmmakers have the opportunity to truly showcase their work, while entertaining and inspiring the new wave of independent film.  Discover your favorite short film on www.watchargo.com, or on the Argo app, available to download from iTunes App Store or Google Playstore.

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About IDN Media IDN Media is the leading media platform company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia, with over 70 million Monthly Active Users (MAU). Their vision is to democratize information and bring positive impacts to society.   About XRM Media XRM Media is an award-winning entertainment and media technology company dedicated to supporting, producing, and financing diversity-driven, multicultural content across all mediums with its global partners.  Through unconventional thinking, utilizing our diverse portfolio of investments, and taking risks on projects we believe in–XRM defies conventional expectations in both the traditional and new media space to connect a global audience with resonant and powerful stories.    “We sincerely hope that Sundance Film Festival: Asia can become the platform for the film industry in Indonesia to thrive” -Winston Utomo, CEO IDN Media