One winner will be awarded $125,000 to produce and deliver a cinematic short film.
Prize money must also cover qualifying the short film for Academy Awards consideration.
The award winner will film the TED Prize winner during the course of their first year after receiving the TED Prize, with the goal of crafting a cinematic independent short documentary film of up to 45 minutes in length, suitable for Academy Award short film consideration.
In addition, the winner will craft a plan for a multi-platform presence for the project’s content in shorter formats, including promos, a trailer and a 3-5 minute version of the film. This content will reflect first year of activities related to the TED Prize winner’s project, and be made available to Sundance Institute, TED and the TED Prize winner for their non-exclusive use in perpetuity. The copyright will remain with the filmmakers.
Film projects must be completed within 18 months of the Award announcement, with clips to be delivered and screened the following year at TED Long Beach.
The RFP and online application will be open from March 1-April 15, 2013. Decisions are expected in May 2013. The Award winner will travel to TED Global (Edinburgh, UK, June 10-14) for the Award announcement. For more info visit: http://www.sundance.org/programs/ted-prize