We’re all about creative constraints. In fact, we’ve explored the topic several times in blog posts and conversations with filmmakers, the idea that limitations can spark something in our creative brains to step up and take a challenge. But, even further than that, our constraints aren’t just a good exercise in creativity — sometimes they’re the entire reason to create.
That’s why we’re excited to announce our first-ever Musicbed Challenge.
Over the course of 30 days, we’re challenging filmmakers like you to create an incredible short film, using pre-selected songs from our artists, and enter the final film in one of five categories:
- Music Video
- Spec Ad
- Travel Lifestyle
Musicbed Challenge is free and you can download the Starter Kit for full instructions on how to join in. In just a few simple steps, you’ll be well on your way.
By giving you constraints in time, categories, and even music, we’ll be setting up your creative brain to make something great. Want your song to inspire a character’s journey? Go for it. Think a sound is perfect for an off-the-wall music video? Have at it.
There’s nothing more rewarding than standing up to a challenge and succeeding. Of course, there are actual rewards too.
For our winning selections, we’re giving away $30,000 in film grants to bring your dream projects to life. We’re also giving away more than $50,000 in film gear as part of your prize packages.
And your work won’t be reviewed by just anyone — we’ve reached out to some of the most influential names in the industry to select our winners. These next-level creatives, chosen specifically for their expertise in each category, represent some of the most talented minds working today. If you stand up to the challenge, they’ll be personally reviewing your work and considering it for a top prize.
Musicbed Challenge is the perfect chance to let yourself go wild. As filmmakers, we know what it’s like out in the real world — sometimes you have to submit to other people’s visions, ideas, and feedback. But, this event is meant to challenge you. To spark something that will inspire you to make something like you’ve never imagined.
So, our only advice is: Don’t hold back. Create something that will surprise our judges and succeed in spite of its constraints, because that’s how we’ve designed Musicbed Challenge. Do you have what it takes?