Deliverables for the award include a short cinematic film of 25-50 minutes in length, a multi-platform release strategy, a trailer of under 90 seconds, and a 3-5-minute version of the film. Film projects must be completed within 18 months of the announcement of the award. Clips will be screened at the next year's Ted Conference. The $125,000 award will cover all expenses associated with producing, delivering and qualifying the short film for Academy Award consideration.
Cara Mertes, Director of The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund stated, "We see this collaboration as a tremendous opportunity for independent documentarians worldwide to offer a creative and original vision for telling the story of the Ted Prize winner. We look forward to the proposals."
The winning proposal will be announced at Ted Global in Edinburgh, Scotland, in June 2013. For more information about Sugata Mitra, winner of the annual Ted Prize, visit www.ted/com/prize.
The Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund is made possible by generous support from Open Society Foundations, the Ford Foundation, The Skoll Foundation, The Charles Engelhard Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Hilton Worldwide, Cinereach, Wallace Global Fund, the Joan and Lewis Platt Foundation, The J.A. & H.G. Woodruff, Jr. Charitable Trust, Time Warner Foundation, and Candescent Films.