10-DAY SELF-TAPE CHALLENGE
In an industry that operates at a breakneck pace, actors must stay ever-prepared and ready to deliver their best work at a moment’s notice.
This 10-day challenge is designed to keep you audition-ready and elevate your self-taping skills, not only to enhance your chances of booking roles but also to deepen your focus on acting, character development, and memory strengthening. The more you immerse yourself in this challenge, the more you’ll advance. After ten days of submitting a self-tape each day, significant progress is virtually guaranteed. And, let’s not forget, it promises to be a lot of fun!
HOW DOES IT WORK?
- The challenge kicks off on December 3rd, 2023, and concludes on December 13th, 2023 (with the first material sent on December 2nd at 8 PM).
- To participate, there’s a $75 fee, plus applicable taxes ($86.23).
- Every day for ten consecutive days, you’ll receive sides in both French and English via email at 8 PM Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4). Your task is to learn and perform the material to the best of your ability, submitting it before 8 PM the following day. A self-tape submitted after 8:01 PM will be disqualified, but you are strongly encouraged to continue the challenge the next day to enhance your chances of winning one of the categories mentioned below.
- To submit your self-tape, you’ll need to upload a video via a YouTube or Vimeo link and share it within a private Facebook group. Keep your posts concise, sharing only the link, and await constructive feedback. Each participant is encouraged to provide feedback on a minimum of five fellow actors’ self-tapes. This is a professional platform where only constructive comments are accepted, fostering a supportive acting community that uplifts one another.
- Participants must fully understand and adhere to the Four Agreements: 1- BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD / 2- DON’T TAKE ANYTHING PERSONALLY / 3- DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS / 4- ALWAYS DO YOUR BEST. Failure to comply with these rules or any unprofessional behaviour will result in immediate disqualification from the challenge without a refund.
WHY SHOULD YOU EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE?
- You will engage in daily acting for ten consecutive days.
- You will connect with other actors and actresses, becoming a vital part of a supportive community.
- Your work may catch the attention of industry professionals.
- A panel of judges (to be announced) will be invited to vote for the following categories: Best comedic tape, best dramatic tape, and an honourable mention.It’s important to note that both French and English submissions will be fully considered for these categories, though separate language-specific categories won’t be created.
- Above all, prepare to shine, break a leg, and savour this remarkable experience!