"The CFC has been an outlet that has allowed me to break free and express my artistic side. Had I not done it, I would have never found out about my potential. For the past four years I've been shooting a feature film a year and this year my production company has finally opened up offices in Hollywood, producing material for up and coming filmmakers, all thanks to the CFC for teaching me that filmmaking is not a competition but a collaborative process. For that I will always love and support the CFC."
- Jorge Xolalpa Jr.
“2015 was the first year I participated in the CFC and my short, C.C.UNIT won Best Writing (an audience award). It was a real thrill, a total confidence boost and I made some great friends as a result. It's become an event I really look forward to every year - I especially can't wait to see what all the other interesting filmmakers and actors come up with and I look forward to challenging myself. The two-week production timeline is really perfect - a strict deadline ensures the work is completed and it's just enough time to make something special.”
- Dan Koontz
“The Collaboration Filmmakers Challenge creates a platform that moves people to work together in a way I haven’t seen anywhere else, building a community of likeminded artists. Within this community I was finally able to take risks and discover things that I am capable of that were only a dream before. It has completely transformed me as an artist. If you are looking for a safe space to get your hands dirty and make a film, no matter if you have years of experience or if it’s your first film, just do it!”
- Leo Ramsey
“What CFC has done most for me and my career is expand upon my network of filmmakers. It’s tough to build momentum, but when thrusted into a collaborative environment like CFC, it was inevitable for me to leave with a family of filmmakers. Working with someone led me to working with someone led me to my current work and I don’t know if I could have said that without CFC. ”
- Adam Finley
“CFC has been a great kickstarter for me to pursue my passion as a filmmaker, it allowed me to turn talk into action. Not everyone has the resources or time to go out and create on their own. CFC provides the community and support with a very considerate time frame and structure to allow those who might not under the limitations of other challenges, or just on their own, be able to make something happen.”
- Ryan Graff