July 27, 2020
On Saturday, July 25, film your day and you may become part of an historic global documentary, produced by Ridley Scott, directed by Kevin Macdonald, and premiering at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.
In 2020, history is being made every day, the collaborators say on their Life In A Day website: Australian bush fires. Civil unrest in Hong Kong. A pandemic that is taking precious lives and has changed the way we live. Protests in every corner of America—and around the world—to assert that Black Lives Matter.
“But in the midst of these extraordinary events, life still continues,” they say, adding, “We share moments, music, and meals. We dance. We laugh. We cry. We love. We fear. We hope. What if we captured all of it in a single day?”
Through August 2, filmmakers worldwide are invited to upload their July 25 footage of a day in their lives to the official site. Anyone can participate and submissions from all over the world will be woven together to create a feature film; which will be shown not only at Sundance, but will be posted on YouTube for posterity.
Show what life looks like to you: either your everyday routine, or something special that’s happening on that day. You can film the people in your life, or capture the day of someone you find interesting
You can film as much or as little as you like. The collaborators—who also will serve on the judging team, with input from researchers and editors—will select “the most compelling footage” to include —and will grant a co-director credit to the chosen few.
Your video(s) should be recorded between 12:01a.m. and 11:59p.m. in your local time zone on July 25, You are encouraged to film your world however you see it; however, no violent, graphic, unlawful, or dangerous content, will be selected. Please follow the Official Terms
The ambition of the team is to create a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on July 25, 2020.
Research contact: @LifeInADay2020