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Sara Dietschy (rhymes with peachy) is a New York City-based content creator who showcases the creative process on her self-titled YouTube channel and podcast The Creative Exchange. She has nearly 400k YouTube subscribers to her channel, where she uploads docuseries, tech reviews, and vlogs. Through her work, Sara explores the intersection of technology and creativity. Sara has partnered with brands like Intel, AT&T, Visa, Adobe and Best Buy to enable her creativity and provide the best content possible.



September 30 - November 11 2018

On September 30th, we teamed up with COLLECTIVE Resident Pro Sara Dietschy to challenge you to make a mini documentary about someone within your circle who inspires your creativity with their own, someone who isn’t afraid to say, “This is me. This is my vision. These are my experiences, and I’m going to share my unique take on the world with you.”

Entry to the contest has now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted. We watched every film and have been inspired by the unique people you documented and the artful way you told their stories.

Over the next two weeks, we’ll be sitting down with Sara to review them and select the ME&MY contest winners. In the meantime, you can watch all of the eligible submissions here.

Winners of the $10k prize pool will be announced November 26 2018.

If you’re anticipating the next COLLECTIVE filmmaking challenge, you haven’t got long to wait! We’re pleased to announce that we’re collaborating with Oscar-winning film editor and writer Kevin Klauber ACE to launch an inspiring documentary contest called CONQUERED in just a few days time!


  • 20% cinematography
  • 20% editing & post
  • 20% creativity & innovation
  • 20% narrative
  • 20% overall engagement & storytelling


  • 30 Sep
  • 11 Nov
  • 11 Nov
  • 26 Nov
  • Contest open
  • Contest closes
  • Judging begins
  • Winner announced
Contest open
Contest closes
Judging begins
Winner announced

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Grand Prize

  • MacBook Pro 15 inch TouchBar 1TB SSD
  • BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera
  • DJI Ronin-S
  • LaCie 2big Dock 20TB
  • LaCIe DJI Copilot

Runners-up Prizes (2 winners)

  • LaCie DJI Copilot
  • DJI Ronin-S

Audience Award Prize (1 winner)

  • LaCIe DJI Copilot
  • Aputure Light Panel


  • Entries must be submitted to COLLECTIVE before 23:59 PST on November 11, 2018.
  • Entrants are only eligible to win one prize regardless of their number of entries
  • Entries should be no longer than 5 minutes (not including the COLLECTIVE animated bumper which must be inserted at the start of the entry). Entries longer than 5 minutes will be disqualified.
  • Entries must be shot and edited between 9/30/2018 and 11/11/2018. In order for us to validate this, entrants must organically weave in a shot of a clear time/date based prop or visual reference of entrants choosing (e.g. b-roll of a newspaper). Entries will not be eligible unless we, at our sole discretion, determine the entry was produced during the contest submission window.
  • Entrants can use their own music provided they own the license or it falls under the free creative common license. In order to be eligible to win a prize, a license agreement will be requested to verify the right to use the music. Copyright violations disqualify entrant.
  • The judges will review eligible submissions and select Grand Prize and Runners-Up Prize Winners.
  • The Audience Award will be determined by the eligible submission with the highest number of COLLECTIVE votes (i.e., hearts) at 23:59 PST on November 11, 2018. If the film with the highest number of votes is also the film selected by the judges then the film with the second highest vote count (and so on) will win the Audience Award.
  • Eligible Countries: US, Canada (excluding the province of Quebec), UK, Germany, France and Netherlands (we are working with our legal team to make future COLLECTIVE contests available in more countries)
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Ready to submit your short film? Here's what you need to do!


Join COLLECTIVE, our community of passionate creatives, and unlock all its content and features for free, forever. Enter contests like PushPlay, learn new skills and explore outstanding creative work from peers across the globe.


Once you've signed up to COLLECTIVE, take a look at the PushPlay entry pack, it will give you the low-down on what it is exactly that our judges will be looking for from a winning entry.

Submit your short film

Don't forget to make sure your film has been uploaded to VIMEO and keep the link (URL) to hand. We watch every entry and will send you an email once your video has been approved. Best of luck!

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