7GCTE Film Challenge
The 7GCTE Film Challenge introduces Portland Public Schools middle school students, 75% of them living in high poverty neighborhoods, to the tools, processes, protocols and creative potential of the moving image arts. The program is part of a larger district-wide initiative called 7GCTE which is designed to encourage retention and graduation rates through Career Technology Education offerings. It is one of the Film Center’s numerous efforts at giving voice to K-12 and under-represented communities through opportunities to watch, learn and make film.
Through the program, over 300 PPS 7th grade students visit the Film Center’s downtown Portland facility for a 3-day, hands-on filmmaking experience working with either live action green screen technology, stop motion animation or computer animation. The challenge? To write, cast, shoot/animate and edit an original short film with the time and resources available.
Congratulations to our 2017-2018 participating schools. 96% stepped up to successfully meet the challenge!