About the Challenge
The 10 Day Film Challenge is an intense and invigorating 10 school days in which teams of students make a movie—write, shoot, edit and score it—in just 10 school days -- during their film class periods only!
On Day 1, the Challenge will release to the students the character including his/her backstory, a prop, a line of dialogue, a cinematic technique and genre that must be included in their movie. Then, 10 school days later, a 3-4 minute movie must be complete. Finally, the best films, depending upon your state, will be shown at a local theater or online as part of an awards ceremony.
Raising the bar for student filmmakers is our goal and this is how we do it.
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In 2011, the 10 Day Film Challenge began with three NJ high schools.
In 2017, it has grown to 145 high schools and impacting 4,500 student filmmakers from 25 states.
In the years to come, the Challenge will become a nationwide student filmmaking event.
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Founded by educators with over 75 combined years in Television and Film Production education and administration, the 10 Day Film Challenge is a competition that is ideal for the 21st Century classroom.
This competition challenges all students to think creatively and critically while enhancing digital literacy. The mission of the parent non-profit Arts Equality that supports the 10 Day Film Challenge is to provide all students with a free, comprehensive, fair and competitive outlet for their work, while giving their teachers the opportunity to assess the students' ability to think and perform in a dynamic, fast-paced and rigorous learning environment.
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