Donate to the 10 Day Film Challenge
In 2011, four high school film production teachers saw a need for their students. There were very few, if any, opportunities for student filmmakers to showcase their original films in a theatrical setting. Furthermore, none of them were free or offered curricular guidance.
So, together, these four teachers developed the 10 Day Film Challenge where students are guided, through curriculum, for 10 days of competitive filmmaking in order to produce an original short film. This event culminated in a free theatrical screening of the top films. In 2011, 280 students participated in 3 New Jersey high schools.
In 2015, the 10 Day Film Challenge will impact more than 3,000 students in over 100 high schools throughout 15 states. There is, no doubt, a need for this type of event for students and teachers.
SEE THE 10 DAY FILM CHALLENGE ALUMNI STUDENTS HERE and how our program has affected their lives.
Your support can help us (1) bring the 10 Day Film Challenge to every state in the US, (2) keep this a free event for students and staff and (3) support female and minority filmmakers who are underrepresented in the film industry.
ARTS EQUALITY, is a non-profit corporation designed to support the 10 Day Film Challenge. The mission of the ARTS EQUALITY is:
- To bring the 10 Day Film Challenge to every state in the USA, affording high school students from every state the opportunity to compete in a free comprehensive film competition that not only improves their digital literacy, but tests the skills they have developed in digital media and technology through their school's Film and Video Production curriculum.
- ARTS EQUALITY is also designed to support our 10 Day Dreams Initiative by using the resources we amass to help close the achievement gap in the film industry for minority and female filmmakers. Our aim is to support our minority and female student filmmakers through a variety of programs.