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FilmMAKER Challenge

The Digital Promise filmMAKER™ Challenge is an opportunity for middle and high school students to learn about product design and filmmaking through a set of activities, projects, and challenges. These experiences culminate in a final project: redesigning an everyday object and creating a documentary video that tells the story of the process.

Students are invited to submit their videos to Digital Promise before March 24, 2017 to be considered for an invitation to present their film and designs at the Bay Area Maker Faire in May 2017 or the World Maker Faire in New York in October 2017.

The Challenge: Reinvent an everyday product to make it more sustainable, accessible, or beautiful and create a documentary video that tells the story of the process.

Why does filmMAKER pair together product design and filmmaking? Because even the best ideas fail to make an impact if they can’t be shared with the world.

While working on these projects, students will use human-centered design strategies to solve real-world problems and share their solutions broadly. In the end, we hope that students will come to recognize their ability to make a difference in the world and help the world to see that potential as well.


Interested in participating? Take these steps:

  • Teachers: Please fill out this form if you are planning to participate in the challenge. We will use the information provided to share news and resources about filmMAKER over the coming weeks and months.
  • Download the Challenge Guide for activities and projects that will help your students build the skills they need for the filmMAKER Challenge.
  • SEND US YOUR filmMAKER VIDEOS BY MARCH 24 FOR A CHANCE TO BE INVITED TO PRESENT YOUR DESIGN AT A FLAGSHIP MAKER FAIRE IN 2017! See submission instructions in FAQ below.

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Download the Challenge Guide

Read the Terms and Conditions


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filmMAKER challenge is made possible by Chevron.

Category: Maker Learning