Giving kids the opportunity to learn digital skills through filmmaking opens the door for the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, storytellers, and creators. To help kick off the Portland Film Festival, Comcast teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of the Portland Metropolitan Area to host Future Filmmakers, a workshop for kids in the Portland area who aspire to work in the film industry. From initial concept to writing, acting, and directing, kids honed their digital and creative skills while they worked with professional filmmakers to create short monster-themed films.
To truly make the experience one the kids wouldn’t forget, their short films were premiered at a special screening during the Portland Film Festival. The films are also available to watch on X1 and Flex until Nov. 16 when customers say “Portland Film Festival” in their voice remote. This is the sixth year Comcast has hosted the Future Filmmakers program; an extension of our commitment to supporting digital equity in the communities we serve.
Founded in 2012, The Portland Film Festival is one of Oregon’s largest film festivals and was named “one of the coolest film festivals in the world,” by MovieMaker Magazine. It is a non-profit, year-round organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences by celebrating the power of a good story. The Festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills, and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities for the public.