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Each Spring, the School of Film offers a course in Portfolio and Professional Development which prepares graduating film production students for the job search.


The experience culminates in a portfolio show where students present their work and themselves as emerging professionals to the school community, alumni, peers, friends, family, and to established media professionals.


Every year the School of Film gives awards for the best essay or essays submitted for consideration. The judges are PSU film faculty and any paper written in a film class during the  year is eligible.


School of Film faculty curate a showcase of student-produced work made in our film production classes each year, awarding prizes to the most outstanding films.


The video essay form calls upon School of Film students to bring their production and analytic skills together to create a compelling visual argument. Selections are curated by film studies faculty from film analysis, theory, and history classes.


Portland State University

School of Film

PSU offers a comprehensive film program that unites professional training in film production with a deep understanding of film theory and scholarship.

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