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The POTUS Wants Your Tech-Centered Short Films. Enter The White House Student Film Fest

The POTUS Wants Your Tech-Centered Short Films. Enter The White House Student Film Fest

Hey kids! The President Of The USA has an assignment for you… should you choose to accept it. 

Details from the White House website follow below:


Yeah, having your schoolwork posted on the fridge at home is cool. But having a video you made posted on the White House website and screened at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? We think that’s pretty cool, too. That’s why we’re super-excited to announce the first-ever White House Student Film Festival: a video contest created just for K-12 students, and whose finalists will have their short films shown at the White House. Finalist videos may also be featured on the White House website, YouTube channel, and social media pages.

Our schools are more high-tech than ever. There are laptops in nearly every classroom. You can take an online course on Japanese — and then video chat with a kid from Japan. You can learn about geometry through an app on your iPad. So, what does it all mean?

We’re looking for videos that highlight the power of technology in schools.

Your film should address at least one of the following themes:

1. How you currently use technology in your classroom or school.

2. The role technology will play in education in the future.


Submissions for the White House film festival will be accepted from November 25 through January 29, 2014. Videos must be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo to be submitted. You and a parent/guardian must complete the form and submit a link to your video.

For the full list of submission instructions, visit:

Watch the promo video below, featuring Bill Nye the Science Guy:

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