Lights! Camera! Action! White House Student Film Festival


Do You Know the Next Spielberg? White House Student Film Festival seeks entries from young filmmakers

A lot of youth are doing great things in the name of service, now we need them to tell us their stories. U.S. students still have a few weeks to share short video stories and compete for a slot in the second White House Student Film Festival with a chance to gain additional exposure for their causes and their work.

They can tell us a story about paying it forward, how they serve in your community, why equality matters, someone who made a difference in their life, or what change looks like to them. They can share a fictional story or make a documentary – it’s their choice and we can’t wait to see the results.

By sharing their stories, students will encourage the corporate community to bring their resources to provide mentorship opportunities, scholarships, and new avenues for young people in the visual and creative arts to help them pursue careers in these areas.

The event is open to K-12 U.S. students to allow young people to share their voices, stories, and creativity on a national stage through original short films clocking in at three minutes or less.

The deadline for festival submissions has been extended to Monday, Feb. 2, so there’s still time to start filming and make that movie. (For example, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service events should provide some excellent opportunities to capture footage and showcase service in their community. Hint, hint.)

Lights, camera, action! Spread the word to the students in your life, and let them show us what they can do.

Learn more about the White House Film Festival

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