White House Student Film Festival 2016: Call for Entries

Application Deadline: July 15th 2016

Have hopes for the future? Thoughts on how your generation will bring them to life? Love to make films – or ever just secretly wished to give it a shot? Well, this is your chance!

From now through July 15th, 2016, we’ll be accepting submissions for the third annual White House Student Film Festival. Our theme is “The World I Want To Live In” and we’re inviting U.S. students, grades K-12 (including seniors from class of 2017), to participate. Tell us what you hope the future will hold for us – sci-fi lasers? flying cars? yourself as President? – in the form of a short film. It can be fictional, animated, live-action documentary, or anything else you dream up. We’re just excited to see what you make!

Bonus: if selected, you may have the chance to attend the film fest yourself at the White House.

For inspiration, take a look at the official selections from last years White House Student Film Festival, when the themes were The Power of Technology in Education & The Impact of Giving Back. Films can be short – in fact, they must be 3 minutes tops. The official selections will be featured on the White House website, and shared across the world on White House sites and official social media accounts.
Submission Guidelines:

  • All films must be shorter than 3 minutes.
  • All films must be made by students in grades K-12.
  • No film may use copyrighted material including music, TV shows, or movies.
  • All films must be uploaded to YouTube
  • All film submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST on July 15th, 2016.

This Years Theme

Your generation will soon be shaping the world we live in – what do you want to do with it? In many ways young people like you are already having a dramatic impact on the society and culture, so what’s your vision for our country, for our world? What are your hopes and dreams for the future? Tell us the story of where we could go, and how we could get there – together. You can certainly choose to show a broad vision, or perhaps focus on an issue that matters to you, like:

  • Leadership
  • Civic Engagement
  • The Environment
  • The future of service
  • Combating inequality
  • Citizenship
  • Access to education
  • The pursuit of happiness
  • Social justice
  • Unmet community needs

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the White House Student Film Festival

 

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