Student Film FestivalBack in late November 2013, the White House announced its first ever Student Film Festival. The contest was open to grade k-12 U.S. students.

Well over 2,500 entries were submitted. Sixteen official finalist were selected by an “academy” of judges that included White House officials on February 28.

Students had to answer the following questions:

  • What’s your education story & how does technology and connectivity fit into how you learn at school or on your own?
  • How do you imagine technology will change the educational experience for kids in the future?

The films were grouped into four categories — Young Visionaries, Future Innovators, World of Tomorrow and Building Bridges. The videos had to be no more than three minutes in length.

The festival highlights Obama’s ConnectED program, which is aimed at connecting nearly all American students to broadband and wireless technology in their schools within the next five years through public-private partnerships.

A few of the videos that I was inspired by are highlighted below. Enjoy our future!

Young Visionaries

Stay Curious: Technology in the Classroom!

Beyond the Crossfire

“Thru The Lens Of A Tiger” White House – Student Film Festival

Future Innovators

PIP – White House Film Festival Finalist

Technology and Me

World of Tomorrow

Full S[T]EAM Ahead – How Technology Rocks the Classroom

Building Bridges