Calling All Student Filmmakers…The President Of The United States Has An Assignment For You

PrezWhen the President of the United States of America calls on you, the only real answer is “Yes, sir!” …are we right or are we right? We thought so.

Enter your students’ most important assignment of the year: make a video for the first-ever White House Film Festival!

Now they can show off everything they’ve learned about digital storytelling and how they creatively use technology in the classroom every day.

From the website:

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.

Student films should address at least one of the following themes:

1. How you currently use technology in your classroom or school?
2. What is the role technology will play in education in the future?

Teachers, you can now help your K-12 students enter the most exciting film festival of the year.

GoAnimate for Schools challenges your students to use our tool to show off what they can do with the magic of animated video.

Your students can work alone or in groups for this assignment…oops, we mean awesome opportunity! Once they are done, help them export their videos to YouTube and then, with the guidance of a parent, enter the video into the contest.

Please visit for the official rules and guidelines. Start working now! Your homework…we mean, the deadline to turn your videos in is January 29, 2014.

Don’t forget to send us an email at, Tweet at us, or send us a message on Facebook to let us know if anyone in your class has entered. We’ll be rooting for you!