The White House Student Film Festival

The American Film Institute will once again collaborate with the White House on the second annual White House Student Film Festival to be held in the spring of 2015. Open to K–12 student filmmakers, the theme of this year's festival is "the impact of giving back" — public service on local and national levels.

Last year, the first White House Student Film Festival received thousands of submissions on the theme of technology and its role in education. Sixteen young filmmakers were welcomed by President Obama in the East Room of the White House. In this historic setting, they screened their films to an audience that included leaders of the education and entertainment communities.

The White House Student Film Festival highlights both the administration's commitment to public service and AFI's ongoing mission to nurture the next generation of filmmakers.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #whfilmfest. For more information, visit the official White House student film festival page. Submissions are being accepted now through January 20, 2015.