THE 2016 WHITE HOUSE STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL

The third annual White House Student Film Festival, a collaboration between AFI and the White House, will be held on Sunday, October 2, 2016. K-12 student filmmakers submitted over 700 films that incorporated the theme of this year's festival — "The World I Want to Live In" — and official selections will screen in the East Room of the White House.

Special guests at the 2016 White House Student Film Festival will include STRANGER THINGS creators Matt and Ross Duffer along with the show's executive producers Dan Cohen & Shawn Levy and President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities member Alfre Woodard.

Three official selections from the White House Student Film Festival will screen as part of the South by South Lawn festival on Monday, October 3, 2016, and the screenings will include appearances by members of the STRANGER THINGS cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Finn Wolfhard. Following the White House event, AFI will continue to nurture these young artists and their storytelling skills by providing Film Fest participants with one-on-one mentorships with alumni from the AFI Conservatory.

Since the festival began in 2014, AFI has worked on President Barack Obama's program as an advisor and producer, reviewing submissions and creating an event that includes educational opportunities for the selected young filmmakers.

Watch the 2016 White House Student Film Festival as AFI streams it live on Facebook Sunday, October 2, 2016 starting at 12:00 p.m. EST / 9:00 a.m. PST.