(submitted on behalf of EdTechTeam)
Do your learners have access to tablets or phones that they can use to create short films? Are you looking for an opportunity for your learners to express themselves in a creative and meaningful way? Why not ask them to create a two-minute video responding to the theme “In Another’s Shoes”.
A new nonprofit StudentVoice.org has just launched the Global Student Voice Film Festival. This is an English-language film competition open globally to students ages 5-18. Students are invited to create a film no longer than 2 minutes responding to the prompt “In Another’s Shoes”.
Participants are free to experiment with different mediums including animation, puppetry, stop motion or silent films. Your learners are welcome to interpret this theme in any way that they chose – so long as audience members can see how their creative work relates to the theme. In fact, creativity is encouraged as learners are encouraged to think beyond their first impressions to create a truly original film.
Not only is this competition a great way for learners to develop empathy for others (and to learn some new filmmaking techniques at the same time) – there are also great prizes up for grabs.
Winners will be honored at a live film screening celebration at ISTE 2018 in Chicago, IL USA on Monday, June 25, 2018. Travel scholarships and registration support will be available for both students and their adult sponsors.
Submissions are open now with two due dates.
- If students would like to get feedback on their films before final submission, they must submit by Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59pm US Pacific Time.
- All final submissions are due by Monday, April 9, 2018.
For more information including festival guidelines, submission rules and filmmaking learning resources, please visit the official website: www.studentvoice.org.
If you do enter this competition – please let us know so that we can feature the best South African entries on our @SchoolNetSA social media. We would love to showcase your learners’ films.