White House students film festival – 16 official selections

By Rahul Nair
In Festivals & Events
Mar 4th, 2014

On 3rd March 2014, hours before the 86th Academy Awards The President of United States conducted his own film festival – yes first students film festivals. White House received almost 2,500 official entries and 16 of the lucky winners got to the finals.

“Today the Oscar goes to all of you because, among all the incredible videos we received, yours stood out,” said Obama. “Like all great movies, yours do something special. They tell a story, they help us understand, in this case, the amazing things that are going on in classrooms and how technology is empowering our students and broadening their imaginations, challenging them to dream bigger and reach further.”

The short films were limited to a maximum of three minutes. Here are all the 16 official entries of White House students film festival 2014.

Building Bridges


Posnack Technology: A Day in the Life of Kyle
Credits & AcknowledgementsStarring: Kyle Weintraub
Video Editor: Justin Etzine
Videographers: Rachel Huss and Justin Etzine


Filmed and Edited by Mitch Buangsuwon


Hello From Malaysia
Director and Cinematographer: Kira Bursky


Double Time
Directed & Edited by: Josh Leong
Written by: Josh Leong and Stephen Sheridan

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Rahul Nair loves everything about Cinema, Photography, Cinematography and likes Journalism.