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California Student Media Festival Celebrates Student Creativity

June 3, 2015

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California Student Media Festival Celebrates Student Creativity


CUE, in conjunction with PBS SoCaL, is hosting the 49th Annual California Student Media Festival this Saturday, June 6. The festival, the nation’s oldest, is dedicated to honoring student achievement and highlighting student creativity through media.


The Student Media Festival exists to celebrate media and multimedia projects produced by California’s students and teachers — rewarding and acknowledging their successful classroom work. The Festival showcases what can be accomplished when talented students and dedicated teachers work together integrating media and multimedia into education.


“Media is among the most powerful learning tools, and the Festival provides a way to showcase learning in a fun and engaging way,“ said Mike Lawrence, the Festival’s Director.


Hall Davidson, the Festival’s emcee and former Director shared, “Every student knows that

somehow, somewhere, deep inside, he or she is a star. Students just need help discovering the moment. By tying the festival experience to learning, the festival makes the curriculum a path toward recognizing that inner stardom. The process works—and kids will work hard to be part of it.”


This year’s recipients will be honored from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm at the Harmony Gold Preview House on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. The event is free to attend and will air as a special on PBS SoCaL in September.


For a list of winners and for more information on the Festival, check out www.mediafestival.org. Submissions for next year’s Festival will open in January.


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About California Student Media Festival

The Festival strongly encourages project-based learning and meaningful student creations in media and multimedia and exists to acknowledge and reward successful classroom work.

The Festival believes that

  • students are capable of extremely high level work, beginning at very early grades

  • media and multimedia are excellent tools for students

  • video and multimedia should be integrated into the regular subject-area curriculum

  • rewarding exemplary work and good school programs encourages more of both. | www.mediafestival.org


About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org.