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CUE and WeVideo Partner for the California Student Media Festival’s 50th Year

December 11, 2015



Free Six-Month Subscription Available to All Participating Teachers


Walnut Creek, Calif., December 11, 2015 -- CUE is excited to partner with WeVideo, the cloud-based collaborative video creation platform, as it hosts the 50th Annual California Student Media Festival in June 2016. 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.


This year, WeVideo is offering each participating teacher a six-month WeVideo for Education account to help in the creation of these amazing projects. In addition, WeVideo is extending the six-month education subscription to pre-registered participants of the three-hour Video Editing Academy with the Dark Master of Video taking place at the CUE 2016 National Conference, March 17 - 19, in Palm Springs, California.


To receive your free six-month WeVideo for Education account, click here. 


The festival is free to enter and free to attend, with approximately 600 students and adults attending the red carpet event each year. Submissions open January 18 and close on April 4, 2016. For a list of past winners and for more information on the Festival, check out www.mediafestival.org.


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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.


About WeVideo

WeVideo's story begins in 2007 with the Norwegian company Creaza. The company's mission was to provide an online creative toolbox for children, to be used both in school and at home. By 2010, this technology was in use by hundreds of thousands of children across ten European countries. Inspired by its success in the educational market in early 2011, Creaza's investors decided to spin out a new company called WeVideo. Its primary focus is on video creation and expanding the technology to U.S. and global markets. | www.wevideo.com