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Student film festival promotes technology in the classroom.

posted Mar 4, 2014, 12:22 AM by   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 12:29 AM ]

Here's what happened at the Student Film FestivalThe White House

Last Friday, Washington hosted the first-ever White House Student Film Festival.

Students from all across the country created more than 2,500 short films illustrating the role that technology plays in their classrooms, why it's so important, and how it will change the educational experience for kids in the future.

More than 60 of the young filmmakers went to the White House for the festival, where they screened the 16 official selections. And, as the President said himself, "these movies are awesome."

Watch the official selections and honorable mentions, as well as the President's remarks.

President Obama speaks with students at the White House Student Film Festival.

President Barack Obama speaks with students in the State Dining Room prior to the White House Student Film Festival in the East Room of the White House, Feb. 28, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)