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Global Student Voice Film Festival

Listen and learn

Listen and learn : Multi-presentation

Monday, June 24, 4:00–5:30 pm
Location: Nutter Theater: Level 1

Colin Beyersdorf   Ian Brock   Rosemary Heckard   Jaydah Henry-Phillips   Mason Holtcamp   Jordan Lopez   Aleena Marya Patel   Rose Rezac  
Come see the winning films from the Global Student Voice Film Fest, hosted by last year's ISTE keynote student panelists. K-12 students created short films responding to the theme "Activating Change."

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Storytelling/multimedia
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies, Performing/visual arts
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
  • Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.
  • Students publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audiences.
Additional detail: Student presentation, Session will be simulcast live

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

This film competition is a chance for students ages 5-18 to get empowered, amplify their voices and flex their creative muscles.
The main goal of the festival is to empower student voice and agency. We hope this program gives students around the globe a chance and platform to share their perspectives with the world and embody the mindset that they don’t have to wait until they grow up to make a difference – their ideas can impact people now. Following this year's ISTE theme, students from around the globe were invited to create a 1-minute video responding the prompt:“Activating Change.”

Hosted by two of the ISTE Keynote student panelists from last year and Student Voice Foundation Board Members, 14-year-olds Ian Brock and Rose Rezac, this event will be a celebration of student voice, agency and empowerment.

Attendees will not only get to screen the films by the students, but hear from the filmmakers on their process and get ideas for inspiring student creation and activism in their own schools.


- Opening / Welcome from student board members and MCs Ian Brock and Rose Rezac
- Film screenings
- Speeches from each winning filmmaker
- Short presentations on student agency by students
- Closing

Supporting research

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Colin Beyersdorf, Dream Big!
Ian Brock, Student Voice Foundation
Rosemary Heckard, Do the Dryden Dos
Jaydah Henry-Phillips, The Inspired Artist - Activating Change!
Mason Holtcamp, Dream Big!
Jordan Lopez, The Inspired Artist - Activating Change!
Aleena Marya Patel, Do the Dryden Dos
Rose Rezac, Student Voice Foundation

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