The First AASCA Media Festival
Information for Teachers

We are very excited to invite you and your students to participate in the first AASCA Media Festival, in what we hope will become a new tradition for AASCA schools. The AASCA Media Festival is a technology-driven festival to promote project-based learning, technology integration, and creativity, and to recognize exemplary student work. The festival is a two-part event.
Part One: Online submission of media projects. For the first year we are limiting this to student-created videos only. Please see the submission rules included below.
Part Two: The second part of the festival will look more like a traditional AASCA event, with schools sending teams to the host school to participate in an on-site event. The event will be a two-day movie making experience that involves a theme and rubric that will not be disclosed to the participants until their arrival at the event. The activity will include students being transported to various locations that provide opportunities for filming the movie. The closing event will be an Oscar-style awards banquet where movies will be shown and awards presented. See your principal if you are interested in coaching your school’s team.

PART ONE: Submission information
Teachers are encouraged to submit student-created videos, created for academic purposes (ie: class project), in the subject areas below.
Subject Areas:

· Math
· Science/health
· Social studies
· English
· Spanish
· PE
· Fine Arts (art, drama, music)
· Thematic (community service, public service announcements, school promotion, etc.)
· English language learners (ELL)
· Technology
· News show
· Student portfolio

Submission Guidelines:
  • Only one submission per subject area, per school. If your school has several potential entries in a subject, select only the best one to submit.
  • Projects must be original student work. Projects may contain music, images, or video that is not original as long it is not in violation of copyright laws (public domain, creative commons) and appropriate credit (citation) is given within the project.
  • All entries must be posted online and the URL must be included on the entry form.
  • The rubric for the original project is required.
  • All projects will be judged on the AASCA Media Festival rubric (below).
  • Entry form is located at
  • Deadline for submissions is Monday, February 1st by 4:30 pm Pacific Standard Time.
*Remember that these projects will be posted on the Internet. It is the submitor’s responsibility to get any necessary permission from parents prior to submitting student work for consideration of the judges.

Student created video categories:
  • Live Action – The Live Action production type includes full motion productions that generally have on-screen talent in the form of actors, instructors, hosts, or narrators. Often, a computer will be used for titles, credits, overlays, and editing.
  • A "Sequential Stills" Movie - A sequential stills movie production is a series of images with text, music, video clips and/or narration added that are made into a video. These are oftentimes created in movie-making software like iMovie or MovieMaker.
  • Animation – An Animation includes drawn images, clay models, and/or real-life models that are animated to create the illusion of movement.

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