Submissions Now Open for the California Student Media Festival

Join us in celebrating student creativity!

California Student Media Festival

You’re invited to submit media entries to the 51st Annual California Student Media Festival, presented in partnership by PBS SoCal and CUE. Your students create incredible work in the classroom, and we are honored to recognize and share that work with the community.

What is the California Student Media Festival? It’s a celebration of young voices and an opportunity for students to be recognized for the work they create in school or through extracurricular programs. It’s free to submit, and all projects will be recognized for participation. There are some awesome prizes for the winners, including cash for your organization or school.

Short films? Animations? Music videos? PSAs? We can’t wait to see them, so send them our way!The deadline for entries is Thursday, March 30, 2017. For information on how to enter, submission guidelines, categories, winning projects from previous years, and more, go to

CSMF 2016

CSMF 2016

Need help creating videos with your students? Check out our resource toolkit with lesson plans, editing help, and storytelling tips.

As you get started, get inspired by few of our favorite winning projects from last year:

Oskar Shindler: A Great Man Who Used His Wits to Save Lives
Pirate Problems
Making it Rain
A Community Outspoken
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What’s the Use