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Prizes will be awarded for classroom projects as well as individual work for short films 10 minutes or less.

Categories include: Documentary - Narrative - Music Video - PSA - Experimental - Animation - VR

Human Rights - Peace - Environmental Activism - Social Justice - Arts Activists - Overcoming Obstacles

Get inspired by other winning films on this page. Submit your film today & be part of MY HERO!

Final DEADLINE FOR 2018 SUBMISSIONS - September 1st 

Student Film Sizzle

Opportunities for Student Filmmakers!

Students submit for free! Email for code: [email protected]

Submit to the International Film Festival
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View these winning Elementary School films for ideas.

Picture the World

Producer: The Dreamteam
Picture A World of Peace

The Lighthouse

Producer: Mark Leschinsky
This is the film about my Hero, Nicholas Dale Frankovits, an Educator, Inventor, Artist, and the Founder of the National Museum of Education.

Together We Can Create World Peace

Producer: Emily Baker
A picture of peace.

Trash Talk

Producer: Luc La Montagne
Doing the right thing for your home.

View these winning Middle School films for substance.


Producer: Cecilia Martinez
Amazing acts as a call out to young Anishinaabe people to remind them that they are amazing and that they are capable of doing anything - despite the barriers others might place in front of them.

The Man in Orange

Producer: Nadine, Mohammad, Aya and Deya
Students in Jordan discuss their heroes who work to make their city clean.

Call to Create

Producer: Ghazel Etoum, Hanen Karajah, Dana Khamis & Samia Kayyali
An exploration of how creativity can be heroic.

Emma Cushman: A Light in the Darkness

Producer: Colin Caviness
Unsung hero Emma Darling Cushman, an American nurse who saved the lives of thousands of Armenian children during the Armenian genocide.

View these excellent winning High School films for variety of content.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Producer: Taft High School
Based on the poem by Robert Frost

Dear America

Producer: Gabrielle Gorman
An exploration of what it means to be a Black American.

My Cambodia

Producer: Kevin Ng Jia Quan
A Khmer's journey searching for hope.

Seen Not Heard

Producer: Ming Gao / BAYCAT
How do we create a more just society where women and girls are seen and heard?

Minimum Max

Producer: Joshua Ovalle
A brief and powerful first-hand account from high school student, Max, who must navigate through the world of ADD and all the medications that come along with it.

Better than Baghdad

Producer: Dir. Reid Hildebrand
A Palestinian teenage refugee named Majed recalls the day that a terrible yet inspiring event occurred in the refugee camp in the Iraqi desert where he lived with his family for five years.

Tipping Scales: The Story of Lisa Jura

Producer: The Righteous Conversations Project Students
Tipping Scales' follows the journey of a young woman on the Kindertransport from Vienna to London in 1938. This short film was created by students in the Righteous Conversations Project Digital Storytelling Workshop, Summer 2015.

Marian Wright Edelman and the Children's Defense Fund: A Fight for Children's Advocacy

This documentary tells the story of the Children's Defense Fund and its involvement in legislative efforts toward a better future for America's kids.

View these winning College films for quality and creativity.

In a Heartbeat

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

The Last Iceman of Chimborazo

Producer: Gabriela Lozada Pozo
For over 50 years, Baltazar Ushca has harvested the ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His job is disappearing along with the glacier.

No Child Left Deprived

Producer: Mark Manalo
A young, inner-city public school student named Jaden takes a stand against his principal after the school's art teacher has been fired for choosing to teach art instead of the state-mandated, standardized test.


Producer: Ryan Coogler
A touching story that reminds us not to be limited by preconceived notions.


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Last edited 7/10/2018 4:25:04 PM by Wendy Milette