SXSWedu Film Deadline is Approaching: Submit by December 6

Written by JMat Bernal | December 1, 2016

Submit Your Film!

Hurry, the deadline is approaching to submit your film for SXSWedu 2017! We are looking for films that shake the ground in education, that bring light to social issues, or films that give hope about education. Submit your film now. December 6, 2016 will be your last chance to be a part of SXSWedu 2017, Share your powerful story with us!

Imagine your film with these SXSWedu 2017 submissions. For 2017, we have selected 3 films so far, that range on topics. One film focuses on creating a musical orchestra all out of recycled trash. Another film brings awareness to the aftermath of one of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. Our final selection shares a story about an alternative high school, and how they have radically changed their community.

Don’t have a film, but you are attending SXSWedu 2017? Take a look are our recent announced films!

Landfill Harmonica Film

Landfill Harmonic

LANDFILL HARMONIC follows the amazing journey of a garbage picker, a music teacher, and a group of children who create the most unlikely orchestra, one made entirely out of trash. They call it the “Recycled Orchestra of Cateura”.
Director: Graham Townsley
Producer & Co-Director: Juliana Penaranda-Loftus
Director/Editor/Director of Photography: Brad Allgood

Newtown Film


Filmed over the course of nearly three years, the filmmakers use unique access and never before heard testimonies to tell a story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history on December 14, 2012. Newtown documents a traumatized community fractured by grief and driven toward a sense of purpose. Joining the ranks of a growing club to which no one wants to belong, a cast of characters interconnect to weave an intimate story of community resilience.
Director: Kim A. Snyder
Producer(s): Maria Cuomo Cole + Kim A. Snyder

Paper Tigers Film

Paper Tigers

PAPER TIGERS follows a year in the life of an alternative high school that has radically changed its approach to disciplining its students, becoming a promising model for how to break the cycles of poverty, violence and disease that affect families.
Director: James Redford
Producer: Karen Pritzker

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