eduFILM: Photo courtesy Medora Film
Written by Chandler | January 30, 2014
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eduFILM Focus: Medora

The eduFILM program aims to highlight compelling and innovative films in the education space. SXSWedu is proud to feature Andrew Cohn’s documentary film, Medora, as part of eduFILM this year.

Medora is the story of the Hornets, a high school basketball team in rural Medora, Indiana, who holds last place in the state’s basketball rankings. This film captures the Hornet’s 2011 season following the lives of the players both on and off the court and their struggle to compete. The team’s fight for survival mirrors the town’s survival, whose dwindling population of 500 faces the struggles of a failing economy and frequent drug use.

Photo Courtesy The Biggest Story Problem Film
Written by Chandler | January 13, 2014
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eduFILM Focus: The Biggest Story Problem

The eduFILM program showcases films that aim to tackle the pressing topics and issues in education today. One of these films is the independent documentary film by Scott Laidlaw and Jennifer Lightwood, The Biggest Story Problem. Laidlaw and Lightwood’s film explores the phenomenon of why students in the United States perform well in Math in their elementary years and decline in performance in their later years.

Once in a Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story
Written by Sean Brown | December 12, 2013
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eduFILM Focus: Once In A Lullaby

The eduFILM program celebrates innovative and poignant films in the education space for the SXSWedu audience March 3-6 in Austin, Texas. The initial announcement of eduFILM programming unveiled three films, including Once In A Lullaby: The PS22 Chorus Story. The highly engaging and tear-jerking documentary explores 21st Century notions of music in education, best practices and more.

eduFILM by Nicole Burton
Written by Sean Brown | December 5, 2013

eduFILM Submission Deadline is Tomorrow!

The deadline to submit your film for consideration in the eduFILM program at SXSWedu is Friday, December 6. That's tomorrow! Hurry and use the online submission form to send us your film and tell us why it should be included in the eduFILM lineup for 2014. Please note that eduFILM is a programming component of SXSWedu. It is distinct from and should not be confused with the SXSW Film Festival.