View the 2020 Student History Film Festival event.

WHO: History and Humanities Teachers and their students

WHAT: The Third Annual Student History Documentary Film Festival

WHERE: Held via an online platform for schools and students. Learn more here.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 20th from 12-2 PM ET 

The Student History Documentary Film Festival is an online event where the 2021 Next Generation Angels Award Winners will be given the opportunity to present their prize-winning films in front of a national audience of students and educators from across the country through a live-streamed screening online event. Each film will be screened followed by a Q&A session moderated by the Library of Congress’ Mike Mashon, who directs the Moving Image Section at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation.

This event will give educators an opportunity to let their students learn first-hand how other students made high-quality historical documentaries and how documentary filmmaking can be a fun, engaging and active learning tool to enrich their understanding of American history. Students will get the chance to ask questions of the prize winners to understand their interests in documentary filmmaking and their creative process, ensuring that everyone participating gets a deeper appreciation of how important this art form is to education.