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National High School Video Challenge Puts Spotlight On Korean War U.S. Veterans
December 6, 2012 - 8:00am - March 1, 2013 - 5:00pm
The GI Film Festival announced today that high school students from throughout the United States, its territories and armed forces schools around the globe are invited to submit their short videos to the U.S. Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of Korean War Commemoration Committee and the GI Film Festival to participate in a new educational outreach program entitled, "Heroes Remembered: Voices of the Korean War."
This new educational initiative allows high school students to submit a 3-5 minute documentary or narrative video featuring stories about U.S. veterans from the Korean War. The deadline for submission is March 1, 2013. All student video entries will appear on the U.S. Department of Defense's official Korean War Commemoration Web site while select films will earn student filmmakers a $500 scholarship and an official entry into the award-winning GI Film Festival in May 2013 in Washington, DC.
The Heroes Remembered program was created to encourage high school students to help preserve the stories of U.S. Korean War Veterans. "We hope that Korean War veterans share their stories and experiences of the war, while educating younger generations about the lessons of the ‘Forgotten War,"' said Col David J. Clark, director, U.S. Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for high school students to learn about our nation's military heroes and to have their creative work featured at one of Washington, D.C.'s most high profile cultural events," said Laura Law-Millett, co-founder, GI Film Festival. "We expect that the lives of both the students and veterans will be changed forever because of this experience."
For detailed information about submitting a video or the "Heroes Remembered: Voices of the Korean War" program, visit www.gifilmfestival.com/rememberingkorea. For more information about the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, visit www.koreanwar60.com.
The GI Film Festival is a 501 c (3) nonprofit educational organization and the only film festival in the nation to focus on preserving the stories of American veterans. The organization also holds a film festival during Veterans Day weekend each November in Hollywood, CA. For more details about submitting a film to the GI Film Festival and information about the upcoming Washington, D.C. event, visit www.gifilmfestival.com.
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