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Event Dates:
5/1 & 5/2
Visual and Performance Art Pieces needed for Mental Health Summit at the Washington Hospital in Fremont: Anything related to mental health: photography, videography, song, dance, art, poems, spoken word, etc.
Alameda County Office of Education 2020 Census Video Contest. Videos must promote participation in the 2020 Census with the theme of You Count - Be Counted. 

The KQED Youth Media Challenge: Let's Talk About Election 2020 - Each student will: Choose an election-related issue that matters to them. Write an evidence-based commentary on the issue. Share their personal experience and authentic voice. Create their audio or video commentary. Publish their audio or video commentary on the Election 2020 challenge showcase page.
CTE Month® and NASA HUNCH 2019-2020 Student Video Challenge
Talent Release due before Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020.  
Three winners, including one winner in each category: most creative; most inspiring; most educational. NASA HUNCH will award the winning schools flown HUNCH patches (flown on the International Space Station!) with plaques ACTE will award the winning schools $200 each, and each winning team member (maximum of 6 students per team) a $25 Amazon.com gift card.

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National Young Arts Foundation - Win cash awards of up to $10,000 (an alternative to scholarships to spend as you wish.) Take master classes with accomplished artists in your field. Sign up to the email list and you will receive updates about the application including helpful tips on what makes a great submission. Categories include Cinematic ArtsWriting and more.
FilmFreeway - Your One-Stop Shop for Submitting to Festivals. Click here for details.
No Deadline Everybody Digital - A streaming app that features short films and short form digital media. This app is the ultimate library for licensed award-winning films from across the world, providing a home for short films. Click for details.
California Film Festivals & Contests Click here for details.  
MOFILM Open Video Competitions: MOFILM is a global community of filmmakers that runs regular video contests for the world’s biggest brands, like Chevrolet, Coca-Cola and Walmart. Learn more at MoFilm.com
Zooppa - Get creative! Get noticed! Win money! Zooppa is the place where you can make your own ads for famous brands. Whether you’re film maker, an animator or a graphic designer, Zooppa is the place for you.
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  Hit Film 4 Express is a free editing and VFX software designed to take you from padawan to powerhouse. Create hollywood quality content on your own terms. Click here for details.

Fusion Integrated 2D and 3D compositing and motion graphics software, VR tools with a massive toolset featuring paint, rotoscope, titling, animation, multiple keyers including Primatte, an amazing 3D particle system, advanced keyframing, GPU acceleration, and support for importing and rendering 3D models and scenes from other applications. Click here for details
  DaVinci Resolve Revolutionary tools for editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio post production, all in a single application. Click here for details.

HP Life This free, online training program helps you gain the real-life IT and business skills needed to start or grow your business, Learn at your own pace in your own time. For details click here.

Khan Academy SAT Prep | Free test prep resources. Watch videos, read articles, and expand your knowledge in any test prep topic. Click here for details.
  Google SketchUp - "The easiest way to draw in 3D" Click here for details.
  Blender - Free 3D creation suite. Features include modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Click here for details.
  MPC Beats for Windows or Mac - Free fully featured, beat-making software.
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