The 40th Anniversary of the nation's oldest festival for student work is coming in 2006!

Be there for an historic festival! Great celebration and surprises are in store!


For the 2005-2006 school year:

Dates are tentative.
April 15, 2006: Entries due to judging sites
May 14, 2006: Winners announced
Festival Event (in Two Locations)

June 3, 2006: Northern California Festival

June 3, 17, or 24 (TBA) 2005: Southern California

Be patient and watch soon for the final date!


Note changes! You must complete the entry form online this year.

This helps the festival. The form is not yet online.

Don't forget for 2006: High school students may enter videos in competition for an Emmy! Click here for information.

Please note that entries for the California Student Media Festival in both media and multimedia must be made online for 2005. This is a change for the media division.

Welcome to the home page of the 40th Annual California Student Media and Multimedia Festival, the nation's oldest student media festival. The Festival celebrates projects and learning with media and multimedia projects by students. There are also awards for teachers. Over 6,000 students and hundreds of teachers took part in last years Festival! The Festival is not just for the high-end, expert technology users. If your students (or you) are using videomaking or multimedia in your classroom, the Festival is here to honor your efforts.

The Mission

The Festival strongly encourages project-based learning and meaningful student work in media and multimedia and exists to acknowledge and reward successful classroom work. The Festival believes that

Judging Dates (approximate)
April 25-27 multimedia categories judging for information
April 19-May 9 media (video) categories judging for information
May 9-May 14 Finals Judging
Judging Site Coordinators: Click here to download instructions (.pdf file).
PLEASE NOTE that the correct entry forms should be labeled 40th Annual Festival.
Discard entry forms from previous festival years as the judging sites may have changed!
Thank you!


Festival Coordination and Supporting Institutions

The Festival has been coordinated in Southern California for nine years by KOCE-TV, the PBS station in Orange County, California. In Northern California the Festival is hosted by Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College. All teachers and students are invited to submit entries to the festival and attend the Festival on June 12 at either of the two hosted sites. There is no charge for entry or attendance.


Workshop Downloads.


Flyer for Media Festival (one page)