The secret’s out, though it really hasn’t been much of a secret lately. The American Film Institute will be debuting its ScreenNation™ website sometime in the first quarter of ’08. AFI Associate Screen Ed director Frank Guttler tells me that AFI will soon be providing a free forum for young filmmakers (7th-12th grades). There will also be curricular based shooting challenges and a place for youth festivals and media programs to get national exposure for their films. See Frank’s full post at the ScreenEd blog and drop him a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you think your students’ work might be a good example for the first wave of videos or if you host a festival you’d like to shed a national light on.