AFI’s ScreenNation 2.0

afi_sn_logosmall.jpgJust got a press release from the American Film Institute announcing a major upgrade for the ScreenNation site. There doesn’t seem to be a hard date yet, so I’m guessing by the end of summer at the latest. Join me in posting some of your favorite moivemaking how-to’s and/or encourage your students to share their work with the world.

Dear Educators:

This summer, the American Film Institute will launch a complete redesign of AFI ScreenNation – AFI’s Web site dedicated to featuring the best teen filmmakers on the Web.

The big difference is that AFI ScreenNation has been re-tooled to fully integrate YouTube into its framework.

In fact, AFI ScreenNation is part of an ambitious overhaul of to include AFI’s Digital Archive. This means that teen filmmakers will have an opportunity to be featured next to videos that include AFI Life Achievement Award winners, AFI television programming and featured films from AFI Fellows and Alumni.

Furthermore, AFI ScreenNation will still include helpful tips and tutorial videos, as well as the complete instructional series LIGHTS, CAMERA, EDUCATION!

Now is your chance to recommend teen filmmakers to AFI ScreenNation. If you or a teen filmmaker that you know has a YouTube link to submit, please send it in an e-mail to


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  1. Joanie Beckenhauer said:

    This is really great information for me to have. I teach Technology at a Performing Arts high school. The Acting teacher and I were thinking about a series for the senior acting majors on filming. I have used AFI before for my Wilkes class but I will definitely check it out and use for my film series this school year.

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