In 2017, Media Arts Center San Diego was chosen by the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) to take reign of its annual student film competition, known as the Innovative Video in Education (iVIE) Awards. Started in 2001 to encourage and reward teachers who utilize video as a project-based learning tool in their classrooms, iVIE has grown into a major student video competition attracting hundreds of students each year from around the county. Hundreds of students each year use film and visual literacy to demonstrate their understanding of classroom concepts. In 2017, SDCOE transferred the iVIE Awards to Media Arts Center San Diego. The 19th Annual iVIE Awards & Film Celebration will take place in May 2020.

Early submission deadline is March 27, 2020 and final submission deadline is April 17, 2020.

Event location: TBD

Call for Entries are now open for the 2020 iVIE Awards & Student Film Festival. Click here for more information on categories and submissions.

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Media Arts Center San Diego, a 501 c(3) non-profit organization, has been promoting independent cinema and teaching the art of filmmaker for over 23 years in the San Diego – Baja California Region. Its programs and services include the 26th Annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, Digital Gym CINEMA North Park, Youth Media & Tech Camps, Teen Producers Project, and Community Video Production Services.