“Rise and Shine” is the theme of the 10th anniversary of the DIGICOM Learning student and teacher film festival set for Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Richards Center for the Arts.

The evening highlights Palm Springs Unified student- and teacher-produced films. For the first time this year, a selection of films made by Desert Sands Unified students will also be presented. Admission is free and open to the public, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. To view a Festival trailer, click HERE.

“As we’ve recently seen, students have a powerful and compelling voice and can make the world listen. Our wonderful festival celebrates diverse voices from all parts of the community and gives students and teachers a unique opportunity to speak to a wider audience, transforming them to instruments for real change,” said David Vogel, founder of DIGICOM Learning, and former president of Walt Disney, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures.

Due to a record number of nearly 300 submissions this year, DIGICOM is showcasing some of the finalists in an online showcase. Viewers have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in the online Festival by May 16, and prizes of $1,000, $500 and $200 will be presented to the online winners during the May 17 event along with awards presented to all DIGICOM winners. Every voter can vote every 24 hours for as many videos as they would like. To view the films and vote, visit HERE.

Two DIGICOM elementary film festivals are also scheduled and open to the public. On May 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Bubbling Wells and Two Bunch Palms Elementary schools will host the “Bubbling Bunch DIGICOM Elementary Film Festival” on May 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Desert Hot Springs High School Theatre. Della S. Lindley will host its school festival on May 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. n the Helene Galen Theatre at Rancho Mirage High School.

DIGICOM earning inspires children’s passion to learn by teaching them to create short videos about their schoolwork, lives and the world around them. To learn more about DIGICOM Learning click HERE. 

“As we’ve recently seen, students have a powerful and compelling voice and can make the world listen. Our wonderful festival celebrates diverse voices from all parts of the community and gives students and teachers a unique opportunity to speak to a wider audience, transforming them to instruments for real change,” said David Vogel, founder of DIGICOM Learning, and former president of Walt Disney, Touchstone and Hollywood Pictures.

Due to a record number of nearly 300 submissions this year, DIGICOM is showcasing some of the finalists in an online showcase. Viewers have the opportunity to vote for their favorites in the online Festival by May 16, and prizes of $1,000, $500 and $200 will be presented to the online winners during the May 17 event along with awards presented to all DIGICOM winners. Every voter can vote every 24 hours for as many videos as they would like. To view the films and vote, visit HERE.

Two DIGICOM elementary film festivals are also scheduled and open to the public. On May 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Bubbling Wells and Two Bunch Palms Elementary schools will host the “Bubbling Bunch DIGICOM Elementary Film Festival” on May 23 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Desert Hot Springs High School Theatre. Della S. Lindley will host its school festival on May 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. n the Helene Galen Theatre at Rancho Mirage High School.

DIGICOM earning inspires children’s passion to learn by teaching them to create short videos about their schoolwork, lives and the world around them. To learn more about DIGICOM Learning click HERE. 

Here is a sample from last year: