No thank-you speeches will be given. No gold-toned statuettes will be handed out. The budding filmmakers instead will head out knowing that they helped highlight an Obama policy goal.
“It’s a celebration of the way they’re already using technology and the importance of the president’s initiative for increasing that over time,” said Nate Lubin, acting director of the White House Office of Digital Strategy.
Beyond that, the finalists will also be given an exclusive look at the first episode of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” a new TV series by Fox and the National Geographic Channel on the importance of science, technology, engineering and math that is set to premiere on March 9.