Obama hosts 1st White House student film festival

President Barack Obama speaks at the first White House Student Film Festival, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, in the East Room at the White House in Washington. Student filmmakers pictured, Miles Pilchik, left, and Gabrielle Nafie, second right, second graders, SciTech in New York, Kids; Kyle Weintraub, second left, seventh grade, from David Posnack Jewish Day School in Davie, Fla.; and Shelly Ortiz, high school senior at Metropolitan Arts Institute, from Phoenix, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before the Oscars, President Barack Obama recognized the best of nearly 2,500 films made by K-12 students after the White House asked them for short videos on the role technology plays in their education.

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