Why do we game? Are video games too violent? Do they change and affect us? Has anyone ever told you not to play a game because it was “inappropriate”? Is gaming an art form? Is it free speech?
We asked teens 19 and under to explore these questions in four minutes or less in this year’s Youth Free Expression Film Contest. Our theme: Video Games in the Crosshairs.
The ten semifinalists selected from a pool of nearly 100 complete films by teens are:
“Go With Them” by Matthew Billman
“Video Games in the Crosshairs” by Savannah Jossart
“Initial Testing” by Austin Guerrero
“Video Games in the Crosshairs: Rewind” by Logan Barrick
“A Virtual Reality” by Peter Ackerman
“Gaming: My Story” by Sylvan Gu
“Video Games: the New Art Form” by Nathaniel Bodnar
“Video Games in the Crosshairs: Speaking of Games…” by Calvin Tran
“Future Warfare III” by Ani Akpan
“Perception of Gamers” by Daniella Sanchez
HELP US SELECT THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNER RIGHT NOW!
You can vote for your favorite semi-finalist by “liking” the film on YouTube. The film with the most “likes” will be awarded our viewer’s choice award. Share your favorite film with your friends and spread the word.