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Our goal is to show creative videos in world languages about using smart meters in a culturally appropriate context.

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Film Festival Details


SCARCE is holding a world language film festival, Focus on Energy, at the Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton on April 23, 2017. High school and college students have entered short videos about the smart grid and energy efficiency to reach those who speak in languages other than English.  Over 60 languages are spoken in DuPage County and we would love to reach everyone!  This is meant to be a challenging, competitive, interdisciplinary learning experience that will encourage creativity and cultural awareness while exploring the human side of technology.


So why is the smart grid so important?  It allows for:

Registered teams attended workshops to receive professional videography instruction as well as technical instructions to use the equipment.  Teams learned about Smart Meters and the Smart Grid.  Submitted videos are being reviewed by a professional translation company and will be submitted to a panel of judges for review.  Each video will be judged in categories for High School, College, and People’s Choice (based on social media interaction).  All videos will be shown at the Film Festival on April 23rd at the Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton.  Winners will be announced then as well.

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This Festival is funded by the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation,




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