South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action


We have run across a very cool opportunity for entrepreneurs and creatives in the worlds of film, art and interactive: South by South Lawn. Apparently, President Obama's trip to South by Southwest this year inspired the event, which will take place on the South Lawn of the White House on October 3, 2016. 


Per the White House website, South by South Lawn will bring together creators, innovators, and organizers who work day in and day out to improve the lives of their fellow Americans and people around the world.

In coordination with the American Film Institute, C3 Presents, the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities, and South by Southwest, the South Lawn event will be comprised of three parts:

  • INTERACTIVE: Panel discussions throughout the day will explore topics like how to make change stick with organizers who are having an impact, as well as a discussion with influencers who are using their platforms to bring about positive change. Interactive booths will encourage attendees to engage with and learn about new technologies and innovations.
  • FILM: The film portion features the 3rd Annual White House Student Film Festival in association with its founding partner, the American Film Institute. Students in grades K-12 submitted more than 700 short films round this year's theme, The World I Want to Live In. The submissions are inspiring and we're excited to share official selections and honor young filmmakers as part of this event.
  • MUSIC: Musical performances will include well-known and emerging artists who are using their music to inspire audiences.

Nominate yourself or someone you know to attend the White House’s South by South Lawn by September 10th at 5pm by clicking here.