Jostens Partners with All American High School Film Festival to Help Students Tell Their Stories

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Film festival winners to be presented with custom jewelry from Jostens

Jostens, the market leader of yearbooks and student-created content, and the All American High School Film Festival (AAHSFF) today announced a multi-year partnership to empower students to share their stories through digital media.

As a premier sponsor of the 2015 All American High School Film Festival, Jostens will present each category winner with customized AAHSFF class tags to recognize and celebrate their filmmaking and storytelling. Additionally, Jostens will be providing $10,000 in scholarship support for participating students, and will print the Film Festival programs. The 2015 All American High School Film Festival will be held at the Kings Theater in New York City October 9-11, 2015.

In 2016 Jostens will sponsor a new custom category for the Film Festival called “The Yearbook Project.” To enter this category, students will submit a film in which a yearbook is the focal point of the story. The winner will be selected and presented with an award at the 2016 All American High School Film Festival, and will be used in Jostens marketing materials and channels.

The AAHSFF event takes place National Yearbook Week held October 5-10, 2015 as a way to celebrate excellence in scholastic journalism and acknowledge the important role yearbook advisers and staffs play in telling the school story through the yearbook.

“Jostens is committed to supporting students as they share their stories with the world, whether through a yearbook or film, and we are honored to recognize the positive impact they make in celebrating their friends, school, community, events and shared experiences” said Murad Velani, chief operating officer, Jostens. “We are excited to partner with AAHSFF to support students to tell their unique stories.”

“The All American High School Film Festival is proud to partner with Jostens to not only help celebrate student creativity and story telling, but also to inspire students to share their voice and perspective with the world,” said Tom Oliva, Co-Founder and Executive Director, AAHSFF. “Through this partnership Jostens will provide the rewards, respect and recognition these students deserve.”

Founded in 1897, Jostens has produced school yearbooks for over 60 years. Schools rely on Jostens and their local Jostens representatives to provide a combination of journalism education and technology tools to deliver a learning experience that helps students develop 21st century skills in journalism, photography, writing and design, leadership and business while creating the permanent record of the school year.

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Minneapolis-based Jostens provides products, programs and services that help its customers celebrate moments that matter. The company's products include publications, jewelry and consumer goods that serve the K-12 educational, college and professional sports segments. Jostens serves markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Jostens is a subsidiary of Visant Corporation, a marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, educational and trade publishing segments.

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