FSYF 2022 DMV Film-Making Challenge

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FSYF is looking for kids to make “Welcome Home” videos profiling their local community and schools to help future FS youth transition back to the area after living abroad.

In this domestic counterpart to the FSI Overseas Briefing Center’s “Kid Vid” program, FSYF seeks D.C.-area youths in grades 7 to 12 (individuals or teams with at least one member belonging to FSYF) to make an 8 to 12-minute-long narrated video highlighting the shopping, dining, transportation, and community life in their city or county (for example, Bethesda, D.C., or Alexandria) and describing its schools (for example, availability of IB or AP classes, athletics, and extracurricular activities).  The video should seek to orient and assist FS youths returning to the area after an extended period living abroad.  The videos will be posted on the FSYF website.

FSYF will commission one video per area. (We already have videos from Arlington, Falls Church, Herndon, Stafford and Vienna in our library. So, if you live in one of these areas and would like to submit a video, please consider producing a video for a neighboring city.)  If multiple applications are received from one area, the applicants will be asked to submit an outline of the proposed content of their video.  FSYF will then select the best proposal.  FSYF will pay $250 per video (subject to minimum quality standards) to be divided among team members.

Existing FSYF Welcome Home Videos can be viewed here.  Send any questions to FSYF@FSYF.org.

The Welcome Home Videos are sponsored by a generous grant from

Guidelines and Application

Important Dates

Application deadline

September 16, 2022

Videos must be submitted by 

October 31, 2022


From left: Ambassador Lino Gutierrez and 2015 winners Cole Blackman, Hannah Feeken, and Ingrid Bayer

The Welcome Home video program began   in 2015 and was originally funded   through a generous grant from the Una   Chapman Cox Foundation.  

 FSYF currently has video from the   following locations:

Lorton, VA (2018)

Herndon, VA (2016)

Arlington, VA (2015)

Falls Church, VA (2015)

Stafford, VA (2015)

Vienna, VA (2015)

 Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF)

PO Box 50663   Arlington, VA   22205


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