AFSC’s Third annual “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” youth film festival

IHTD 2013
Copyright: AFSC

The American Friends Service Committee is hosting its third annual youth film festival. The theme this year is if you had all the power, what would you do with a trillion dollars?

State and federal budget cuts are closing schools, limiting health care, and putting at risk other programs that are crucial for young people and our communities. Yet young people are not part of the conversation.

“If I Had a Trillion Dollars,” the national youth film festival, asks young people to speak out on the federal budget and asks them to consider:

  •   The $1 trillion spent yearly on the U.S. military
  •   The $1 trillion spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
  •   The $1 trillion plus in tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans

What would you do with $1 trillion—for yourself, your family, and your community?

AFSC is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. –


  • “If I Had a Trillion Dollars” is sponsored by American Friends Service Committee and National Priorities Project with the purpose of involving young people in the debate about federal budget priorities.
  • A selection of videos will be chosen for screening at the youth film festival, to be held in Washington, D.C., April 13-15, 2013. From these films, prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges.
  • All participants are eligible to attend a workshop, training session, and the film festival in Washington, D.C.
  • Check out the 2012 selections here!

2012 IHTD Selection – “Bay Peace Anthem”, BAY-PEACE
Luis Montoya & Egypt Claxton
Oakland, CA

Rules summary

  • Anyone age 23 or under may submit a video.
  • Each person may submit up to two videos.
  • Videos should be no longer than three minutes.
  • Submissions must be received by Jan. 11, 2013.
  • There is no entry fee.
For more information check out or contact Erin Polley at
Check out the resources below to help you make a video!


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