The IHTD Youth Film Festival asks young people to speak out on the federal budget and asks them to consider the $1 trillion spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – “What would you do with $1 trillion – for yourself, your family and your community?”

To participate in the contest, youth age 23 and younger may submit videos that are no longer than three minutes in length by Jan. 15, 2012. Genres can include comedy, documentary, musical, historical, spoof, PSA, educational, music video and narrative. The videos will be judged by a panel of youth video makers, artists and activists.

Winners will be invited to participate in the IHTD Youth Film Festival in Washington, D.C., around Tax Day 2012. Travel scholarships will be available to help winners attend.

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