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Monday, June 10, 2013
Friday, October 21, 2011
Attendees included students from China, India, Italy, Rwanda, and the United States.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The IWitness Watch page has been redesigned in order to enhance user experience for educators.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
USC students who are passionate about filmmaking and history are gearing up for USC Shoah Foundation’s annual Student Voices Short Film Contest. The registration deadline for this year’s competition is Nov. 1 and all videos must be submitted by Jan. 27, 2014.
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Forty-eight testimony clips have been added to the popular “Watch” page on IWitness.
Friday, December 13, 2013
USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) Room 106 Awards for the Institute’s annual Student Voices Film Contest will be announced. The evening will include screenings of the winning films as well as a panel discussion with honorees and the distinguished jury.   Independent filmmakers Eric Kabera and Sam Kadi will serve on the Student Voices Film Contest jury for the first time.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
The 2012 Student Voices Film Contest was held April 5, 2012.  The evening included an award ceremony, screening, and panel discussion.Fifteen short films were submitted this year and developed around the following themes:  Whose Responsibility is "Never Again,” Inheriting Genocide, and The Outsider in Me.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
For the third year, USC Shoah Foundation is providing testimony clips that French high school students can use in the essays and audiovisual works they submit to the National Contest on Resistance and Deportation (CNRD).
Friday, March 18, 2016
IWitness continues to add new testimony clips to its Watch page, which cover a range of topics from Japanese internment to the Armenian Genocide.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
The IWitness team has added 52 new clips to the Watch page. These clips cover a wide range of topics, from the Armenian Genocide to the Nanjing Massacre.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
IWitness now offers so many testimony clips and activities in multiple languages that new filters have been added to the Watch page and Activity Library to help users easily discover resources in their own language.
Monday, November 17, 2014
USC Shoah Foundation’s 2014 "Through Testimony" international conference “Memory, Media and Technology: Exploring the Trajectories of Schindler’s List” is in full swing in Los Angeles. Those unable to attend can still participate by viewing panels, roundtables and the keynote online.
Friday, December 18, 2015
A smartphone app makes it possible to view testimony clips from the Visual History Archive that are linked to the new book Witness: Passing the Torch of Holocaust Memory to New Generations.
Friday, April 8, 2011
The awards ceremony, screening, and panel discussion, made possible by Visions and Voices and HBO, were the culmination of the Student Voices short film competition which invited all USC students to use the Institute’s archive in order to shape the conversation about violence and genocide.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
On April 7, the USC Shoah Foundation Institute honored students from across the University who made short films using footage from the Institute’s archive of nearly 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.  The awards ceremony, screening, and panel discussion, made possible by Visions and Voices and HBO, were the culmination of the Student Voices short film competition, which invited all USC students to use the Institute’s archive in order to shape the conversation about violence and genocide.  Among the competition jury and on the panel was Academy Award-wi
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Cecilia De Jesus, MFA ’13, chose one of the most unlikely filmmaking materials to tell the story of Holocaust survivor Vera Gissing. But the risk paid off in a big way when her film Where Is My Home? won the 2013 Student Voices Short Film Contest.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
USC students who have entered this year’s Student Voices Short Film Contest can learn everything they need to know about making and editing films using testimony at a series of three workshops this Saturday.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Watching testimony and participating in the Student Voices Film Contest helped Mariana Aguilar heal from an experience with racism.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
The Watch page on IWitness has added Polish-language testimony clips for the first time, plus several other Hungarian and English-language clips, in time for the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
USC Shoah Foundation Chief Technology Officer Sam Gustman will give a talk at the annual American Libraries Association conference this Saturday in Chicago.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Join USC Shoah Foundation for an informative conversation with International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)’s Executive Secretary Kathrin Meyer, PhD, on Friday, June 17 in USC’s Leavey Library.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Two USC Cinematic Arts professors, a former Student Voices winner and two independent filmmakers will judge this year’s Student Voices Short Film Contest.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Rwandan filmmaker Eric Kabera will travel from Hillywood (Rwanda’s burgeoning film industry named after the country’s famously hilly landscape) to Hollywood to help judge this year’s Student Voices Short Film Contest.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Shirin Raban was just beginning work on her thesis, a short film about Persians’ observations of Passover in Los Angeles, when she decided to take on the Student Voices Short Film Contest.Raban is a master’s candidate in visual anthropology at USC with a background in graphic design. Another contestant in the Student Voices contest, Syuzanna Petrosyan, told Raban and her anthropological media seminar classmates about Student Voices and showed them some of her own work-in-progress.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Growing up, Addison Sandoval worked in his dad’s diesel repair shop in Compton, Calif., driving and delivering parts during the summers. It was there, encountering different people and places, that he learned to appreciate the values of humility, treating people with respect, and embracing people’s differences, he says.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The USC Shoah Foundation Institute is pleased to announce the formation of the Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association (SFISA), a student-led organization comprised of undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Southern California.
Friday, March 7, 2014
The winners of Student Voices 2014 were Syuzanna Petrosyan and Greg Irwin for their film Play for Your Life. Shirin Raban’s There is No Other Way received the viewer’s choice award and Rebecca Baugh’s Love, Noemi received an honorable mention.
Friday, April 3, 2015
Over the last few days I’ve overheard my grandmother and father talk endlessly about Celia Tiano, an Auschwitz survivor from Salonika, Greece, their next-door neighbor on 7th Avenue -- a quiet block in the Hyde Park area of L.A., during the 1950s and 60s. After more than 40 years, my family has reconnected with Celia -- through testimony. We were able to make this connection because of a film project I had been working on for the Student Voices Short Film Contest.
Monday, April 13, 2015
Caroline Friend’s journey to becoming the winner of the Student Voices Short Film Contest first began two years ago – when she entered the contest and lost.That didn’t deter her from entering again this year, and her dedication paid off. The jury awarded her film Helen Lewis: A Survivor’s Story first place for the 2015 competition, putting Friend well on her way to her goal of becoming a historical filmmaker.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The 4th annual Student Voices Short Film Contest will open for submissions on Jan. 12, 2015, featuring key changes intended to increase awareness for the contest and help participants complete their projects more efficiently.

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