GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) -- One local student filmmaker was invited to Washington D.C. to show her short film at the White House.
Kira Bursky is one of only sixteen students from across the country selected to show at the White House Student Film Festival on Friday, February 28th. The theme for the festival was the role technology plays in the classroom. Bursky's film Hello From Malaysia follows a student who just moved to the U.S. from Malaysia, and finds it challenging to adjust to cultural differences.
"I am thrilled that you are with us for the first ever White House Film Festival," said President Barak Obama in addressing the students at the White House on Friday. "We're putting on our show here because we are honoring some remarkable young filmmakers. And today, the Oscar goes to...all of you because of all the videos we received, yours stood out."
Bursky is a student at Interlochen Academy of the Arts. She was the first place winner at the 2013 Mosaic Film Festival in Grand Rapids back in November.
You can watch Bursky's entry by clicking here.