Tiffany Lin was among 16 student filmmakers chosen for the first ever White House Student Film Festival.
Screeners included celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson and actor Kal Penn.
Lin, a sophomore at Irvington High School, created a stop-motion film called "Discovery" that featured an enlightened Transformer.
Each movie's theme is about technology's role in education. The 16 selections were picked out of 2,500 submissions.