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Local students named winners in 2020 BCPS Film Expo

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TOWSON, MD—Using live action and animation, Annabelle Jones, a student at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology, created the lyrical film that earned best in show honors in the 2020 BCPS Film Expo.

In its fifth year, the BCPS Film Expo is Baltimore County’s largest student film competition. This year’s event is being held as an online festival with all results and finalists’ films found on the film expo website. The BCPS Film Expo showcases the creative film work of secondary BCPS students across multiple genres, and entries are reviewed by judges from across the country.

The following prizes have been awarded:

Best in Show – Annabelle Jones, Carver Center, “What I learned from Ramona”

1st Place – Natalia Shahid, Western School of Technology, “PURPLE FRIES”
2nd Place – Holly Little, Carver Center, “Cat”
3rd Place (tie) – Natalie Lumaro, Parkville High School, “Dance”
3rd Place (tie) – Jorden Sanford, Western School of Technology, “UFO”
4th Place – Michaela Watts, Hereford High School, “Snap”

Middle School
1st Place – Kevin Tran, Perry Hall Middle School, “Love your Parents”
2nd Place (tie) – Krystal Yackulak, Perry Hall Middle School, “Music is Where the Heart is”
2nd Place (tie) – Jimmy Morrow, Perry Hall Middle School, “Perseverance”
3rd Place (tie) – Maya Anderson, Ruth Habtamu, and Guari Mugili, Perry Hall Middle School, “Love Story in Lego”
3rd Place (tie) – Fiona Jenkins, Perry Hall Middle School, “Getting Your Ducks in a Row”
4th Place (tie) – Lila Dobry, Perry Hall Middle School, “Different Epochs”
4th Place (tie) – Elizabeth Barbosa, Parkville Middle School, “The Cake”

Live Action Narrative
1st Place – Annabelle Jones, Carver Center, “What I learned from Ramona”
2nd Place – Hazel Gao, Carver Center, “Tale of the Sloth God”
3rd Place – Ameira Yarborough, Lansdowne High School, “Dear Brian”
4th Place (tie) – Antwan Alexander, Abdul Majinnasola, Walt Perry, and Jordan Sampson, New Town High School, “Enemies to Friends”
4th Place (tie) – Guinivere Roberts, Carver Center, “Boy”

1st Place (tie) – Olivia Bangs, Eastern Technical High School, “Dear Heartbreaker”
1st Place (tie) – Cavan O’Brien, Loch Raven High School, “Numbskull”
2nd Place – Alicia Ingabire, Carver Center, “Duality”
3rd Place (tie) – Jayshon T. Grandy, Western School of Technology, “Dreams to Reality”
3rd Place (tie) –- Eli Golding, Carver Center, “Three by Three”
4th Place (tie) – AJ Collurafici, Hereford High School, “My Escape”
4th Place (tie) – Charlie Lingner and Shannon Vong, Eastern Technical High School, “Changes”

1st Place –- Hana Yu, Carver Center, “The Art of Teaching”
2nd Place – Emma Hankey, Hereford High School, “Dungeons and Daydreams”
3rd Place (tie) – Alee Marschke, Hereford High School, “Testing the Waters”
3rd Place (tie) – Markayla Black, Lansdowne High School, “Chloe”
4th Place – Justice “Jay” Mitchell, Lansdowne High School, “The Derecho of June 19, 2012”

1st Place – Anna Franz, Amna Maqsood, Joyce Zheng, and Linna Zhu, Towson High School, “Broken”
2nd Place – Nadia Nazar, Eastern Technical High School, “What’s the Price of Life?”
3rd Place – Aniyah Richardson, Hereford High School, “Mine”
4th Place – Hazel Gao and Rivka Managan, Carver Center, “Kidnapping Miss Helen’s Dog Operation”

Poster Design – AJ Collurafici, Hereford High School

The expo is led by a committee of BCPS teachers and staff from the Office of Visual Arts, in collaboration with the BCPS departments of Instructional Technology and Career and Technical Education. The expo is made possible in part by the sponsorship of The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Stevenson University, and Rosedale Federal Bank.

“We would like to congratulate and thank the winners of each category for their excellent work,” expo committee members wrote in a prepared statement. “We would like to thank all the students that have participated for their hard work and dedication to the media arts in Baltimore County Public Schools.”

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