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Virtual Learning Program, Parkville High School students win BCPS Film Expo Poster Contest [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Mercy Nwachukwu, a Grade 12 student at Parkville High School, and Stella Sanft, a Grade 7 student in the Virtual Learning Program, have been named the winners of the 2023 Baltimore County Public Schools Film Expo Poster Contest.

Printed versions of their posters will be displayed in middle schools and high schools across the county.

The deadline for student film submissions to the Film Expo is Friday, April 14. All middle school and high school students are welcome to enter. More information can be found on the BCPS Film Expo Schoology Group (Access Code: 7CC62-C8M8K) or the Film Expo website.

Middle school film categories are animated GIFs (under 30 seconds), live action (45 seconds to 10 minutes), and animation (up to 10 minutes). High school film categories are animated GIFs (under 30 seconds), short-form video (under 45 seconds), live action narrative (up to 10 minutes), experimental (up to 10 minutes), documentary (up to 10 minutes), animation (up to 10 minutes), and promotional videos (up to 10 minutes).

Films selected as finalists will be shown at the Senator Theatre on Tuesday, May 16, from 7-9 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The public is invited to this free annual Film Expo event.

The Film Expo was launched in 2016 when a group of motivated teachers across content areas joined forces with The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc., the Office of Visual Arts, and the Office of Career and Technical Education. Finalist films from the 2022 film expo can be seen online and below.

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