BCPS names ET student as winner of contest

BCPS Film Expo announces an Eastern Tech student as winner of poster contest
Posted on 04/12/2021
BCPS Film Expo 2021

A poster designed by Jasmin Gedlu, an Interactive Media Production student at Eastern Technical High School, has been selected as the winner of the 2021 BCPS Film Expo poster competition.

Gedlu’s design will be used in all promotions for the upcoming BCPS Film Expo. The poster competition was open to all BCPS students in Grades 6 -12.

Films are being accepted for the 2021 Film Expo Film through April 25.

"As in past years, students in Grades 6-12 are invited to submit films," said Sherri Fisher, BCPS coordinator of visual arts. "But this year, the BCPS Film Expo has added additional film categories, including one open to teachers. The teacher demonstration category is designed to honor our colleagues who have become video production aficionados this year in their various content areas."

Participants are asked to submit films through the Film Expo Schoology Group (code: 7cc62-c8m8k) or on the
BCPS Film Expo webpage. Contest rules will be posted in both locations.

The 2021 Film Expo categories are:

  • Animated GIFs (under 30 seconds): Any short sequence presented in the animated GIF file format. These can be animated or photo sequences and present best when the action is looping.
  • Middle School (all film categories accepted): Any film, in any style, that is produced by a middle school student or group of students.
  • Live Action Narrative (45 seconds to 10 minutes): Any live action film that is story-/narrative-driven and that may include dialogue or not. Consider the many genres of narrative film such as drama, horror, and comedy.
  • Short-Form Video (under 45 seconds): Any video with a duration under 45 seconds. Consider the many types of short films on the internet such as TikTok videos, vlogs, and video diaries.
  • Experimental (up to 10 minutes): Any film that does not seem to fit the other categories. This could include music videos, abstract films, and montages.
  • Documentary (up to 10 minutes): Any film that investigates the world or your experience of it. This could include video diaries, profiles of people, and issue- or history-based documentaries.
  • Animation (up to 10 minutes): Consider the wide variety of methods within animation such as stopmotion, hand-drawn frame-by-frame, rotoscoping, and 3D animation.
  • Promotional Videos (up to 10 minutes): Any films made for or by a club, honor society, morning announcement team or class that may have an appeal to a broad audience.
  • Teacher demo (up to 10 minutes): Teachers are invited to submit demonstration videos in any subject area.

Instead of an in-person premiere of films, the 2021 Film Expo will host a virtual watch party on Thursday, May 27. The watch party will air simultaneously on BCPS-TV (Comcast channel 73 and Verizon channel 34) and Microsoft Teams Live. Category winners will be introduced during the live event with video commentary from the expo judges.