Video is one of the most highly effective forms of mass communication and is arguably the largest form of cultural expression today. The ubiquity of film in our society has opened multiple new platforms for online learning and engagement through various video formats.
Therefore, we believe that students must learn to analyze and interpret this information in order to create culturally and personally significant forms of art and communication that emphasizes the critical role of cultural competence, addresses multiple perspectives, and demonstrates lofty expectations to promote the achievement of all students.
In partnership with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., The BCPS Film Expo 2017, will be held April 6 from 4-9 p.m. at Baltimore’s Historic Senator Theatre. The expo experience is organized to showcase creative works of film made by BCPS high school and middle school students. Any high school or middle school students currently enrolled in BCPS may enter the festival regardless of whether or not they are part of a film or audio/video class.
The expo’s purpose is to provide a creative, collaborative, and competitive platform that has previously not existed in BCPS for students to exhibit their work. This will help the aspiring young film makers gain valuable experience about the entire process. In addition to being a celebration of student achievement in the arts and inspiring young filmmakers to use their gifts and knowledge to impact a greater audience, the BCPS Film Expo will function as an advocacy tool in promoting and preserving cultural forms of expression.
The expo supports a core value and need of 21st century learning by promoting creative and visually innovative artwork that is conceptually and technically relevant to career and professionally related industries The expo will help BCPS students emerge as innovative leaders in creating an artistic vision that engages each of them in creative, practical applications of real-world opportunities.
View the Film Expo trailer to capture the essence of the experience through BCPS student participants.
The BCPS Film Expo 2017 is facilitated by Sherri Fisher, Coordinator, BCPS Office of Visual Arts (2016-2017) in collaboration with applicant and project coordinators Bethany Dentes and Brandon Nicklas, Lansdowne High School Art Department (2016-2017). The Inaugural BCPS Film Expo 2016 was facilitated by Linda Popp and E. Farrell Maddox, BCPS Office of Visual Arts and Jesse Dortzbach, Patapsco High School (2015-2016.)
NOTE: The BCPS Film Expo is made possible through a 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grant project funded by The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., 2015-2016 and 2016-2017