KCBY-TV revives film festival after a decade hiatus


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KCBY-TV is hosting its 2023 Film Fest on March 31 at 7 p.m. in the Coppell High School Auditorium. The event is taking place for the first time since 2013 and will showcase student-made films. Graphic courtesy Fatima Syed/KCBY-TV.

Maya Palavali, Staff Cartoonist

Lights flash as people walk on the rolled out red carpet as they get the full VIP treatment, complete with paparazzi.

Coppell High School’s KCBY-TV its first Film Fest since 2013 on March 31 at CHS Auditorium at 7 p.m.

The event and contest is open for entry for any student on campus as well as Coppell ISD middle school students. It will be red carpet themed, brought to life by KCBY-TV junior staffers acting as paparazzi throughout the night.

Senior program director Lauren Beach and KCBY-TV adviser Irma Kennedy will be the selection committee for the films being presented.The film festival is the project for the KCBY-TV senior staff for the year.

“As a senior this Film Fest is my way of leaving my mark in KCBY and will be a great tradition for seniors to come,” senior special projects director Akshita Yadavalli said.

In addition to celebrating student creations, the festival is an opportunity to showcase and publicize the KCBY-TV program.

“It gives people an opportunity to see KCBY and to see all the hard work that we put into this festival,” senior marketing director Hannah Hakeem said.

After the films are presented, the audience will be able to vote for their favorite and one will be named the viewer’s choice. Other categories will be announced at the festival.

KCBY-TV will hold a raffle for different prizes that will be revealed at the beginning of the festival. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase until intermission and winners will be announced at the end of the event.

Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults.

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