HoCo FilmFest

HoCo FilmFest

Join us online for the 2019-20 School Year FilmFestival on Friday, April 24, 2020.

HC DrugFree is pleased to partner with the HoCo Student Film Festival. This year, HC DrugFree is looking for Howard County film-savvy teens able to create Public Service Announcements (PSAs) focused on building resiliency and choosing drug-free drug-free alternatives to dealing with peer pressure (social media, parties, vaping, etc.).

This year’s topic is: “Resiliency! Just say KNOW!”

PSA’s should be 30-120 seconds long, appropriate for family viewing, and have an original concept or idea. For more information and to submit entries, visit https://hocofilmfest.com/hcdrugfree/. The top PSA’s will be shown in their entirety during the HoCoFilm Festival on Friday, April 24, 2020. Due to COVID-19, HC DrugFree category entries will be postponed until the 2020-21 school year.


2018-19 HC DrugFree Category “In the KNOW”

The 2018-19 HC DrugFree Category Public Service Announcement (PSA) theme focused on In the KNOW specific to vaping or Juuling in Howard County. KNOWledge is power, and we all need to be “In the KNOW” about drug use in Howard County. Drugs include nicotine.

2018-19 School Year 1st Place Winner: “In the Know about Students Who Vape in Howard County” by Claire O’Shaughnessy

2nd Place Winner: “Escape the Vape” by Reservoir High School student Dannah Marcelino


To view previous HC DrugFree Category winners, click here.