BEVERLY HILLS—High School students in the city will have the opportunity this year to participate in “A Day in the Life of” film competition.

The first-annual film contest is sponsored by the Beverly Hills Global Partners, Inc., a non-profit organization aimed at reinforcing ties between the U.S. and its international sister cities in Israel, China, France and Mexico.

The “A Day in the Life of” theme allows students to submit a 4 to 6 minute film representing a taste of what life for them is like in their community, according to the Beverly Hills Global Partners website. The contest seeks to promote diversity.

Winning entries will be screened at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of The Maple Counseling Center’s “Annual Car Raffle/Film Screening” in May.

Students should submit videos in DVD format as well as fill out an online application by April 18. Films will be judged on creativity in their story as well as in how they tell their story.

By involving student work as part of their development to work with an international school system, the Beverly Hills Global Partners also hope to promote cultural and art exchange as well as maintain supportive business relationships.