Archive for the 'Student Film' Category

Act fast and submit to tenth NAFF

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

A decade is a long while to be pulling one’s own weight in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, but the New Art Film Festival has managed such a feat. Get involved in marking the milestone by entering your film in Year 10!

Youth expressed positively in films

Monday, August 19th, 2019

‘Tis the season for learning as the school year rushes in, but any time is golden for inspiring our youth. Students living in the Champaign-Urbana area have options aplenty to do just that, even with filmmaking.

One less haunt remains in the C-U

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Espresso Royale on Daniel Street in Champaign, IL, will be closed and torn down, but we’ll always have our memories and film evidence of the coffee spot. What film evidence, you say? It’s minor, but, it exists!

FIELDS gives STEM a sci-fi sheen

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Swede Films and the University of Illinois’ Material Research Science and Engineering Center have revealed a first look at the Web series MAGNETIC FIELDS. We share it and news on other teachable moments right here!

Critics voice their ideas in videos

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

As movie critics gravitate to on-line podcasts and videos to offer their opinions, several teams in Champaign-Urbana have continued the tradition of televised debate. We share a few examples with you.

Satire mocks, kids rock on screen

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Unlike the old days, student film projects can easily be found thanks to on-line posting. We share two such pieces made by students from the University of Illinois and Eastern Illinois University.

Oh, hell, have a Halloween treat!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Since we won’t be at the Secret MICRO-FILM Headquarters tonight to hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, we instead drop a few bitter-or-sweet morsels into this virtual grab bag. Boo!

NAFF IX to pack work week punch

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

The ninth annual New Art Film Festival, a curated selection of recent independent film shorts made in downstate Illinois, will take place on October 29, 2018, at the Art Theater in Champaign, IL. Details await you!

Oscar nominated UI alumni gone

Monday, September 24th, 2018

University of Illinois alumni Richard Greenberg and Thomas Rickman, who built Hollywood careers as a main titles designer and screenplay writer, respectively, passed away during the summer months of 2018.

IFV offers UI students filming fun

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

The University of Illinois student group Illini Film & Video is now meeting on Monday nights at 7 p.m. Read more about who they are, what they do, and why they rock when similar RSOs have faded to black.