Archive for the 'Student Film' Category

BOOK to keep you AWAKE tonight

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

The Normal Theater in Normal, IL, will present two new local films, AWAKE and BLACK BOOK, during a prime time event tonight, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Based on available descriptions, expect the unexpected!

Art no party in drama GREENE

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

University of Illinois junior Keenan Dailey is casting for his micro-budget feature GREENE on campus tonight, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. He is also fishing for micro-funds to help make his film a reality!

Illinifest entry window now open

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The MACS 464 classmates at the University of Illinois are gearing up for their annual “Illinifest” project, which will culminate with a short film show on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Entries are being accepted right now!

In My Backyard: Year 8

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The start of Year 8 must have been so hype that we neglected the annual address. We also slipped the next four years. Time to plug holes as we slog towards Year 12! First, we fall back on an Octopus reprint from 2000.

Selections play to NAFF strength

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The seventh annual New Art Film Festival provided a memorable night in celebration of local filmmaking, but more importantly it gave the Champaign-Urbana, IL, community something to think about.

Illini Film & Video meets Nov. 1

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The next meeting of Illini Film & Video will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 6 p.m. on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.

Fear not, NAFF VII lands Oct. 30

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Don’t let the words “somber” and “serious” discourage you from attending the seventh annual New Art Film Festival on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the Art Theater Co-op. It’s a sign of our times.

C-U Film Leader: 2.17.2016

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about celebrity sightings to come, single-screen venues to preserve, and miscellany du C-U for all to behold!

That was the NAFF VI that was

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

Sunday, October 4, 2015 will be remembered as the triumphant day the New Art Film Festival played the Art Theater Co-op in downtown Champaign, IL, in the fall season for the first time. Remember!

Picks for NAFF VI now posted!

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

It’s an action-packed program of local filmmaking that will impress the packed house at the Art Theater Co-op this Sunday, October 4, 2015, during the sixth annual New Art Film Festival!

IOW: Films inspire Chinese RSO

Saturday, September 12th, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: The Chinese Independent Film Society enters its fourth academic year at the University of Illinois with movies to watch and make. Here’s our introduction to their club activities.

Illini Film Video meets Sept. 9, 10

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

The next meetings of Illini Film & Video will be on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, and Thursday, September 10, 2015, both at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Illinois campus in Urbana.

IOW: P2L kid films debut Aug. 15

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Before the students in your life go back to school, take them to the Pens to Lens Gala on Saturday, August 15, 2015, at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL. Good things will be learned!

IOW: Our first TABLOIDS headline

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Animated high school students come to life in real-life college student Andrew Ambrose Lee’s new Web comedy, TABLOIDS. There will be a quiz after the reading!