Archive for the 'Student Film' Category

Kids’ vids preserve Pens to Lens

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

When life hands you lemons, make the best movies possible with limited means! This is the lesson behind the children-led Pens to Lens show that premiered virtually at Facebook on August 15, 2020.

Student art doc wins BEA award

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

What is reasonable give-and-take when a city is attempting to improve its central hub? The student project MAKING A MURAL illustrates the issue with an artistic conundrum in Normal, Illinois.

UI ghosts linger on and off screen

Friday, May 29th, 2020

University of Illinois students a generation apart do their on-camera best to convince viewers that campus spirits drift among us. Their existence somewhat haunts your humble editor to this day.

Fellow fests worth a NAFF shout

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

In an ideal situation, the New Art Film Festival would be joining other downstate Illinois film events in engaging and enthralling you. In this case, the NAFF cheers on their festival friends from afar.

Options bloom for UI film students

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Students at the University of Illinois have more options to breathe in and produce the cinema then they know. We update today on the UI Golden Corn Student Film Festival and the Illinois Film Office’s Shortcuts contest.

Students bring life to film at UIUC

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

Currently-enrolled students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign know what’s going down on campus more than we do, but we can always toss up a little friendly advice on their behalf.

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!