Archive for the 'Student Film' Category

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.

SHOT BD provides thud-filled rush

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

And now, for student filmmaking that is completely different! Vinegar Syndrome recruits the forgotten UI action opus SHOT for another tour of duty on Blu-ray disc beginning August 28, 2018. This is our verdict…

View Pens to Lens ’18 films today

Friday, August 24th, 2018

If you did not attend the Pens to Lens Gala on August 11, 2018, you missed out on a fantastic chance to see children’s imaginations in action. Lucky for you, P2L always releases the goods shortly after!

Student fests to fill semester’s end

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

We have a hunch this bunch of University of Campus shows will bring you insight as to what today’s students think about film. Feminist Film Festival, IIllinifest, and Golden Corn Film Festival will welcome your audience!

VinSyn nabs UI film fugitive SHOT

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

On rare occasion, the strange little dreams we dream at MFHQ come true! Vinegar Syndrome will re-release the infamous UIUC student-made film SHOT in high definition later in 2018. Who knew?!?

Points made on C-U film timeline

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

It was inevitable. We had to start putting all this popular and arcane knowledge to good use somehow. Therefore, we’ve begun fitting a few of those pieces into place on our new Plot Points du C-U page!

UI campus mixes TICKS with flicks

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

You can attend either the Insect Fear Film Festival or Sustainability Shorts Film Festival at the University of Illinois this Saturday, February 24, 2018, or submit work to the Illinifest Student Film Festival. Readers’ choice!

Cover of DARKNESS comes to light

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Broken Shadow Entertainment of Taylorville, headed by Tye Wilson, is on the board with the 2016 DVD release of their thriller I HEARD THE DARKNESS. What manner of adventure awaits their viewers next?

Silents liven up a calm NAFF night

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Against all logic and geography, the eighth annual New Art Film Festival provided the citizens of Champaign-Urbana, IL, the local film compilation they were promised. We have some closing remarks on the show.

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.