Archive for the 'Competition du C-U' Category

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!

NAFFnado 7 hitting C-U in 2016!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Despite rumors to the contrary, what happens in Chambana does NOT have to stay in Chambana … although it’s not a bad place to start! Throw caution to the wind, then, and submit to the 2016 New Art Film Festival!

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!

Sport a little NAFFtitude in 2015!

Friday, July 10th, 2015

Throw it down, brothers and sisters, and show them your flicks! The New Art Film Festival is anticipating an artistic windfall to land in their lap by the time August 28, 2015, a.k.a. the NAFF VI submission deadline, rolls around!

Lack of NAFF no reason to slack

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Are your fingers ready? Is your stylus at hand? Time to take notes, dearest local filmmakers, for options are afoot for your work to be enjoyed in upcoming Champaign-Urbana events!

Noting the needful film things

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

We challenge you, dearest arts supporters, to jump right on in and help out these efforts. We would not have Champaign-Urbana film culture without ’em!

21 Film Project no. 7 underway

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

The Land of Lincoln Credit Union in Decatur has announced their seventh annual 21 Film Project film contest, selections of which will play the Soy Capital’s popular Decatur Celebration in early August.

NAFF 2014 is ready to rumble!

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Can we see a show of hands? You can still count the number of New Art Film Festivals on that hand as the fifth edition approaches on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at the Art Theater Co-op in Champaign, IL! Start entering those films now!

IOW: P2L2 seeking K-12 scripts

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Does your child have great imagination? Can she or he put it into words? Then, she or he might have fun writing a short film script for the 2014 Pens to Lens competition sponsored by the Champaign-Urbana Film Society!

C-U Film Leader: 6.27.2013

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about THE GARDEN OF CHLOE auditions, the passing of Gary Gardner, on-line Pens to Lens videos, the Avon Theatre’s new little sister, and film contests galore!


Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

“Lost” underground local cinema has recently crawled its way onto the Internet in the forms of THORAXX II: THE BREEDING and ONE ROACH FOR SEAMUS, distinct species with a common genus (Pi Omega Omega) and family (Mike ‘n Molly’s).

Submit your films, movie mavens!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Filmmakers should take note of several outlets in the immediate region at which their films could possibly play in late 2013! These include the Freeky Creek Short Film Festival, Drunken Zombie Film Festival, Route 66 International Film Festival, and – gasp! – Chicago International Film Festival!

Scripting is the thing at CMM

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Champaign Movie Makers will meet during a special screenwriters’ session at Quality Beer in downtown Champaign, IL, later tonight, Thursday, May 2, 2013. We also discuss the Pens to Lens screenwriting competition for children and an unique screenplay collection at UIUC!

C-U film not yet over the hill

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

It’s time for the Champaign-Urbana community to give itself a boost in supporting the integration of film and media production into our very fabric of being. That includes teaching the kids that making movies is alright.