Archive for the 'Competition du C-U' Category

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.

12 days left to enter NAFF ‘13

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Directors, producers, lend us your films! We want to see the best hours, minutes, and seconds of local movie-making you have to offer the fourth annual New Art Film Festival, coming to the Art Theater Co-op of Champaign, IL, on Friday, April 12, 2013!

Ebertfest tix, 49HrFF flix in mix

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Think you’re in the home stretch of Champaign-Urbana cinema happenings for the fall, gang? Not by a long shot! Witness Thursday, November 1, 2012, which is the last day you can register for Illini Film & Video’s 49-hour-long filmmaking challenge this weekend *and* the first day you can reserve Roger Ebert’s Film Festival passes!

NAFF 2012 to kick ass April 20

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Hear ye, hear ye! The New Art Film Festival will prove the third time’s the charm by enveloping the Art Theater of Champaign, IL, with immeasurable local movie love on Friday, April 20, 2012! Submit your agents of artistic amore now!

C-U Biz-en-scène: 12.10.2011

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “C-U Biz-en-scène,” we invoke the “Short Form” clause out of necessity while re-gifting our weekly Calendar feature listing the movies now playing/renting near you!

C-U Biz-en-scène: 12.30.2010

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “C-U Biz-en-scène,” we peer through THE WINDOW INTO TIME, pontificate THE CITY BEYOND, take a DUCKMAN VS. ZOMBIES hit, drop a LGBT video opp, and update what movies are now playing/renting near you!

C-U Biz-en-scène: 12.04.2010

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “C-U Biz-en-scène,” we spill first news on a Dreamscape Cinema national DVD release, confirm the PRESS START 2 DVD, link to lots of local theater news, and update what movies are now playing/renting near you!