Archive for February, 2008

In My Backyard: Year 3

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

C-U Blogfidential starts off Year 3 with growing confidence and occasional hints of annoyance.

BNFilmfest calls for submissions

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

The BNFilmFest is accepting submissions through Friday, May 2, for its annual event, which will take place May 13-14, 2008, at the Normal Theater in Normal, IL.

Lights on at Dark Maze Studios

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

Dark Maze Studios of Champaign, Illinois, has embarked on an itinerary of labyrinthine proportions now that their first feature, PRESS START, has been completed.

Huston, we have a problem…

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

It’s moments like these when the words and actions of other “movie people” in the area simply get your editor’s goat. Therefore, your editor bitches.

NIU shaken, C-U stirred

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Your editor doesn’t have much to add regarding the NIU shootings except for the obvious – we feel for the victims.

Coming Soon: Feb-Mar 2008

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Coming Soon: SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES @ Normal Theater, Normal, IL (2/16/08), Springfield and Central Illinois Film Commission meeting @ Kicks, Springfield, IL (2/21/08), African Film Festival @ Beverly Cinemas, Champaign, IL (2/22-28/08), Insect Fear Film Festival @ Foellinger Auditorium, UIUC, Urbana, IL (2/23/08), Dead of Winter Film Festival @ Lincoln Theatre, Decatur, IL (3/1/08), and Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour @ Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL (3/6/08).

“Urbana filmmaker” wins Sundance

Friday, February 8th, 2008

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about Carl Deal, who won the Grand Jury Prize for documentary filmmaking at this year’s Sundance Film Festival for the feature, TROUBLE THE WATER, along with Tia Lessin. Also, your editor bitches about bad reporting by others that indirectly thwarts the C-U Blogfidential mission.