IMC Film Fest needs your film!

From January 13, 2009:


Call for submissions: IMC Film Festival, Feb. 6-8, 2009

This February 6, 7, and 8, the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center (IMC) will be hosting the IMC Film Festival. This three day celebration of the art of cinematography will highlight local and independent artists and kick off monthly IMC Film Nights. It will also be a chance for local and independent filmmakers to share their work and connect with other artists, community members, and organizations. The festival is open to submissions and we are advertising widely within the artist and art-supporting communities. The IMC also has a wide support base of almost 600 different community members and volunteers. We anticipate a strong turnout for this event.

The IMC Film Festival will be open to all, free of admission charges. We are inviting local businesses, regional film makers, and production companies to be sponsors. As a thank you to our proud sponsors, we will list supporting organizations on promotional materials, the official IMC Film Fest program, our website, and at the event. Additionally, you are invited to upload your logo and website links to the IMC Film Fest website ( This is a great way to introduce your business or non-profit venture to a wide audience. We would also ask that you share information about the Film Fest and your sponsorship with your patrons.

The IMC Film Fest will benefit the IMC’s Production Group and the IMC as a whole. The Production Group facilitates independent video and audio projects for TV/radio/Web by members of the Urbana-Champaign community. We manage the IMC Production Room, a computer lab and digital studio for learning and producing media. We provide a workshop environment to improve our own understanding and professional experience in multimedia technology and to share our knowledge with others through hands-on training and citizen journalism. However, as a non-profit, we need community support to maintain these facilities and reach out to community members.

Submission Info

The IMC Film Festival (February 6-8, 2009) will showcase the talents of local and independent film makers. If you or anyone you know is interested, please feel free to submit your work to the production group (production [at] ucimc [dot] org). We will be accepting films of all lengths and genres for consideration. Please share this message widely! We will be posting submissions to our website so that the community can discuss films and vote on what they would like to see. If you have a suggestion that is not your own work, please give us as many details as possible, including how we may contact the filmmaker to get permission to show the film. Other suggestions are welcome, but priority may be given to locally or independently produced works.

How to submit

1) Use our online submission form and/or create a user account on or (they are the same site) [User accounts are optional and enable story and blog posting as well as editing].

2) E-mail the IMC Production Group (production [at] ucimc [dot] org) with details about length, genre, credits, permission to exhibit, and any other pertinent information or questions.


3) Mail films, credits, and promotional materials to [please anticipate one to two weeks for delivery]:

Production Group c/o UCIMC
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway Ave, Suite 100
Urbana IL 61801

Thank you for your interest!


Stephen Fonzo
Media Training Advisor
AmeriCorps CTC VISTA
Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center
stephen [at] ucimc [dot] org

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