Campus MovieFest is coming to Loyola University Chicago with incredible prizes, great exposure opportunities, and exciting new categories LUCine and SAF are bringing CAMPUS MOVIEFEST to the Loyola Lake Shore Campus on Tuesday, October 19. There will be a finale and awards ceremony on Friday, October 29 at 7PM in Galvin Auditorium. Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, is coming Loyola as part of its tenth annual world tour. Students who sign up for CMF receive everything they need to make a five minute movie – including an Apple laptop, Panasonic HD video camera,and AT&T phone – all for free. Any student at Loyola is welcome to participate, and they get all the training and support they need. Participating students experience a unique opportunity to express themselves, learn about filmmaking, gain exposure, and of course, have a lot of fun and win over $300,000 in great prizes including iPads, cash, Hollywood pitch meetings, and more!
Students can signup online at www.campusmoviefest.com before movie- making launches at Loyola on Tuesday October 19th. Students then have one week to film and edit their movies and are free to create a movie about anything they would like. We encourage students to consider some of our special categories – including the following:
Elfenworks Social Justice category, which focuses on domestic poverty and justice issues around the US, and awards $20,000 in cash grants;
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences “For the Love of Movies Category,” which encourages students to create short movies that describe their love of cinema and the movie-going experience, with the winners heading to the Oscars® Red Carpet Experience. The Arnold Sports Film Festival, which seeks to find the best films highlighting individual athletic achievement in sports, and sends the winner to Hollywood with Arnold Schwarzenegger; The AT&T Rethink Possible Award, which provides winning students with cash and industry luminary support to start creating a feature film. Movies are turned in on October 25th and then judged by a panel consisting of Loyola students, staff, and faculty. On Ocotber 29th, the top sixteen movies will be shown at a red carpet finale. The winners from Loyola advance to the CMF International Grand Finale.
CMF began ten years ago when four students at Emory University provided fellow students with everything they needed to make movies in one week. Since then, more than 350,000 students have received all the necessary technology and training to tell their stories for free thanks to corporate partners and schools. Past winners have walked away with over $2 million in prizes and seen their films on the big screens at CMF events nationwide, at Cannes, at Paramount Studios, and on millions of smaller screens – including AT&T mobile devices, in-flight on Virgin America, and online.
For more information about Campus MovieFest or to see the best CMF movies, visit http://www.campusmoviefest.com