CMF News

Feb 21

NCSU Finale

Yeah Graffiti! Wolfpack students, get ready for a wild night of movies, door prizes and other surprises Saturday, February 23 at 9pm in the Witherspoon Cinema. Click here for more info.

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Feb 14

Georgia State Panthers!

The filmmaking week at Georgia State University culminated with Collection this Tuesday, where students turned in an impressive 73 movies and ensuring a madhouse at the red carpet finale at the Rialto on Thursday, Feb. 28. The movies this year proved to be remarkably diverse, ranging from music videos and experimental art pieces to the traditional action-comedies and dorm comedies. Click here for info about the RED CARPET FINALE!image

Feb 07

TAMPA!

Another launch, another record broken by the FloBo team! The University of Tampa, a CMF school since 2005, had the most equipment pickups and student participants in its history on Tuesday, promising to bring an incredible crop of movies next week. Click here to check out more photos from the Tampa event.

Feb 01

Two Packed Finales, One Epic Night

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It’s uncommon for there to be two CMF Finales in one night but that’s exactly what went down yesterday as both UGA and Bama came out in droves and packed their red carpet screenings. With a combined attendance of well more than 1000, the night also featured a performance by Improv Athens at the UGA Finale, some incredible prizes and a little friendly Twitter banter between the two SEC rivals. Click the pics for links to the photo albums.image

Jan 29

Math: The Musical

The first CMF Best Picture winner of 2013 has arrived! Written and directed by first-time CMF participant Lucas Parker, MATH: THE MUSICAL premiered last Thursday at the sold-out CMF Finale at the Georgia Institute of Technology (see photos from the event). As Best Picture winner, the team received a 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud, a customized director’s chair and their movie will screen at CMF Hollywood this June. MATH: THE MUSICAL is the story of a boy who loses his faith in mathematics but finds help from a really unlikely hero.

Jan 26

Satellite Tour

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Another year, another National Championship, and most importantly another successful Launch at the University of Alabama by our Satellite tour! The three-person team features two former CMF interns-turned fulltime staffers Ben and Josh and are joined by steady vet J.R., who’s now making her third trip to Alabama for CMF. After Tuscaloosa the Satellite tour will be found heading north to the Carolinas and eventually wrapping things up in Philadelphia and Jersey.

Jan 22

FloBo Tour

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After a grueling 8-hour drive from CMF HQ in Decatur, GA to Orlando, the FLOBO team has finally arrived in Florida! With Nate, Nishant and Caitlin returning from a record-breaking tour in NorCal and adding Super-Intern Jaime to their team, the FLOBO Tour is ready to take Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville by storm! In between events at UCF, UNF, USF and UT the FLOBO Tour has already been spotted Wizarding it up at Harry Potter World and watching Nikola Vucevic do his best Dwight Howard impersonation for the Orlando Magic.

Jan 10

And We’re Off!

The CMF spring semester has officially begun! The Georgia Institute of Technology had an incredible, packed launch on Wednesday with a great mix of both first-time and veteran filmmakers picking up Panasonic HD Cameras and MacBook Pros (now with Adobe Creative Suite!). Their mission: Create a great five-minute movie in just one week’s time and compete to win these coveted directors chairs:

These bad boys go to the Best Picture, Best Drama and Best Comedy winners at all of our spring schools, and they’re just a few of the very cool prizes that will be awarded at our red carpet finales this semester. Good luck Ramblin’ Wreck! We can’t wait to see your movies on Tuesday!

Jan 08

Roll Tide!

A hearty congratulations from the CMF Team to the Alabama Crimson Tide, who defeated Notre Dame 42-14 in the BCS National Championship. CMF at the University of Alabama has grown steadily since its beginnings in 2007, in large part due to the contributions of filmmakers such as Xavier Burgin, Alex Beatty, Hamilton Henson, Andrew Carey, Thomas Coiner and many many others. But our favorite CMF/Alabama themed movie has to be this classic from all the way back in 2012. Roll Tide!

Jan 04

Love Digital: Fall 2012 Retrospective

Our final movie lookback hails from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and is an incredible video game tribute called LOVE DIGITAL by Jesse Ashe. Jesse previously made Black Smoke 236, a campus finalist at UNCG in 2011. The song used in the movie is You Move Me by Don Winsley—more info on the artist can be found on his Facebook Page.