CMF News

Jan 02

Noircolepsy: Fall 2012 Retrospective

Our next film hails from NorCal’s San Francisco State University, which saw a record turnout of nearly 100 amazing short films in 2012. NOIRCOLEPSY is a hilarious and fresh perspective on the film noir genre by Matthew Caulfield. The film follows Joe, a man living with a mysterious condition that’s negatively affecting his life—most importantly, his love life. 

This is Matthew’s first Campus MovieFest film and we can’t wait to see what he has in store for us in the years to come.

Dec 27

Fall 2012 Retrospective: Under the Bed

With colleges on break and our next CMF moviemaking week still nearly two weeks away, now’s the perfect time to catch up on some of our favorite movies from the Fall semester that may have flown under the radar. First up from our AZ/SoCal Tour: UNDER THE BED, a creepy horror/thriller from the University of Arizona by Genesis Film and directed by Brad Wong. Genesis Film has brought us some CMF classics the past few years, including the 2011 UA Best Drama winner Dr. Shelley and the 2012 UA Best Picture winner Friend Zone.

Dec 20

Happy Holidays!

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Dec 18

Norton Crime Drama Voting

CMF partnered with Norton and Anthony E. Zuiker, the mastermind behind the CSI franchise and the digital crime thriller CYBERGEDDON, to provide an opportunity for young filmmakers across the US to create their own five-minute Crime Drama short films in just one week for a chance to win $10,000 cash and a trip to meet Mr. Zuiker. Now we need your help to pick the winner!

Head on over to to watch all of the contending films and vote for your favorite. Voting is open until midnight EST on December 21. Vote once a day because one lucky voter will be selected to win a brand new Panasonic Lumix TS3 12.1 megapixel camera plus a copy of Norton 360 Multi-Device to keep all your new photos and valuable information safe.


Dec 13

Baxter the Promo Dog

Finals are barely wrapping up at most schools but the CMF crews have already been popping up on campuses across the country to start promotions for the spring semester! We’ve got the usual swag—sunglasses, bottle openers, those ironic slap bracelets that everyone loves—but one special guest has been tagging along to Georgia Tech promo events and breaking hearts:


This little guy is named Baxter and he’ll be making guest appearances at several Atlanta area schools this spring so STAY TUNED! If you sign up to make a movie we might even let you keep him :)

Dec 10

Fall Tour Highlights

Home at last! The box trucks are parked, the CMF staffers are catching flights home for the holidays and Campus MovieFest has finally wrapped up a pretty incredible Fall semester. A few highlights: CMF launched very successful first-year events at Cañada College and Virginia Tech, we saw record-breaking participation at Arizona State, San Francisco State and UNC-Greensboro, and there were sold-out red carpet finales everywhere in between.

But nothing sums up the successful Fall semester quite as well as this—enjoy!

Sep 25

Meet the Norcal CMF Team - Nathan, Nishant, Caitlin, Caroline!!!

(NC)2 - Nathan, Nishant, Caitlin, Caroline. Toss in Nor Cal and you have a trifecta. Team NorCal has made it to to the Bay Area! These hand-picked staff members were united from all parts of the country to bring you an extraordinary CMF experience.

The team started their expedition in Atlanta and drove coast-to-coast with a truck, a CMF minivan, and an incredible amount of Red Bull and Fruit by the Foot. When they’re not hosting events, uploading films, or promoting finales, Team NorCal can be found playing an aggressive game of JENGA at the Little Shamrock.

See the Norcal Team Page

Sep 17

University of North Carolina - Greensboro CMF Results are in!!!

With our fearless leader - Matt Garcia (AKA GARC) we’re taking UNCG by storm! 


See pics from launch! 

San Jose State Has Record CMF Launch!

Wow, what an incredible event CMF is at SJSU.  We are excited that we had another record year with several hundred students making their movies.  We can’t wait to see the results.  Check out pictures from SJSU Launch!

Film A Movie In A Week - The 2012-2013 Tour Has Officially Begun!

With an an awesome launch at UC Berkeley last week, we’re rolling through California, Arizona, and more as we kick off our Fall tour!  Check out the calendar of events