Our bags are packed, our tickets are booked and the festival gear is en route, which can only mean one thing: Only two more days until Campus MovieFest Hollywood! We’ve got a ton going on this week, from advanced screenings of Despicable Me 2 and Rush, to workshops with RED Studios and the incredible awards ceremony at the Zanuck Theater, plus SO MUCH MORE. Check out the festival schedule here and take a look at the 2012 awesomeness:
Campus MovieFest is expanding! There are two new schools on the horizon for CMF, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Hofstra University, both launching next week. Welcome to the CMF family! We can’t wait to see your films!
DID YOU KNOW: Hofstra boasts numerous famous alumni, including Christopher Walken, James Caan, CMF Luminary Philip Rosenthal (creator of Everybody Loves Raymond), and FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA? This could be you, Hofstra students:
UMBC has its own list of famous alumni, but the list really begins and ends with actress Kathleen Turner, probably best known as the voice of the one and only JESSICA RABBIT.
Your move, Hofstra.
Campus Moviefest is en route to the home of clam chowder and the Red Sox: BOSTON! CMF is proud to return to Beantown for our ninth year, with stops at Northeastern, Fitchburg State, Salem State and Bridgewater State!
But first, what’s a road trip without a couple of roadside attractions? Here’s CMF Promo Manager Nishant getting his money’s worth on a great pecan sale.
After wrapping up in Atlanta with the fantastic Emory and GSU Finales last week, Campus MovieFest now travels north, to the wintry and exciting New York City. CMF will be at four New York-area schools in this semester, starting with Hunter College in Manhattan and St. John’s University in Queens and wrapping up in April with Fairleigh Dickinson in Jersey and Fordham in the Bronx.
For a look back at CMF in New York in 2012, check out VIOLET by Eliza McNitt at NYU, the Best Drama winner at CMF Hollywood.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.