RED at CMF Schools

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The team at RED Digital Cinema has been making the rounds at select Campus MovieFest schools to show off their latest gear to the next generation of filmmakers like you! Stay tuned right here for updates on future CMF schools that RED plans to visit, and check out what else RED has going on at http://www.red.com/.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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:

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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 :)

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!