Students get the opportunity to learn from top filmmakers & industry leaders at CMF Terminus Conference + Film Festival

Students get the opportunity to learn from top filmmakers & industry leaders at CMF Terminus Conference + Film Festival

June 6, 2019

Student filmmakers and recent graduates will celebrate their achievements and experience an incredible opportunity to work with some of the film industry’s top talent at CMF Terminus: Conference and Film Festival in Atlanta June 27-30. Students will enjoy creative learning experiences thanks to Prime Video, Adobe, Panasonic, The Walt Disney Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, and The Elfenworks Foundation.

Students participate in a Q&A session following the screening of their film at a previous CMF Terminus Conference + Film Festival.

Ideas United organizes the annual event, which is now in its 18th year. “Workshops, screenings, networking events, parties and a red-carpet awards ceremony make CMF Terminus an incredible educational experience for students. They will learn from top creative professionals in the filmmaking and entertainment industry,” said David Roemer, Ideas United Co-Founder and CEO. “CMF Terminus discovers and cultivates the best emerging storytellers from around the world and we are thrilled to make that happen.”

CMF Terminus is the culminating event for Campus Movie Fest, the world’s largest student film festival, a year-long tour that provides college students with free tools and resources to produce short films. “CMF Terminus offers students a remarkable platform to showcase their work, network with their peers and industry leaders, and be recognized for their talent,” said Dan Costa, Ideas United Co-Founder and President. “These students are the next generation of filmmakers; They are exceptionally talented. We have had the honor to work with hundreds of them to produce branded and original content across the country, and so many have gone on to have tremendously successful careers.”

The three-day event includes workshops and panels covering every step of the filmmaking process. “Students will enjoy over 75 hours of programming that enables them to take the next step in their journey” said Costa. Workshop and panel topics include script writing, on-set production, casting, finance and distribution, and animation.

Golden Tripod Awards Ceremony attendees from a previous CMF Terminus Conference + Film Festival.

The event wraps up with the Golden Tripod Awards ceremony at the historic Plaza Theatre where participants will celebrate the best in student filmmaking.

Past presenters have included Emma Stone, Kathy Bates, Keegan-Michael Key, Elizabeth Banks, Robert De Niro, and the screenwriters of Avengers: End Game; Chris Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Students previously recognized at CMF Terminus continue to make significant contributions to the film industry. Campus Movie Fest alumni include Eliza McNitt, who directed Spheres, produced by Darren Aronofsky and narrated by Jessica Chastain. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, creators of the Sundance Award winning film Swiss Army Man, are also CMF alumni.

CMF Terminus is open to the public. You can buy tickets to individual events or purchase an all access badge. Badges are $99 for students and $129 for non-students. Purchase them online at

Event Details
: June 27-June 30, 2019 Location: The Hilton Hotel in Downtown Atlanta

The Golden Tripod Awards Ceremony
Sunday, June 30 | The Plaza Theatre | 1049 Ponce De Leon Ave. NE | Atlanta, GA
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