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Campus Movie Fest Launches Second-Leg of 19th Annual Tour
ATLANTA (Jan. 28, 2020) – Campus Movie Fest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, is continuing its 19th annual tour to 50 universities across the U.S. CMF provides professional video equipment and training to students to make five-minute films in one week, at no cost to them. At the end of the week, judges rate the submissions, and the top 16 movies are screened at a red carpet premiere on campus.
The 2019 – 2020 CMF Spring Tour launched with East Carolina University and University of Central Florida on Jan. 22. The Spring Tour will visit more than 25 universities and colleges, including Georgia State University, University of South Carolina, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, Fordham University and University of California, Los Angeles.
“Campus Movie Fest is an opportunity to give students the technology and training to tell their stories,” said David Roemer, CEO, Ideas United and co-founder, Campus Movie Fest and Ideas United. “In addition to working with first-time filmmakers, CMF has been at the forefront of discovering the next generation of creators and providing them with the platform to share their voices.”
Once submitted, students’ films are judged in several categories, including best picture, actor, actress, comedy, drama, and more. Special partner categories include The Walt Disney Company’s Women in Film, Elfenworks Foundation’s Hope in Social Justice and Ideas United’s Pitch This. On each campus, four films will be selected as Jury Award winners and will screen during the CMF Terminus Conference + Film Festival, June 25-27, 2020. All Spring semester Jury Award Winners are eligible to receive an invitation to screen and attend the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
CMF is created and produced by Ideas United and is sponsored by Panasonic, The Elfenworks Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, and Disney+. To view the full tour schedule, please visit www.campusmoviefest.com.
About Campus Movie Fest
Campus Movie Fest, the world’s largest student film festival, is the premier platform for the next generation of filmmakers. Founded in 2001, CMF began when four students at Emory University decided to give their friends and classmates all the equipment they needed to make a short film in a week. Today, more than one million students at colleges and universities worldwide have received all the necessary technology and training to tell their stories for free, thanks to corporate partners and schools. Campus winners move on to compete at CMF Terminus, a four-day film conference and awards ceremony, earn professional and educational opportunities, see their work at the Cannes Film Festival, and much more. Find out more at www.campusmoviefest.com.