Campus Movie Fest Launches Online Film Festival

Campus Movie Fest Launches Online Film Festival

ATLANTA (April 8, 2020) – Campus Movie Fest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, is now online in response to COVID-19.  A first for the film festival, CMF Online continues the second-leg of CMF’s 19th annual tour for students whose college campuses were affected and are now eligible to participate in CMF Online, from April 8 – 23, 2020.

CMF Online will include students from 14 universities and colleges, including Bridgewater State University, Claflin University, Coppin State University, Dillard University, Emerson College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florida International University, Fordham University, North Carolina Central University, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, San Diego State University, The College of New Jersey and Xavier University.

“We’re excited to bring CMF Online after 19 years and extend this opportunity to students while we are all practicing social distancing,” said Brandon Chong, Vice President of Education and Events, Ideas United.

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. These winners will be announced during the online premiere on April 23 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Twenty films will be selected as Jury Award winners and will move on to compete at CMF Terminus Conference + Film Festival later this year. 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+.


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