GSU students will have one week to make a short film and compete for a chance to go to Hollywood!
Campus MovieFest (CMF) is the world’s largest student film festival, and Georgia State Students are seizing the opportunity to show their work. On Feb. 6, hundreds of students signed up and were provided with free Panasonic HD camcorders, Apple Computer laptops equipped with iMovie and Final Cut Pro, and training to make five-minute short films.
Wesley Arnold, a GSU student filmmaker who signed up this year, said, “Anyone can get involved and make a film. There are a few Facebook pages where students can connect and build a cast and crew to make a film with.”
CMF began in 2000 at Emory University and has grown to include colleges and universities from all over the United States, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Each school hosts a red carpet finale to showcase its top movies and present awards for Best Picture, Best Comedy, Best Drama, the Elfenworks Social Justice Award, CMF 3D and many special CMF Golden Tripod Awards. The best of the best move on to compete against hundreds of other top shorts at Campus MovieFest in Hollywood.
Georgia State’s red carpet finale will be held on Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rialto Center for the Arts.
Over the past 10 years, students have earned more than $2 million in prizes and cash through Campus MovieFest. Thousands of movies are available for viewing online at campusmoviefest.com
Check out some past films by GSU students on the Campus MovieFest YouTube channel: