Do you have a passion for film, but never knew where to get started?
Sundance and Cannes are perhaps the two most internationally recognized film festivals for those seeking careers in the independent film industry. Lucky for us, Campus Movie Fest mirrored this idea and created a film festival for college students to kick start their career!
Originally created by four students at EmoryUniversity in 2001, CMF is now the world’s largest student film and music festival and is the only event of its kind. CMF provides Apple laptops, Panasonic HD camcorders, and training all for free to students around the globe. Students at SDSU have one week to create their own short movies and CMF will host red carpet finales to showcase its top movies. The best of the best move on to compete against hundreds of other top shorts at Campus MovieFest in Hollywood.
All the movies are five minutes or less, and use music created by the students themselves or contributed by thousands of independent artists. Awards are presented for Best Picture, Best Comedy, Best Drama, the Elfenworks Social Justice Award, CMF 3D, and many special CMF Golden Tripod Awards. Over the past ten years, students have earned over $2 million in prizing and cash. Thousands of past movies are available for viewing online at campusmoviefest.com, as well as in-flight on Virgin America, on mobile phones, and at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival.
Past winners and finalists can be found on SDSU’s Campus Film Festival website, so browse and enjoy!