Lights, Camera, Action: Campus Movie Fest Starts Up

By Madison Martinez

Staff Writer

It’s time again for some filmmaking. The Campus Movie Fest is making its way to FDU and students are encouraged to let their inner director shine with this opportunity. The challenge is an immense one, students who enter the competition have one week to create their best five-minute video.

Such a challenge requires the best equipment, but students don’t need to worry. Thanks to CMF partners, students will have access to a laptop loaded with Adobe Creative Cloud, a Panasonic LUMIX HD camera and crystal clear Sennheiser sound gear. The program also provides training and support. The only limit for the students’ film is their own imagination.

Once the submissions are in, the judges will rate the competition and the top 16 movies from FDU will be shown at a premiere on April 29. Prizes will be given to the top four FDU movies including a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and will have the chance to have their films compete on the national level of CMF in Atlanta. The national winner takes home $10,000.

There will also be rewards at the Premiere for specific categories like editing, directing, performance, and even the Elfen Works Social Justice reward, with a film about injustice and calls for change.

The event launches on April 17th and any FDU students who are interested in creating their visions are welcome to join by signing up online and learning more at