Campus MovieFest at BSU
Campus MovieFest (CMF) is the world's largest student short film festival. CMF is the only event of its kind to provide Macbooks, HD camcorders, and training all for free to students around the globe. Students at participating colleges and universities have one week to create their own five-minute film, with each school hosting red carpet finales to showcase its best. The best of the best move on to compete against hundreds of other top shorts at Campus MovieFest's International Film and TV Summit, "Terminus", in Atlanta, GA each June.
This year, BSU celebrated its 11th Anniversary with Campus MovieFest (CMF), highlighted by the Top 16 films from last year's film competition, highlighted by the top four films that represented BSU at Campus MovieFest's International Film and TV Summit "Terminus", in Atlanta, GA this June 14 - 18:
- "Accent" - Directed by John Eccles, '18
- "A Portrait of Self Loathing" - Directed by Ben Flood, '18
- "Harmony" - Directed by Nathan Killian, '18
- "Scalp Treatment" - Directed by Emily Herschlag, '18
We are also thrilled to share that the award winning BSU film "Alone" (Drama), directed by Shannon Molinari, '18, from the 2017 CMF at BSU festival was featured at the Short Film Corner at the 2018 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France.
Last year, both “Filmed Under the Censor's Kiss" (Comedy), directed by Mark Matheson, ‘16 and "Spectral Analysis" (Documentary), directed by Thomas McCoy, '17 were featured at the Short Film Corner at the 2017 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France last May!
What did our students learned and experienced at Terminus last year? Watch the video below!
Check out all of the top Bridgewater State films from this past year's 2017 festival, as well as from the 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 festivals on Campus MovieFest's website! If you think you have what it takes to be Bridgewater's next big student filmmaker, the 2018 Campus MovieFest at BSU takes place next April! The FOUR best films overall at BSU's CMF Finale will move on to at Campus MovieFest's International Film, TV, and Gaming Summit, "Terminus", in Atlanta, GA in June.
More details may be found at Campus MovieFest's website.
This CMF program is currently sponsored by the Student Support Fee and will be managed by the student Film and Video Society beginning in the fall of 2018. CMF was started in 2008 when Dr. Ed Cabellon, former Director of the Rondileau Campus Center and Director of Administration for Student Affairs and Enollment Management partnered with the Communication Studies Department and the Student Support Fee to create one of BSU's most engaging co-curricular student engagement opportunity. Since then, thousands of students have made five-minute short films each spring earning BSU national and international recognition as one of the top schools within Campus MovieFest, with students representing BSU at events in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, and the renouned CANNES Film Festival in France.
Collaborators of this program over the past 10+ year include the Campus Center Staff, Student Support Fee, Student Affairs and Enrollment Managemet, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, Program Committee, Student Government Association, and the Office of Undergraduate Research.
Here is what our students learned through CMF:
- Northeast Regional Best Picture Award & National Best Comedy Award: "Scrabble: The Motion Picture", 2009. Directed by Alex Perry, '10
- Best Cinematography Award & AT&T Rethink Possible Semi-Finalist: "Unattainable: A Ninja Story", 2011. Directed by Kevin Eam, '12.
- AT&T Rethink Possible Semi-Finalist: "Sacrifice and Bliss", 2011. Directed by Jim Sass, '11.
- National AT&T Wild Card Award Winner: "Intercession", 2011. Directed by Melissa Ellard, '11.
- National Wild Card Finalist: "C is For Cheater", 2012. Directed by Dan Faulkner, '13.
- Elfenworks Social Justice Category National Finalist: "Every Bottle Counts", 2012. Directed by Diana Ramos, '12.
- National Top 25 Film Award, National Best Cinematography Finalist, National Best Director Finalist, National Best Actor Nominee, National Best Story Nominee: "Heretic", 2012. Directed by Robert Morton, '12.
- National Golden Tripod Award Nominee for Best Actress: "i4i", 2013. Directed by Melissa Ellard, '14.
- National Golden Tripod Award Nominee for Best Actor: "Wishbone", 2013. Directed by Mac Capen, '14.
- National Golden Tripod Award Nominee for Best Editing: "Zufriedenheit", 2013. Directed by Kelsey Bryant, '14.
- National Golden Tripod Award Winner for Best Director AND Best Actress (Caity Parker, '10): "Stetson Street", 2014. Directed by Connor Williams, '14.
- National Golden Tripod Award Nominee for Best Comedy, "Filmed Under the Censor's Kiss." Directed by Mark Matheson, '16.
Documentary of what our students learned at the 2017 "TERMINUS" Film, Game, and TV Festival last June!
Documentary of what our students learned at the Inaugural "TERMINUS" Film, Game, and TV Festival in June of 2016.
Documentary of what our students learned at CMF Hollywood in July of 2015.
Documentary of what our students learned at CMF Hollywood in 2014!
Documentary of what our students learned at CMF Hollywood in 2013!
Documentary of what our students learned at CMF Hollywood in 2012!