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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 April, BSU celebrated its 10th Anniversary with Campus MovieFest (CMF), highlighted by the Top 12 films from this year's film competition, highlighted by the top four films selected to represent BSU at Campus MovieFest's International Film and TV Summit "Terminus", in Atlanta, GA this June!

Congratulations to our top four films from the 2017 Campus MovieFest at Bridgewater State University that will represent BSU at TERMINUS in June!

  • Alone - Directed by Shannon Molinari, '17 (Drama)
  • Pass Me Not - Directed by Dereck Boyd, '18 (Social Justice Documentary)
  • The Things That Separate Us - Directed by Ludjero Vasconcelos, '18 (Social Justice Documentary)
  • Tough Love - Directed by Nathan Killian, '17 (Comedy)

We are also thrilled to share that both “Filmed Under the Censor's Kiss" (Comedy), directed by Mark Matheson, ‘16 and "Spectral Analysis" (Documentary), directed by Thomas McCoy, '17 will be featured at the Short Film Corner at the 2017 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL in France this May!

Check out all the films and photos from the 2017 Campus MovieFest at BSU festival!

What did our students learn and experience 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 2008200920102011201220132014, 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 or by emailing Ed Cabellon, Assistant to the Vice President in Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

This CMF program is currently sponsored by the Student Affairs Office and the Student Support Fee and has been sponsored in previous years by Campus Center Staff and generous contributions from the Student Support Fee, Student Affairs, 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:


Bridgewater State has earned numerous national awards and recognitions during its involvement and participation in CMF, including:
  • 2009
  • 2010
    • Northeast Regional Best Drama Award & National Top 16 Film Award, "That Good Night", 2010. Directed by Jim Sass, '11.
    • National Best Comedy Award & Virgin America In-Flight Film Selection Recognition: "Grow Grass Grow", 2010. Directed by Alex Perry, '10.
  • 2011
    • 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.
  • 2012
    • 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.
  • 2013
    • 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.
  • 2014
    • National Golden Tripod Award Winner for Best Director AND Best Actress (Caity Parker, '10): "Stetson Street", 2014. Directed by Connor Williams, '14.
  • 2016
  • 2017
    • Short Film Corner Selection, "Filmed Under the Censor's Kiss​." Directed by Mark Matheson, '16, at the 2017 Festival de Cannes, France.
    • Short Film Corner Selection, "Spectral Analysis" Directed by Thomas McCoy, '17, at the 2017 Festival de Cannes, France.

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!