Have a budding screenwriter in the house? Champaign-Urbana area students can submit a screenplay to the Champaign-Urbana Film Society’s (CUFS) annual Pens to Lens Student Screenwriting Competition starting on Feb.1, 2018.
Students have until February 28, 2018 to submit their short scripts for the Screenwriting Competition, and those participating in the Student Film Festival Filmmaking Competition have a submission deadline of June 30, 2018. Films will screen at a red carpet gala in Champaign-Urbana this summer, with over 1,000 attendees in years past!
Pens To Lens, a project of the Champaign Urbana Film Society, aims to educate local youth about filmmaking. Pens To Lens is a gateway to learning modern technology, classic artistic concepts, communication through writing and dialogue, and collaboration with peers and mentors. Pens To Lens provides opportunities, tools, and learning resources to the education communities of East Central Illinois and gives a voice to students of all backgrounds. Pens to Lens is a fun way for students to learn and express themselves through the medium of film.
For 2018 Submission Guidelines, educational materials, previous years’ films, and more, check out PensToLens.com. For additional information, or if you are a local filmmaker, designer, or actor interested in helping, please contact info@PenstoLens.com.