Student filmmaking at Metro: Campus MovieFest celebrates 10th anniversary at FDU

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By Emily Potzruski

April 6, 2017 — For the 10th year in a row, Campus MovieFest (CMF) is coming to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus. CMF is a free weeklong competition that is taking place, starting April 11, where students are tasked with creating the best possible five-minute film. CMF provides training, support and all of the equipment necessary to make and edit a film.

The two categories for this year are Seeker Stories and Effenworks Social Justice. The Seeker Stories category challenges students to share nonfiction works that touch on the realms of science and exploration with a grand prize of $10,000. The Elfenworks Social Justice category also has a grand prize of $10,000 and allows students to make a film that inspires hope or provokes change on any topic they choose.

The top four films at FDU will be announced at the red-carpet finale on April 25 at 9:00 p.m. in Wilson Auditorium in Dickinson Hall. These four winners will receive a one-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and will move on to compete nationally at the CMF Grand Finale at the TERMINUS conference in Atlanta, Georgia where they will participate in hands-on workshops, exclusive film screenings, and will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders and celebrities.

Below are the top four films from last year’s FDU Campus MovieFest competition:

There is an information session on April 10 at 9 p.m. in the Rutherford Room in the Student Union Building.