Pens to Lens 2018 Gala

The Pens to Lens 2018 Gala will be held on Saturday, August 11th, once again at the beautiful Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign! More information – including ticket information and the full list of this year’s films – is coming soon!

Thank You For Your Scripts!

Submissions for the 2018 Pens to Lens Student Screenwriting Competition are now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted, and keep an eye out for the screening lineup announcement this summer, as well as tickets for the Gala on August 11th!

We are still accepting student-produced short films for the Student Filmmaking Competition!  You can get details on that here, and when you’re ready to submit your film you can do so here.  We will be accepting student film entries through June 30th!

If you are interested in getting involved with the production of this year’s films and posters, check out this page and see what might apply to you, and if you’re interested in being considered for an onscreen role in one of the films, you can set up an actor profile on Champaign Casting Call.

The CU Film Society is officially a non-profit!

We are thrilled to announce that the CU Film Society is now officially a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization! We hope you will consider supporting Pens to Lens with a financial gift. You can give directly through Paypal or send a check (made out to Champaign-Urbana Film Society) to the address below. Thank you for your support!

Champaign-Urbana Film Society
309 S Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820