Get Ready!


Pens To Lens 2015 starts on February 1st, 2015!

Students and parents across East Central Illinois, we encourage you to start warming up your writing muscles by reviewing our resources here. Teachers, take a look at our curriculum materials here, and remember Pens To Lens satisfies Common Core literacy requirements for your class.

We can’t wait to see what you write this year!

From your head to the big screen

The Champaign Urbana Film Society invites K-12 students in East Central Illinois to submit original screenplays to the Pens To Lens Screenwriting Competition. Student screenplays will be made into actual short films and movie posters by the local art community. On screening gala night, the whole community is invited to see these finished films and celebrate student writing with awards and other surprises!


Have any questions?

We’re here to help!

Please contact the CU Film Society with any questions or concerns by sending an email to