Pens to Lens 2017 Gala

Pens to Lens 2017 Gala
Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

The Pens to Lens 2017 Gala will be held on Saturday, August 12th, once again at the beautiful Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign!  Be sure to mark your calendars, and keep an eye out for the full lineup announcement in July.

In the meantime, remember we are still accepting student-made film submissions to the Pens to Lens Student Filmmaking Competition; the deadline is June 30th.  For more information on the Student Filmmaking Competition, visit the link below!

Student Film Competition Information

Script Submissions for 2017 are Closed!

Script Submissions for 2017 are Closed!
Posted by on Mar 1, 2017

Thank you to everyone who submitted!  Over the next several weeks filmmakers will be pouring over the scripts looking for potential selections, before moving into production this spring and summer.  If your script is selected, you may be contacted by the filmmaker directly, or it may be an exciting surprise when all selected writers are notified and the full lineup is announced in July!

We are still accepting submissions to the Student Film Competition, however!  If you have a student-produced short up to 10 minutes long, produced in the past year, you have until June 30th to send it in.

Student Film Competition Information

The CU Film Society is officially a non-profit!

The CU Film Society is officially a non-profit!
Posted by on Dec 4, 2016

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