Submissions for 2017 are Open!

Submissions for 2017 are Open!
Posted by on Feb 1, 2017

We are now accepting student screenplay submissions for Pens to Lens 2017! You can get educational resources and submission guidelines here, and when you’re ready to submit, you can find the screenplay submission form here.  Remember — screenplay submissions close February 28th!

We are also 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.

Get ready for Pens to Lens 2017!

Get ready for Pens to Lens 2017!
Posted by on Jan 2, 2017

It’s finally 2017, and that means that this year’s Pens to Lens Student Screenwriting Competition is right around the corner! Starting February 1st – and throughout the entire month of February – we’ll begin accepting short screenplay submissions from K-12 students throughout East Central Illinois.

Be sure to check out our Resources page for loads of resources on screenwriting for students, parents, and teachers. You can also see all of the past films by going to the “Films” tab in the upper right corner of this page.

We’ll have more announcements about the screenwriting competition in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

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