Submissions for 2017 are Open!

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

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Posted by on Aug 14, 2015
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Local students’ screenplay to hit big screen!

Content Guide 2015

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015
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The Pens to Lens program covers a wide range of ages, and some content that’s fine for the older viewers may be inappropriate for the younger viewers.  The following scripts were written by older students and contain brief moments of intensity, violence, or language that some parents may not be comfortable showing to their young children.

  • Nightmare on Walnut Street: Contains a mildly intense sequence with a ghost which may be disturbing to some kids.
  • Sun Black and the Cannibal Dwarf: As the title suggests, the dwarf is seen eating cartoonish props which appear to be human (or dwarf) remains.
  • Heaven Forbid: Scene implying suicide.
  • Artificial Intelligence: The titular robot traps and gasses a group of people (no on-screen deaths).
  • Influence and Pressure: A sympathetic robot cuts some wires and kills himself.