Pens to Lens On Hiatus

Pens to Lens On Hiatus
Posted by on Jun 9, 2023

The Pens to Lens Student Filmmaking Competition is currently on hiatus. We extend our deepest appreciation for all of the students, parents, teachers, and filmmakers who brought this program to life.

In the meantime, feel free to enjoy revisiting films and posters from previous years:

Pens to Lens 2013
Pens to Lens 2014
Pens to Lens 2015
Pens to Lens 2016
Pens to Lens 2017
Pens to Lens 2018
Digital Gala 2020
Digital Gala 2021

Submissions are Open!

Submissions are Open!
Posted by on Aug 13, 2018

We are now accepting student screenplay submissions for Pens to Lens 2019! 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, 2019!

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, 2019!

Pens to Lens 2018 Gala

Pens to Lens 2018 Gala
Posted by on Jul 17, 2018

The Pens to Lens 2018 Gala will be held on Saturday, August 11th, once again at the beautiful Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign!

For the full lineup, check out the Event on Facebook.

Tickets to the Gala can be purchased here.