Get ready for Pens to Lens 2018!

Get ready for Pens to Lens 2018!
Posted by on Jan 4, 2018

It’s finally 2018, 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!

Announcing the 2017 Pens to Lens Gala Lineup!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2017

Free Writing Workshop February 11th

Free Writing Workshop February 11th
Posted by on Feb 7, 2017

Join local filmmakers from the CU Film Society and Pens to Lens in this free, hour-long screenwriting workshop where you’ll learn the basics of storytelling and how to turn your story into a bonafide screenplay. Also, for those who haven’t begun their own script, we’ll help brainstorm story ideas and spend some time working in small groups to workshop individual scripts.

The workshop is geared toward K-8 students, but all students K-12 are welcome! The event is free and open to the public, and will take place in Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B at the Champaign Public Library 11AM-12PM on Saturday, February 11th.