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.



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.