Fairleigh Dickinson University filmmakers honored at Campus MovieFest Hollywood

Films created by Fairleigh Dickinson University students will premiere at Campus MovieFest Hollywood from June 21-23, 2012 at Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival.

 

CMF visited FDU earlier in the year providing equipment, training and technical support to all participating students, faculty and staff to create their own five-minute movie in just one week, all for free.

 

A panel of campus judges decided the top FDU movies, which will screen along with over 200 other winning films from schools across the globe at CMF Hollywood. An industry panel of judges will determine the winning films from the 2011-2012 Campus MovieFest World Tour.

 

The following films will represent Fairleigh Dickinson University at CMF Hollywood:

 

“A Tuff Warrior” created by Rashidah Sherman’s Crew;

 

“The Black Dragon” created by Rohan Maheshwari’s Crew;

 

“Drawn To You” created by Deli Aisle

 

“We’re thrilled by this year’s competing films, and Fairleigh Dickinson University should be proud of their students’ work. We can’t wait for everyone to experience the amazing weekend of events we have planned for them,” said David Roemer, co-founder of CMF.

 

The CMF Hollywood weekend of celebrations are designed to honor the creations of the more than 75,000 student filmmakers who participated this year. Events include educational workshops and panels led by industry professionals, sneak peak screenings of Hollywood movies, special events, networking opportunities, and our red carpet Awards Ceremony, featuring industry luminary presenters.

 

Students, friends, family members, and general public are invited to attend events and represent Fairleigh Dickinson University at this weekend of events.

 

Last year’s CMF events welcomed guest presenters and workshop hosts including: Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), John Cho (Star Trek), James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek), Wes Bentley (The Hunger Games), Rob Corrdry (Children’s Hospital), Alice Eve (The Raven) and McG (This Means War.

 

This year’s industry line-up will be announced in June.

 

CMF started 11 years ago when four students at Emory University provided fellow students with everything they needed to make movies in one week. Since then, more than 500,000 students have told their stories on the big screen. Past winners have seen their films on the big screens at CMF events nationwide, at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, and on millions of smaller screens – including in-flight on Virgin America and online.

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