BIG SCREEN XVII
Call for Entries Deadline April 1, 2013
Entry Form available here.
Save the date BIG SCREEN XVII April 25, 2013
Seventeen years and still going strong, the Big Screen is the longest running student film festival at Columbia College.
All Film & Video students are encouraged to submit their work to this annual juried festival that offers awards and cash prizes.
Submissions will be accepted until Monday, April 1, 2013.
The entry form is available here or in the Film & Video office, 1104 S. Wabash, Suite 301.
Questions? Call 312.369.6709 or e-mail Eileen Long.
The Big Screen will take place on April 25, 2013 in Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor.
Created in 1997 by Film & Video staffer Eileen Long, the festival serves as an opportunity to showcase the talents of students in a juried setting, but to also give student filmmakers a chance to get together with faculty, family and friends in an end-of-year celebration of their work.
“What started as an opportunity to get our students together to form a community of filmmakers, has grown into something we could never have imagined,” states Long. “I am constantly in awe of their talents, and I’m so pleased that the department supports this annual event. It’s a great time for everyone involved.”
The Big Screen has become a calling card for the department, promoting both students and the program alike. Winning Big Screen films have gone on to screenings in Los Angeles for alumni in the industry, as well as the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
Cash prizes in the Best of the Fest and the Audience Award categories.
The following student films and filmmakers received awards at Big Screen XVI on Thursday, April 26, 2011:
Cash prizes were awarded in four categories...
Excellence in Editing: $500 to Graham Chapman, Ghostly Meditations
Excellence in Cinematography: $500 to Brent Yontz, Nanuq
Audience Award: $1,500 to Angel Williams, The Christmas Tree
Best of the Fest: $2,000 to Angel Williams, The Christmas Tree
Play Date by Ray Avid Lebon
Sky Strife by Jamie Marcelle
The Search and the Gift by John Tait
Ghostly Meditations by Darren Wallace
Dipsomania by Brian Wiebe
The Christmas Tree by Angel Williams
Nanuq by Brent Yontz