September 3, 2008

Campus MovieFest Returns To Sonoma State

It is "Take Three" for Campus Movie Fest

Associated Students is proud to present the third annual SSU Campus MovieFest. CMF is an Associated Students Productions sponsored event to take place the week of Sept. 17 with a finale showing on the night of Friday, Sept. 26 in the Spreckles Theater in Rohnert Park where the 16 finalists will be shown to a historically packed house. The competition and equipment are free to all students to make their movie dreams a reality.

This popular event turns SSU students into film-makers for one week, giving them the tools and the know how to produce 5 minute long movie master-pieces. Students are provided with a digital camcorder, tripod, backpack, and an Apple laptop loaded with iMovie, FinalCut Pro, and thousands of songs.

In addition, Campus MovieFest staff will be on hand all week in the Student Union to answer questions about film editing and guide students to their spot in the top 16 movies that will be shown on Campus Movie Night.

Campus MovieFest (CMF) began at Emory University in Georgia in 2000 as a program put on by residential life staff and has quickly grown in the last six years with the film fest taking place every year across the country and even in the United Kingdom.

This year, the top films from Sonoma State will compete against those from Stanford University, San Jose State, Santa Clara University, University of San Francisco and UC Berkeley in the regional finale on Saturday, November 15 in San Francisco at the Great American Music Hall.

The participants in SSU's first place film (up to 10 members) will win engraved iPods and teams in the regional finale have a chance of winning Apple computers.

Take a look at the attached movie to get an idea of what this event has to offer! This event is sponsored by Associated Students Productions, Campus MovieFest and the Student Union.

Information about Campus MovieFest and how to sign up is available at www.campusmoviefest.com/events/california.

For more information about additional ASP events, please call (707) 664-2382 or visit www.sonoma.edu/as/asp.


Jean Wasp
Media Relations Coordinator
University Affairs
(707) 664-2057
jean.wasp@sonoma.edu