College Movie Festival expenses

$1,335 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 29 months
The College Movie Festival is a Cincinnati-area student filmmaking competition, educational event, and networking opportunity...but mostly the CMF is a celebration of the filmmaking talent that resides in the media programs throughout the region.
The Process: For two weeks during the spring semester local film students, with oversight from their professors, create filmmaking teams and write, shoot and edit short narrative movies. Those movies are reviewed as works-in-progress by local filmmaking professionals who meet individually with the student filmmakers and provide project feedback - and valuable networking opportunities. The students then refine their work for a week. The final movies are screened at a local movie theatre where a panel of professional judges and the audience select their favorite movies.

The Origination: The festival began from an idea that occurred simultaneously to professors at Cincinnati-area colleges as we recognized the growth in our professional filmmaking community, but also in our media programs. Students from Cincinnati State, Xavier, Miami, NKU, The University of Cincinnati, UC Blue Ash, UC Clermont, the Ohio Media School, and Morehead University participate, depending upon the year.

The Need: We strive to keep this a free event for all involved, with volunteers, donations and sponsorships from area media companies and movie houses covering some costs, but most of the expenses are covered by the professors themselves. While we keep our expenses to a minimum, our web hosting, vote tabulation infrastructure and basic overhead does generate costs that must be covered. For this, we seek assistance.

The Ask: The College Movie Festival would like to create a fund that will not only cover our meager infrastructure costs, but will potentially provide refreshments for students and professionals at our One-on-One with the Pros, and maybe cover parking costs. (Like we said, the good will of our and support of our filmmaking community keeps our costs very manageable.)

Our fundraising goal is modest – the goal should cover the next five years of expenses. And if additional funds are generated our goal is not only to continue to be good stewards of the spirit and purpose of the CMF, but perhaps to expand into other aspects of filmmaking – including an event around documentaries and perhaps another dedicated solely to animation.
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The 2019 CMF winner - "On the Brink" by Turn it Up to 11 from Xavier University. Your support is what makes this event happen. Thank you for helping to create a brighter future for our region's filmmakers.
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The 13th annual College Movie Festival is underway - and any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Our needs are modest - we use the funds for the school plaques and for craft services at the One-on-Ones with the Pros. The 2017 winning film, "Something Different" is linked. This is the level of student filmmaking your support makes possible!
2017's winner - "Something Different"
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The final movies for the 2017 College Movie Festival have been submitted, and we are preparing for the screening on April 29. This year's movies, once again, appear to increase in quality - a testament to the media education being provided at each of the CMF programs, and the feedback and support given by the filmmaking professionals who so generously donate their time and expertise to provide feedback to our students.

All donations are applied directly to the College Movie Festival expenses. (Complete income and expense information is provided on the CMF website:
Pros give valuable feedback to students.
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$1,335 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 27 people in 29 months
Created February 11, 2017
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2 months ago
Jennifer Brockmann
3 months ago

What a great cause!! We can’t wait to watch this program grow!! Happy to be a part of it!!

David Cramer
4 months ago
Rich and Sharon MacKnight
16 months ago
Betty Shearer
16 months ago
David Cramer
16 months ago
27 months ago
Chris Brewer
28 months ago

Love what you're all doing in support of the creative community in the region. Let me know other ways I might help.

Matthew Roser
29 months ago
Katie Lewis
29 months ago
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