Four Salem State student films to contend for awards in Hollywood

Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, announced recently that four films by Salem State University students will be screened at the organization’s annual awards ceremony in Hollywood, June 21-23, 2012.

Campus MovieFest annually visits college campuses around the globe, providing equipment, training and technical support to all members of each campus community who want to create a five-minute movie in just one week, all for free. After CMF’s visit to Salem State earlier this spring, a panel of campus judges decided the top Salem State University movies. A red carpet finale was held on campus to screen the students’ work and announce the winning films.

The four winners from Salem State, along with over 200 others from schools across the globe, will screen at College MovieFest Hollywood in late June, where they will be judged by an industry panel of judges. Commenting on the students’ work, David Roemer, co-founder of CMF, noted that, “We’re thrilled by this year’s competing films and Salem State University should be proud of its students’ work.”

The four Salem State films in contention include:

  • “Enough About Love” created by The Storytellers Collective
  • “Nighty Night,” created by True Hullabaloo
  • “Waltzing Matilda,” created by The Slim Pickens
  • “Tomorrow,” which is being recognized as a Golden Tripod Award finalist in the best actress category for Jenny Samuelson’s performance

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), McG (This Means War), and more. This year’s presenters have not yet been announced.

Past winners have walked away with over $2 million in prizes and seen their films on the big screen at CMF events nationwide, at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and on millions of smaller screens, including those on Virgin America flights and online.