[ATLANTA August 21, 2012] Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, hosted its red carpet CMF Hollywood Awards at the Globe Theatre at Universal Studios on Saturday, June 23, with special guests including Jack McBrayer (“30 Rock”), Danny Pudi (“Community”), Horatio Sanz (“Saturday Night Live”), Stana Katic (“Castle”), Wally Pfister (“Inception” and “The Dark Knight”) and host Adam Ferrara (“Top Gear”). Student filmmakers from nearly 100 participating schools attended the event, with award-winning films showcased.
The Art Institute of Atlanta was recognized at the event, thanks to the short film “Elias Cromwell,” directed by Joshua Gary, a student in the bachelor of fine arts program in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production. The film was recognized as a “Top 25” nominee for Best Picture as well as a Golden Tripod Nominee for Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. “Elias Cromwell” won Best Picture in the local CMF competition at The Art Institute of Atlanta.
CMF, founded by four students over eleven years ago, has provided over 500,000 participants with laptops, camcorders, and training to create short movies at no cost to the participants.
“We began Campus MovieFest with the goal of letting students tell their stories on the big screen,” said David Roemer, Co-founder of Campus MovieFest. “As we now enter our second decade of CMF, we couldn’t be more thrilled by the passion of the student filmmakers, the quality of the short movies, and the exceptional support from the industry leaders and premier brands.”