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Big Screen is moving! That’s right, this year’s Big Screen is moving to Thursday, October 30, 2014.

For 18 years, Cinema Art + Science has been celebrating the work of our creative and talented students.

We are currently accepting submissions with a revised deadline of Monday, September 22, 2014. If you’ve already submitted a film to the festival, we will hold it for the jury process in September. If you have a film you want to submit but need more time, you’re in luck!

Entry forms are available here or in the Cinema Art + Science office at 1104 S. Wabash, Suite 301.

Join in the celebration and be a part of the tradition by entering your film in Big Screen XVIII.

Trophies and cash prizes will be awarded including:

$2,000 Best of the Fest

$1,500 Audience Award

$ 500 Cinematography Award

$ 500 Editing Award

Winners and Finalists from April 25, 2013

Best of the Fest and Audience Award: The Treehouse by A.J. Sheeran

Cinematography Award (Chris Nelson): Girl With Child by Maria Abraham

Editing Award: Dispatch by Nick Barks

Gone by Brent Bandemer

The Honeypot by Hadeel Hadidi

Ballad by Brian Wiebe

The Other Side by Beth Zwolski

Fear and Lighting in Chicago by Alexandra Cox

The First Fall by Emily Railsback

Created in 1997 by Cinema Art + Science 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.