2018 PENS TO LENS Student Screenwriting Competition & Gala Screening
Date/Time(s): Sat, Aug 11, 2018 – 2pm & 6pm (doors open 1 hour before each show)
Seating: General Admission
Tickets: $12 Pass/$8 Standard/FREE for Ages 18 & under
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)
On-Sale Date: Fri, July 20, 2018 – 10am
The Champaign Park District is proud to welcome back Champaign-Urbana Film Society, Champaign Movie Makers, and Champaign-Urbana Design Organization as they present this unique program for East Central Illinois K-12 students. In Pens to Lens, children write original screenplays which are then made into short films by local filmmakers. Area graphic designers and illustrators then create original movie posters for many of the submitted screenplays. The whole community is invited to come out and watch the finished films, walk the red carpet, and celebrate some very creative student screenwriters. Awards are presented at each show time. The 2pm screening features films written by K-8th grade students, and the 6pm screening features films written by 8th-12th grade students.