You're Invited!

You're invited to attend the 15th Annual CMF Hollywood film summit!

CMF invades Hollywood for four days - bringing together the top young filmmakers from across the globe to celebrate their work, talents and passion for movie-making.

You'll attend educational workshops to help you further your craft and your career. Network with your peers at fun receptions and parties. Show off your work during CMF Festival screenings and find out who walks away with the top honors at the glamorous red carpet awards ceremony at the Universal Globe Theatre. Not to mention rub elbows with celebs and industry pros. Past presenters have included Kathy Bates, Edward James Olmos, Jennifer Morrison, Grant Heslov, Tom Shadyac, Elizabeth Banks, John Cho, and many many more.

Whether you're a Jury Award winner on campus, a proud parent, a supportive friend, or you just want to grow as a filmmaker - all are invited and welcome to attend. Purchase your tickets at reduced pricing until May 18, 2015.

Tickets

Tickets are limited so please purchase early!

Prices increase on May 18, 2015

*Certain events could have additional fees and will be noted as such.

Buy Tickets
All-Access Badge
Admission for one to ALL
CMF Hollywood events
(7/9-7/12)*

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Attendee Gift Bag

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Boxed lunch on Friday
(7/10)
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  • $99Student
  • $169Family & Friends
  • $299Industry
Select-Access Badge
Admission for one to the CMF Festival Screenings
(7/11)

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Admission for one to the CMF Awards Ceremony
(7/12)
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  • $99Family & Friends
Festival Screenings Ticket
Admission for one to the CMF Festival Screenings
(7/11)
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  • $19Family & Friends

Travel

To maximize your time in Hollywood, we recommend arriving in Los Angeles on the evening of Wednesday, July 8, to participate in events beginning Thursday, July 9, followed by the official Welcome Reception that evening. We recommend departing on Monday, July 13.

Hotels

The Sheraton Universal Hotel is the official hotel of CMF Hollywood

Staying at the Universal Sheraton ensures you'll be a part of all the action with panels and workshops, receptions, and parties hosted at the hotel. Rooms also include complimentary internet access when you book through CMF. Book your rooms early as the special CMF discounted rooms go quickly, and no later than May 26th, when the reservations end.

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Flights

The closest airport to CMF Hollywood event is Burbank (BUR), though you'll likely find the cheapest flights to Los Angeles International (LAX).

Transport Options
To get from the airport to Sheraton Universal we recommend the following

Super Shuttle Shared Ride Service

Lyft
Discount for first-time riders: JERE52
$20 off your first ride

Uber
Discount for first-time riders: x8oqko
$20 off your first ride

Sheraton Universal

333 Universal Hollywood Dr
Universal City, CA 91608

Hotel, Workshop Rooms, Receptions & more

Directions (google maps)

Hotel Map

Hotel Website

Universal CityWalk

CMF Festival Screenings, Food, Shopping

Directions (google maps)

CityWalk Map

CityWalk Website

Universal Globe

CMF Awards Ceremony
Entrance to the Globe Theatre is located to the left of the ticket stalls of Universal Studios - at the top of the the escalators from Frankenstein parking lot.

Directions (google maps)

SCHEDULE

Take a look at what the 4 days of CMF Hollywood has in store for you! We'll be announcing workshops, screenings and even more special events as they are confirmed. Keep in mind that the schedule is subject to change - but typically to make it more awesome.

  • Wednesday July 8, 2015
    Event
    Location
  • 9am - 5pm
    Registration and Badge Pick Up
    Sheraton Universal Lobby
  • Thursday July 9, 2015
    Event
    Location
  • 9am - 5pm
    Registration and Badge Pick Up
    Sheraton Universal Lobby
  • 10am - 5pm
    Workshops & Panels
    Sheraton Universal
  • 6pm
    Opening Reception
    Sheraton Universal Starview Room
  • 8pm
    Special Advanced Screening
    TBD
  • Friday July 10, 2015
    Event
    Location
  • 9am - 5pm
    Registration and Badge Pick Up
    Sheraton Universal Lobby
  • 10am - 12pm
    CMF Pitch
    Sheraton Universal
  • 10am - 5pm
    Workshops & Panels
    Sheraton Universal
  • 1pm
    Lunch
    Sheraton Universal
  • Saturday July 11, 2015
    Event
    Location
  • 9am - 5pm
    Registration and Badge Pick Up
    Sheraton Universal Lobby
  • 10am - 5pm
    CMF Festival Screenings
    Universal CityWalk
  • Sunday July 12, 2015
    Event
    Location
  • 4pm
    CMF Hollywood Awards Ceremony
    Universal Globe Theatre

*Schedule is subject to change

Festival Screenings

CMF Hollywood Festival Screenings take place on Saturday, July 11 and include all campus Jury Award winners, Elfenworks, finalists, Wild Card Winners, CMF Staff picks, WD Fan Choice Award Finalists, and Golden Tripod Nominees* will be screening. You must have an all-access or select-access badge to attend.

*If you won a Silver Tripod Award on campus your movie will be considered for the Golden Tripod Awards at CMF Hollywood.

SCHEDULE COMING SOON
*Schedule is subject to change

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Workshops

The CMF Hollywood educational workshops will take place on Thursday July 9th and Friday July 10th at the Sheraton Universal Hotel. These workshops and panels offer opportunities for filmmakers to hear from and interact with professionals in the Film, TV, and Music industries on a variety of topics. Workshops hosted at the Universal Sheraton Hotel are open to those with All-Access Badges though space is limited and first-come, first-served.

SCHEDULE COMING SOON
*Schedule is subject to change

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Awards Ceremony

We're thrilled to host our red carpet Awards Ceremony at the Universal Globe Theatre on Sunday, July 12th. This is a black-tie optional event where special guest presenters will award top honors to filmmakers as we announce the award winning movies for the 2014-2015 competition year.

You must have an all-access or select-access badge to attend.

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Funding

Congratulations! We are excited to have you and your film join us at CMF Hollywood, an event packed with opportunities for you to develop your filmmaking skills, network with filmmakers around the world, and get connected to industry professionals that are excited about what you are doing. Even though our partners have covered most of the event costs, this opportunity is still certainly an investment (something that can be tough on a college student income), but we have some tips to help you out. Download the PDF and if you have any questions please contact us at support@campusmoviefest.com

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FAQs

CMF Hollywood is a weekend of events meant to celebrate the next generation of filmmakers with everything from educational workshops hosted by industry professionals to networking receptions and parties. CMF Hollywood is also the pinnacle event to the Campus MovieFest world tour where the top movies from over 60 competing campuses will be awarded top honors at a glamorous red carpet awards ceremony.

Everyone is welcome to attend! While most events are geared towards CMF participants and winners, the weekend as a whole is open to anyone who wants to participate in our docket of events. The more the merrier we say!

While we'll have some very exciting updates to share with you soon, one of the largest changes is our new offering of "Select-Access Badges" and "Festival Screening Tickets" to attendees. These will be great for the friends and family in your life who only want to see your movie screen and cheer you on at the CMF Awards Ceremony. With these badges and tickets you will not be able to attend workshops, receptions, parties, or receive lunch and attendee gift bags though.

Events start early on Thursday July 9th so for those of you traveling from outside of the LA area we highly recommend you arrive on the evening of Wednesday July 8th.

As soon as possible! We sold out of badges AND the discounted rooms at the Universal Sheraton last year in record time. Not to mention badge prices increase on May 18th!

If your movie was named a Jury Award winner at your school then your movie will be screening at CMF Hollywood.

In late May we'll be posting the screening schedule here as well as announcing additions to the screenings line up including CMF Fan Choice winners, Elfenworks Social Justice Category Finalists, Golden Tripod Award Nominees, and CMF Staff Picks.

Workshops are a great opportunity to learn from the pros. We'll have both hands on experiential workshops and discussion panels.

As the events approach, we'll post the details here on our website and announce them through our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The presenters are leading industry professionals who are passionate about the next generation of filmmakers, and we'll be announcing them as the events get closer.

Previous presenters have included Academy Award Winners such as Wally Pfister, Jon Landau, Michael Giacchino, and Mark Boal, as well as Elizabeth Banks, Jack McBrayer, Danny Pudi, Stana Katic, and many more! We'll begin to announce this year's exceptional presenters in May.

All badges are non-refundable.

We recommend you bring business cards to trade with peers and professionals. Business cards with a link to your website or reel is always preferred over copies of your movies or resumes which can be cumbersome to carry.

You can also bring a tablet or phone, or good old notebook and pen, to take notes during the workshops. The Universal Sheraton Hotel will have free wifi for CMF Hollywood guests in their guest rooms.

Most CMF Hollywood events don't have dress codes though we highly recommend that you consider the people you'll be interacting with such as your peers, and in some cases industry professionals. You don't have to wear suits and dresses if you don't want to, but being clean and presentable is recommended.

The CMF Hollywood Awards Ceremony is what we like to call black-tie optional. We want you to be comfortable and enjoy the celebration and for some that includes tuxedos and ball gowns while others prefer jeans and t-shirts. By and large, most people wear cocktail attire to the awards ceremony.

Absolutely! It's one of the main benefits of attending CMF Hollywood. Be sure to bring lots of business cards that include your name, contact information, and a link to your website / resume / reel if you have them.

You are not required to stay at the Universal Sheraton Hotel but it is highly recommended if you are traveling from out of town. By staying at the Universal Sheraton you'll be in the middle of all of the action!

Press

We welcome members of the press to attend CMF Hollywood. If you're interested in attending select events or would like to do a story on Campus MovieFest or any of our filmmakers, please contact media@campusmoviefest.com.

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Partners

We wish to thank our wonderful partners who help make CMF possible. In addition to the amazing colleges and universities in the US and UK who have hosted CMF events we'd like to thank...

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