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Lu•mi•nar•y - noun - /ˈlo͞oməˌnerē/ A person who inspires or influences others, especially one prominent in a particular sphere.

Campus MovieFest is proud to bring you 'CMF Luminaries,' a series of recorded interviews, workshops, and encounters that connect students with industry professionals from the stage to the silver screen. Actors, writers, directors and more share with you their experiences, and wisdom for anyone who has made or hopes to make a film. Some of them are even funny. Check this site often for new postings and updates!

CMF Luminaries - Featured


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    CMF Luminaries - Featured

  • Wally Pfister

    Wally Pfister on The Dark Knight Rises at CMF Hollywood 2012

    Wally Pfister on The Dark Knight Rises at CMF Hollywood 2012

  • Workshop Interviews

    Workshop Interviews

    CMF Hollywood

  • RZA

    Crafting with CMF - RZA - The Man with the Iron Fists

    The Man with the Iron Fists

  • For a Good Time, Call...

    Crafting with CMF - For A Good Time, Call...

    Lauren Miller, Ari Graynor, Katie Anne Naylon and Jamie Travis

  • Stephen Chbosky

    Crafting with CMF - The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Interview with Stephen Chbosky

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

  • John Cusack

    Our very own Abe Mohammadione got a chance to interview John Cusack on his role as Edgar Allen Poe in his new movie The Raven.

    The Raven

  • Alice Eve

    Our very own Abe Mohammadione got a chance to interview Alice Eve on her role as Edgar Allen Poe's lover in her new movie The Raven.

    The Raven

  • Taika Waititi - Part 1

    Campus MovieFest interviewed Taika Waititi, who wrote and directed the independent film Boy, which screened at the Atlanta Film Festival.

    Boy

  • Taika Waititi - Part 2

    Taika Waititi is a film director (Boy). He's also handsome, has a New Zealand accent, and a great sense of humor... according to Taika Waititi.

    Boy

  • Taylor Schilling

    CMF got to sit down with Taylor Schilling, co-star of the upcoming film The Lucky One, also starring Zac Efron and based off of a Nicholas Sparks novel.

    The Lucky One

  • The Hunger Games

    We got to speak to some of the cast of The Hunger Games film during their Atlanta stop of the HG Mall Tour.

    Cast Interview

  • Project X

    We sat down with Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown & Thomas Mann to talk about the experience of creating Project X.  title=

    Oliver Cooper, Jonathan Daniel Brown & Thomas Mann

  • Pariah

    Dee Rees and Adepero Oduye Interview  title=

    Dee Rees & Adepero Oduye

  • Paul Franklin

    Paul Franklin, Visual Effects Supervisor on such films as "Inception," "The Dark Knight," and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," discusses his short film background and gives advice on having a successful career in the industry.  title=

    Visual Effects, Dark Knight, Harry Potter, Inception

  • Callum Blue

    Callum Blue, actor in such shows as "The Tudors" and "Smallville," talks about pushing the boundaries and looking outside the norm when you make your art.  title=

    Actor, The Tudors, Smallville.

  • Shohreh Aghdashloo

    Shohreh Aghdashloo, an Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning actress in such films as "House of Sand and Fog" and "House of Saddam," praises our CMF filmmakers and gives advice about not getting lost in the glamour of the job so much you let your work suffer. title=

    Actress, House of Sand & Fog, House of Saddam

  • Ian McShane

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    Ian McShane talks Blackbeard in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

  • Jeff Goldblum

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    Jeff Goldblum surprises the hosts and the audience at the International Grand Finale Awards Ceremony

  • Jon Landau Interview

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    Jon Landau discusses art, technology, short films and more.

  • Elizabeth Banks

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    Elizabeth Banks Presenting Best Picture at the International Grand Finale

  • Jack McBrayer

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    Jack McBrayer Presenting Best Comedy at the International Grand Finale

  • Emma Stone

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    Easy A, Super Bad

  • James Wan & Leigh Whannell

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    Co-creators of "Saw" and "Insidious"

  • Kate Mara and Max Minghella

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    Kate Mara and Max Minghella Presenting the AT&T Rethink Possible Award at IGF

  • Wes Bentley

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    Wes Bentley Presents Best Cinematography at the International Grand Finale

  • David Arquette

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    David Arquette Presenting CMF 3D at the International Grand Finale

  • Craig Brewer

    Craig Brewer - Director of Footloose title=

    Director of Footloose

  • John Boyega

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    Attack the Block, Discusses his experience working on his first feature film

  • Tony Todd

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    Candyman, Final Destination