Campus MovieFest at the Sundance Film Festival

CMF was thrilled to be onsite at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where we shared CMF movies; interacted with celebrities, directors, and other filmmakers; and showcased CMF in the House of Hype, courtesy of AT&T. Additionally, members of the team that created The Butterfly King -- the Western Regional Grand Finale Best Picture winner -- enjoyed films and networking with industry professionals, as did the AT&T CMF Grand Prize Sweepstakes winners. CMF has interviewed dozens of industry luminaries -- including Sean Connery, John Cho, and others -- which can be viewed here.

CMF was lucky enough to grab interviews with the filmmakers of two much-talked about Sundance films! Douchebag takes place the week of Sam Nussbaum's (editor Andrew Dickler) wedding. His fiancee Steph (Marguerite Moreau from The Mighty Ducks trilogy, & Parenthood) questions why his only brother Tom (Ben York Jones) will not be at the wedding. Unsatisfied with Sam's lame reply, she surprises Tom and invites him to the wedding herself. He reluctantly accepts, revealing he has only been in love once - with his fifth-grade girlfriend Mary Barger. Upon hearing this news, Sam insists they find Mary and ask her to be Tom's date to the wedding. The trio set off on a road trip and the brothers discover that they never realized the damage their broken bond has caused.

The documentary Catfish centers on a riveting mystery that is completely a product of our times. Nev, a 24-year-old photographer is contacted online by an eight year-old girl asking permission to paint one of his photographs. This begins an online friendship with the young Abby, and leads Nev to fall in love with her older sister Megan, as well as an entire family of people he's never met in real life. When Nev and his friends uncover some startling revelations about Megan, they set off on a road trip to find out the truth.

Watch the interviews below! Click a name to begin.

Morgan Spurlock(Official Sundance juror, Supersize Me, 30 Days, Where in the World is Osama Bin Laden),talks about some of this year's Sundance movies and his upcoming projects.
Young filmmakers Bo Barrett & Hannah Telle have some helpful advice for student filmmakers
Actor/Comedian Tommy Davidson (In Living Color, MADtv), is featured in the documentary I Am Comic, which details the difficult life of a stand up comic
Actor Bob Balaban (For Your Consideration, Best in Show, Lady in the Water) talks about his newest movie, and Sundance favorite, Howl
Actor Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore, Requieum for a Dream) talks about the accessibility of movie making, like creators of Sundance hit, Douchebag
Actor Ethan Supplee (Mall Rats, My Name is Earl) tells us about his Sundance movie The Dry Land, and gives a helpful tip for young actors
Singer and actress Kaycee Stroh (Highschool Musical 2 & 3) is a part of the Creative Coalition at Sundance
AT&T CMF Sweepstakes winner Kailash Gajara interviews Director Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Deadwood) of acclaimed Sundance documentary Waiting for Superman
Actor and director Crispin Glover (Back to the Future, Willard), stars in Tesla and Edison with John C. Riley, and tells CMF about his directing projects
Entrepreneur Daymond John talks about making your films that embody you as a person
Actor Shawn Ashmore (X-Men) talks about his role in Frozen, premiering at Sundance, and talks about the first short film he was in.
Winners of the 2009 CMF Western Regional Grand Finale, The Butterfly King, talk about what Campus MovieFest has meant for them.
Actor Shane West (A Walk to Remember, Bringing Down the House) talks about his first time at Sundance, and his upcoming music.
Director Drake Doremus (Spooner) and actor Ben York Jones talk about making a Sundance hit for under $30 grand, and working with a collective of creative people.
Documentary filmmakers Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost discuss the documentary film centered around Ariel's brother, Yaniv, and how modern technology made their movie possible
Canadian director Charles-Olivier Michaud, and cast Lina Roessler (I'm Not There), & David-Alexandre Coiteux discuss the process of making their war-time movie.
Actors Marguerite Moreau (The Mighty Ducks trilogy, Parenthood) and Andrew Dickler talk about their experience making the Sundance 2010 hit, Douchebag.
David Hyde Pierce (Frasier), Nathanial Parker (Stardust), and Clayne Crawford (24, Wristcutters: A Love Story) talk about their Sundance film The Perfect Host, and give great advice to student filmmakers.
Actor Treat Williams (Everwood, Hair) talks about a student film he watched at Sundance.
Director Nick Tomnay of The Perfect Host, talks about turning his short film into a feature length Sundance film.
CMF Sweeps Winner Kailash Tulsibhai Gajara

About Campus MovieFest

Originally created by four students, and now the world's largest student film and music festival, CMF is the only event of its kind to provide Apple laptops, Panasonic HD camcorders, and training all for free to tens of thousands of students around the globe. Students at over 60 colleges and universities across the US and Mexico have one week to create their own short movies, with each school hosting red carpet finales to showcase its top movies. The best of the best move onto compete against hundreds of other top shorts at the CMF International Grand Finale in Hollywood in June 2011.

ll the movies are five minutes or less, and use music created by the students themselves or contributed by thousands of independent artists. Awards are presented for Best Picture, Best Comedy, Best Drama, AT&T's Rethink Possible Award, the Elfenworks Social Justice Award, and many special CMF Golden Tripod Awards. Students will earn over $400,000 in prizing and cash this year alone. Thousands of past movies are available for viewing online at www.campusmoviefest.com, as well as in-flight on Virgin America, on AT&T phones, and at the Short Film Corner at the Cannes Film Festival.