2017 Pens to Lens Gala

Saturday, August 12, 2017
The Virginia Theatre

2017 PENS TO LENS: Student Screenwriting Competition & Gala Screening
August 12
Date/Time: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 – 2pm & 6pm 
Seating: Reserved
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 14, 2017 – 10am 
The Champaign-Urbana Film Society, Champaign Movie Makers, and Champaign-Urbana Design Organization present this unique program where East Central Illinois K-12 students write original screenplays which are then made into short films by local filmmakers. Area graphic designers and illustrators 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.
***Students age 18 and under can pick up a free festival pass at the box office!***