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Still recovering from midterms?  We are too, and nothing sounds better than a movie marathon. Well, you’re in luck…

The self-proclaimed “Words Largest Student Film Festival” is collaborating with SUPERB again this year to bring you the best short films Berkeley students have to offer. The Campus Moviefest lends students from over 90 schools computers, cameras and equipment to make their own short films. They are given one week to write, film, direct and edit their masterpieces.

Don’t miss the extravaganza TONIGHT at 7 p.m. in Wheeler Auditorium for a screening of the top 16 short films made by Cal students. It’s $3 with your Cal ID, $5 for general admission.

Prizes for Best Picture, Best Drama and Best Comedy will be awarded to contestants tonight, voted on by students! So shake off your crazy week of tests and papers, dress to the nines and get ready to vote for the best of the best.

Image source: lenovophotolibrary under Creative Commons.


We all know Cal can build a big-ass telescope, discover radioactive elements and lead a rockin’ protest – but can Berkeley make you laugh, cry and sit at the edge of your seat? That very question was answered Friday at the annual Campus MovieFest for the low price of $3 and a homework-free Friday night.

Campus MovieFest calls itself the “The World’s Largest Student Film Festival” and allows students from over 90 schools the opportunity to make their own short films. Students are given equipment  (Mac laptops and Panasonic HD camcorders) and one week to write, direct, film and edit their own original film. Last night, read more »


Campus MovieFest, the largest student film festival in the world, began its world tour right here in Berkeley. Participating students were given an Apple laptop, a camcorder, and a week to play filmmaker. The final films were shown Friday, Sept. 12 in Wheeler.

The show started at 7:30 p.m., but if you got there an hour early you could play sound-less Guitar Hero on an AT&T cell phone attached to their kiosk. Yay! It was hard to forget who their sponsors were with the shameless amounts of AT&T plugs, even a category “Best Use of Mobile Technology.” But the free iPod Nano giveaways made us forget about the bombardment of corporate sponsorship, at least momentarily. (Video after the jump.)

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