Campus MovieFest (CMF), a student film festival, and Panasonic have announced the launch of CMF 3D, powered by Panasonic.
The announcement was made at the Blu-Con 2010 conference in Beverly Hills by Shiro Kitajima, president of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Jon Landau, Academy Award-winning producer and CMF advisor, and David Roemer, co-founder and CEO of Ideas United, which runs Campus MovieFest.
This was informed by the tech company Panasonic Thursday, Nov. 4.
Campus MovieFest gives students across the world everything they need to create original short movies all for free. This year, CMF will tour more than 60 colleges and universities.
During the events, over 75,000 students are equipped for a week with Panasonic HD cameras, Apple laptops, and all the training and support they need.
Students see their movies on the big screen at red carpet finales on each campus, leading up to the CMF International Grand Finale in Hollywood in June 2011.
For the first time, CMF’s top student filmmakers will now get hands-on access to the latest Panasonic 3D camcorders, including the Panasonic HDC-SDT750, during their filmmaking experiences.
Students will be selected from the CMF Distinguished Filmmakers Network, comprised of award-winning students at CMF events nationwide who earn special opportunities and exposure.
Students will focus on various themes for their movies, including a sports theme that will be showcased at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Sports Film Festival in March.
In June 2011, CMF will highlight the best movies – both made using Panasonic HD and 3D camcorders – from the 2010-2011 World Tour at its International Grand Finale, which will feature workshops, guest presenters, industry luminaries, and a gala awards ceremony.
Students will receive Panasonic 3D prize packages for the best uses of 3D in their storytelling.
“Panasonic is proud to continue its relationship with Campus MovieFest, now with the launch of CMF 3D,” said Shiro Kitajima, president of Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company.
“We are committed to engaging the next generation of filmmakers so they’re prepared to deliver outstanding 3D content.”
For more information on Panasonic’s Full HD 3D technology, you can visit www.panasonic.com/3D.
And for more information about CMF and to see the top movies, you can visit www.campusmoviefest.com.
Photo courtesy: CMF