10th annual

The annual competition and celebration of student filmmaking in the Greater Cincinnati region

Congratulations to RIGHT HAND MAN and their movie "Dry Spell"
the 2015 Judges' Choice Winner!

The other winning movies are:

  • Audience Choice, Group A - Past Presence (Brighter Moon) NKU
  • Audience Choice, Group B - Dry Spell (Right Hand Man) Cincinnati State
  • Audience Runner Up, Group A - Fractured (Loucotum) Cincinnati State
  • Audience Runner Up, Group B - A Dangerous Accessory (Marauders 2.0) NKU
  • Pre-Production - Blank Space (Over Budget Productions) NKU
  • Use of Elements (tie) - Damaged (Misfit Toys) XU
  • Use of Elements (tie) - One is too Many (OvalTeam) XU
  • Use of Elements (tie) - Past Presence (Brighter Moon) NKU
  • Alumni - A Day to Live (Under the Gun) NKU






Group A - Screening at 9:00am
College Team Name Emotion
BMC BMC's Last Love/Obsession
NKU Brighter Moon Love/Passion
CS le Blanc Aguste Love/Passion
Ai A1 Love/Infatuation
OCB OCB1 Fear/Anxiety
NKU TeamTeamTeam Fear/Shock
NKU Over Budget Joy/Happiness
Miami MAFIA1 Love/Infatuation
CS Lucotom Productions Sadness/Misery
XU OvalTeam Fear/Shock
XU Arabian Law Love/Infatuation

Group B - Screening at 11:00am
College Team Name Emotion
UCBA Knuckledragger Productions Love/Sentimentality
Ai Happy Hen Anger/Hate
CS Average Joe Anger/Bitterness
OCB OCB2 Anger/Fury
NKU What's Upshaw? Love/Infatuation
Miami MAFIA2 Sadness/Insecurity
NKU Marauders 2.0 Fear/Shock
Ai DYAD Sadness/Depression
XU Misfit Toys Sadness/Depression
CS Right Hand Man Love/Sentimentality

Alumni Group - Screening between A & B
College Team Name Emotion
BMC 1 Man Film Fear/Shock
BMC Devil's Nightmare Fear/Horror
BMC Moundshroud Creations Fear/Anxiety
BMC Resurrection Fear/Horror
NKU Under the Gun Sadness/Depression
CS Smooth Guy Sadness/Insecurity

From February 15 through March 2 teams of student filmmakers once again plannned, wrote, shot and edited short films that will be critiqued by area professionals and screened at a local theatre.

In addition, three CMF alumni teams re-formed and made movies over the same timeframe to compete in a special "alumni" category.


Elements Drawing: Feb 15, 6:00pm at Madtree Brewery
Pre-Production: Feb 15 - Feb 20, noon
Production and Post-Production: Feb 20, noon - Mar 1, 3:00pm
Professional One-on-Ones: March 28 beginning at 10:00am in Griffin Hall (GH) at NKU
Movie Refinement Time: March 28 - April 3
Final movies due to your campus representative by noon on April 3
Screening and Awards: April 25 at 9:30am and 11:00am at the AMC Theater in West Chester
"Best of the CMF" at Live from New Riff: April 28 at 7:00pm

Required Elements

Character: Sadie Upshaw, Paralegal
Dialogue: "Tell me you didn't say that!"
Prop: Visually incorporate a 10 year milestone

Documents Official Rules
Release Form
Celtx (online script writing software. Now unsupported, but still very functional, stand-alone versions are available for Windows or Mac.)

Archive: CMF 2014, CMF 2013, CMF 2012, CMF 2011, CMF 2010, CMF 2009, CMF 2008, CWMF 2007, CWMF 2006