Pens to Lens 2017 Gala

The Pens to Lens 2017 Gala will be held on Saturday, August 12th, once again at the beautiful Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign! For more information, and the full list of this year’s films, check out the Event page on Facebook!

Pens to Lens Gala 2017 Facebook Event

Tickets for the gala can be purchased here.

The CU Film Society is officially a non-profit!

We are thrilled to announce that the CU Film Society is now officially a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization! We hope you will consider supporting Pens to Lens with a financial gift. You can give directly through Paypal or send a check (made out to Champaign-Urbana Film Society) to the address below. Thank you for your support!

Champaign-Urbana Film Society
309 S Neil St
Champaign, IL 61820


From your head to the big screen

The Champaign Urbana Film Society invites K-12 students in East Central Illinois to submit original screenplays to the Pens To Lens Screenwriting Competition. Student screenplays will be made into actual short films and movie posters by the local art community. On screening gala night, the whole community is invited to see these finished films and celebrate student writing with awards and other surprises!