Sunday, February 15, 2009

Lumenocular Student Video Festival



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The Lumenocular Student Video Festival is a student-run event sponsored by the Department of Communication and Media at Spring Arbor University.  The screening and planning committee is made up of students, with one faculty advisor.  The judges’ panel will be comprised of area faculty and professionals.


Check out the winners of this year's Lumenocular Video Festival and watch this year's "Best Video of the Festival."

Lumenocular Objective

LSVF seeks to promote video that challenges and illuminates.  In keeping with the Spring Arbor University Department of Communication and Media’s mission, we promote works on video, both narrative and non-narrative, that is Credible, Christian, and Creative, done by individuals who seek to Produce, Publish and Perform.  The video festival does not aim to be exclusionary of non-Christian work or viewpoints.  Submissions from artists of diverse practices and experience are welcome.  The screening committee reserves the right, however, to deem some material inappropriate for an on-campus screening.  We seek to celebrate work of high quality craftsmanship, artistry, and storytelling throughout the region and the CCCU (Council for Christian Colleges and Universities).

Festival Rules

The Lumenocular Festival Screening and awards (the “Paulies”) will take place on February 20.  Early bird entries for the festival are due by January 15.  If films are received after January 15, there will be a $10 submission fee.  No entry will be accepted after Feb 15.  Multiple entries are permissible, but no contestant can enter more than three entries as a director or producer.  Please also note that all entries should be free of any form of copyright infringement.  All films will be juried by the festival committee.  Those whose films are accepted will be notified. 

All applicants are invited to attend the screenings and prizes will be awarded.  Time categories for entries are:

  • Five minutes and under;
  • Five to fifteen minutes;
  • Fifteen minutes and above. 
Awards will be given for the following categories:
  • Audience choice
  • Best entry shot on a cell phone;
  • Best lighting/use of environment/art direction;
  • Best editing;
  • Best performance;
  • Best sound;
  • Best of the festival (3 awards): Best five minutes and under, best five to fifteen minutes, best fifteen minutes and up;
  • Jen's (faculty advisor) choice

Multiple awards may be given, based on the number of entries. 

To enter, send a completed submission form and a DVD or miniDV copy of your video to: 
        Spring Arbor University
        106 E. Main Street
        Spring Arbor MI, 49283
        Care of: Dept. of Com and Media

If you send in submissions after January 15, please make checks for the submission fee payable to: Spring Arbor University (with Video Festival in the memo. )
For further information, please download the submission form and send your questions to the festival coordinator at, or the faculty advisor at

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