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Scholarships and other Opportunities

Posted: April 24, 2013 by IUsec in Contests, Scholarships

1)      Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis Scholarship

This scholarship is for IUB juniors with a 3.7 GPA who will be in their senior year at IUB during the 2013-2014 academic year. Completed applications and 3 letters of reference should be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Students (Indiana Memorial Union, M-088) by 5:00 p.m. on April 25, 2013.  Applications and complete instructions are available at:  Questions should be addressed to Suzanne J. Phillips, Assistant Dean of Students: Telephone: 812.856.1626; Email:

2)      Turkish Flagship Program

The Turkish Flagship is an undergraduate program at IU designed for students who wish to achieve professional fluency in Turkish while pursuing any academic major and career of their choice. Strategically located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Turkey provides access to sever-al emerging markets. IU’s Turkish Flagship offers a unique opportunity to learn Turkish and several related Turkic languages, such as Uzbek, and prepares students to communicate with a world of over 200 million Turkic speakers, spanning from Eastern Europe to Central Asia. Scholarships are available for eligible students for summer 2013.  For additional information visit: or contact

3)      2013 Henry A. Bern Memorial Essay Competition

Sponsored by the Borns Jewish Studies Program, the purpose of this competition is to promote and encourage excellence in undergraduate writing and research in the field of Jewish Studies.  All current IUB undergraduate students may submit entries.  Papers should be emailed as attachments to (subject line: Bern Essay Submission) by midnight on Friday, May 17, 2013. Entries will be judged on clarity, focus and development of the subject or problem, quality of evidence, use of sources and originality. Prize: $1,500



  • Paper may be written on any topic relevant to Jewish Studies
  • Must be the work of a single author
  • May be written in English, Modern Hebrew or Yiddish
  • May have been previously submitted in a course
  • Must be in Word format, double-spaced , have footnotes (where applicable) and should not exceed 25 pages
  • Student’s name should only appear on cover sheet, which should also include: local and permanent address, IU email address, telephone number and title of paper. Student’s name should not appear in file name
  • Title of paper should also appear at top of page 1 of paper.


Posted: February 27, 2013 by IUsec in Contests

Hi everyone,

We are LIVE for submissions! Attached are all the official materials we have produced for this program. I encourage all the students to read through the official rules and the program brief before submitting. All submissions will be accepted at the official Sprite Films email address – If students have additional questions they should contact me there. For those of you who were involved last year please note that the email address for submissions has changed. (used to be

Sprite Student Films
Check your email inbox for the official materials.

The College of Arts and Sciences and the Campus Writing Program are currently soliciting submissions for the annual Intensive Writing (IW) Essay Prize for students enrolled in IW courses during the 2012-2013 academic year. Each submission will be evaluated for excellence in argument and exposition and up to two winning essays (one essay longer than 10 pages and one essay shorter than 10 pages) will be selected for prizes of $150 in each of the following areas:
Arts and Humanities
Social and Historical Studies
Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Deadline for submission: 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2013

Additional information and submission procedures can be found on the CITL website or the College of Arts and Sciences

Win $10,000 and a MacBookPro using your production skills!

Submit a video showing off your creative filmmaking or vlogging skills that is between 30 seconds to 2 minutes and see if you have what it takes to become the next INTERNET ICON.

The deadline is Thursday, January 31st 2013.

If your video is selected, you will be asked to come to LA to participate in the second season of the competition series titled INTERNET ICON this spring for one week. Judges are YouTube sensations like Ryan Higa, Jenna Marbles, SMOSH, Timothy DeLaGhetto, Felicia Day and Phil DeFranco.

The competition is open to people over 18 in the US & Canada. The series will be shooting in Los Angeles Spring 2013. Let your friends know!

Rules and Submission Link:
Video with more information:

IST Conference Promotion

Posted: January 16, 2013 by IUsec in Announcements, Contests, Events

Instructional Systems Technology (IST) and Adult Education (AE) is holding its annual Conference Feb 28-March 1 2013 in the School of Education.
The conference is a free event hosted on campus (and online) that showcases not only student research but will also host a technology showcase and job talk panel. Our program specializes in giving students the skills needed to improve learning environments through the use of technology while focusing on teaching and learning across diverse contexts.

The students of IST/AE are putting on a completely student-run peer-reviewed conference with the theme, “Embracing Diversity & Collaboration”. The conference serves as an opportunity for students to present and learn about the current research being done in the fields of emerging technology, human preformance technology, systemic change. This year students IUPUI, Purdue, University of Cincinnati, and the University of Louisville will also be in attendance.

More information about the conference can be found at:
We have extended the deadline for proposal submission until Sunday January 20th at 11:59pm. Currently we are accepting proposals for paper presentations, round-table discussions, poster sessions and more!

We encourage all students and faculty to submit their work (multiple submissions are accepted). Feel free to submit everything from on-going reasearch ideas to class projects, as we are excited to see what the IU community is working on.

For questions please contact Najia at

POV’s Annual Call for Entries is Now Open

Posted: April 30, 2012 by IUsec in Contests
The POV Call for Entries is now open! Films submitted to this open call will be considered for the 2013 season and beyond. The deadline for submission is Friday, June 29, 2012 – mark your calendars!
Last year, POV made two significant changes to its submission process – We did away with the “In the Works” category and introduced “Early Introduction.” And in a bold, “where no series has gone before” kind of way, we offered two options for digital delivery of your film to the Open Call. This year POV will continue to accept digital content delivery via download-enabled links or content on flash drives. It is not required but we strongly encourage every filmmaker who can deliver digitally to do so.
Our updated Call For Entries Guidelines explains everything you need to know about how to submit to POV, no matter what format you choose. POV will still accept DVDs and flash drives this year for those who can’t make the digital jump.
If you want better idea of whether the film you’ve made is a good fit for POV and to learn more about what POV looks for in a film during our selection process, check out our blog post, “For Filmmakers: What Does POV Look For in a Film?“.
Arrival Deadline: June 29, 2012
For more information:

Student Film Festival Returning to IU

Posted: March 7, 2012 by IUsec in Contests, Events


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Campus MovieFest, World’s Largest Student Film Festival:

2011-2012 School Tour


Festival coming to Indiana University with incredible prizes, great exposure and exciting new opportunities


(Bloomington, IN) – 3/22/2012 Campus MovieFest (CMF), the world’s largest student film festival, is coming to Indiana University as part of its 11th annual world tour. Students who sign up for CMF can receive everything they need to make a five-minute movie in a week – including an Apple laptop, Panasonic HD video camera, training, and support – all for free.


“We are absolutely thrilled to launch this year’s search for the top student filmmakers around the world, including a new tour of events throughout Europe,” said Dan Costa, Co-Founder of Campus MovieFest. “Ever since we started CMF as students in 2001, we’ve been honored to help discover exceptional talent and bring unforgettable experiences to students, and this year is sure to be the best yet.”


Any student at Indiana University is welcome to participate by simply signing up online at and submitting a brief story idea. Participating students experience an unforgettable opportunity to express themselves, learn about filmmaking, and of course, have a lot of fun with the chance to win great prizes and exposure including cash, Hollywood pitch meetings, and more. In addition, top CMF films are showcased in-flight on Virgin America and at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner.


Students can signup online before moviemaking launches on Thursday, March 22nd. Students then have one week to film and edit their movies about anything they can imagine. Categories include Best Picture, Best Drama, and Best Comedy, as well as the CMF Elfenworks Social Justice Category, an opportunity to create a short movie or song about poverty and social injustices for a chance to win up to $20,000 in cash grants. 


Movies are turned in on Wednesday, March 28th and then judged by a panel of CUA students, staff, and faculty. On Monday, April 2nd, the top short movies will be shown at a red carpet finale at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre at 7:30PM. Top winners from Indiana University will advance to the CMF Grand Finale in Hollywood, CA, in June 2012.


IU winners are also invited to join the CMF Distinguished Filmmakers Network, a program that provides top students with opportunities ranging from paid content production to unforgettable experiences within the film industry.


During the 2010-2011 World Tour, over 75,000 students participated in Campus MovieFest, with over 250 films advancing to the final round of the competition at the CMF Grand Finale at Warner Bros Studios this past June. Young filmmakers from around the world arrived in Hollywood to attend filmmaking panels, workshops, and an award ceremony with prizes and cash grants presented by a host of celebrities including Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock), John Cho (Star Trek), Jack McBrayer (30 Rock), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), and many more.


“I don’t think I’ve ever had such an affirming and exhilarating experience as CMF allowed me to have,” said Ien Chi, the 2011 International Grand Finale Best Picture winner (“Tick Tock”) from Emory University. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to tell your own story and be heard in a community of passionate and respectful artists. Because of CMF, there is no excuse not to get your ideas on the big screen!”


For more information about Campus MovieFest, to sign-up to participate, or to see the best CMF movies, visit




  • World’s largest student film festival is coming to Indiana University!


  • Participating students will receive everything they need – Apple laptops, Panasonic HD camcorders, and training – all for free!


  • The CMF Grand Finale in Hollywood celebrates the best movies from the 2011-2012 tour – including the top UMD movies!


  • Win great prizes, exposure opportunities, Hollywood pitch meetings, and more. In addition, top films are showcased in-flight on Virgin America and at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner!




CMF LAUNCH – 3/22/2012

CMF COLLECTION – 3/28/2012

CMF FINALE – 4/2/2012 – Buskirk-Chumley Theatre


About CMF

CMF began over a decade ago when four students at Emory University provided fellow students with everything they needed to make movies in one week. Since then, more than 500,000 students have received all the necessary technology and training to tell their stories for free thanks to corporate partners and schools. Past winners have walked away with over $2 million in prizes and seen their films on the big screens at CMF events nationwide, at Cannes, at major Hollywood studios including Paramount, Warner Bros, and Universal, and on millions of smaller screens – including mobile devices, in-flight on Virgin America, and online.

MultiVisions Media Showcase

Posted: March 1, 2012 by IUsec in Contests, Events

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to prepare for the 2012 MultiVisions Media Showcase Competition! This year we are giving the showcase a complete overhaul with new categories, amazing judges, and best of all, we are making the showcase its own separate event!

 Submissions opens THIS MONDAY February 27th 2012 and will remain open until Monday March 19th at 5pm SHARP (late submissions will not be considered).

The categories for this years showcase are as follows:

Scriptwriting, Audio Production, Graphics/Video Games, Entry Field Production, Intermediate Field Production, Intermediate Studio Production, Advanced Fiction Production, Advanced Non-Fiction Production, Open Graphics and Animation, Open Script Writing, Open Video Production, Open Audio Production, Graduate Video Production, Graduate Graphics/Gaming

Grad students can ONLY enter open categories and Graduate categories.
Must be a current student at Indiana University.
No 3D films will be accepted.

More Details on entry forms, rules, and submissions will be posted this week on the MultiVisions website:

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Greg Mergruen (MultiVisions Co-Chair) :

Kirstyn Delaney (Media Showcase Co-Chair) :

Richard D’addario (Media Showcase Co-Chair) :

Holland Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service to Students in the College of Arts and Sciences


We encourage all undergraduate students in the College to nominate a faculty member for the James Philip Holland Award for Exemplary Teaching and Service to Students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The award honors College of Arts and Sciences faculty “who excel at teaching and have a demonstrated history of service to students.”  This award is funded by a gift in honor of Professor James Philip Holland, an exceptional educator who gave many years of exemplary service to the students of Indiana University and who earned numerous university-wide teaching awards.


To nominate a College of Arts and Sciences faculty member (AIs are not eligible) for this prestigious award, undergraduate students in the College must send a substantive statement, not to exceed 400 words, detailing the reasons why their professor deserves this award. Please note: only College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students – not students in other IUB schools and not alumni or graduate students – may nominate College faculty members for this award. The nomination needs to be addressed to Dean Stephen Watt, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, College of Arts and Sciences, and sent by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, to the Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Education email address of  Students should describe their professor’s outstanding qualities, with whatever supporting information they wish to provide.

Sprite Refreshing Films Prize $13,000

Posted: February 21, 2012 by IUsec in Announcements, Contests


A short film

Selected filmmakers will receive a film grant to produce a short film that will debut nationally online. Sprite will also showcase this program in 23K theaters across the country.

Submissions start

January 4

For more info contact

No purchase necessary. Sweeps ends on Feb. 4, 2012. See official rules for details.