Through various initiatives and events, the Communication, Popular Culture and Film Student Society (CPCFSS) strives to connect undergraduate CPCF students of all years and majors to one another, Brock University and the Niagara community. We hope to provide opportunities for students to give back to the community as well as network with one another while gaining skills necessary for employment.
The CPCFSS proudly hosts annual events including the End of Semester party, the 24 Hour Film Festival, a Grad Speaker Series as well as various socials, fundraisers and workshops. Each of the events are academic, social and/or volunteer-based.
The goal of CPCFSS’s academically-oriented events is to provide Communication, Popular Culture and Film students with skills crucial to professional development and future employment.
CPCFSS hosts frequent social events with the goal of uniting Communication, Popular Culture and Film students as well as furthering a community atmosphere at Brock University.
Finally, CPCFSS hosts various volunteer-based events which strive to connect Communication, Popular Culture and Film students with the Niagara community. These events also allow students to gain hands-on experience in their chosen field of study.
CALLING ALL CPCF STUDENTS!
A-Z Learning is hosting an APA Referencing Workshop!
On Wednesday, January 23 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Classroom B (ST 230), join CPCF students and A-Z Learning Services as they review how to document sources and format papers using APA style (American Psychological Association).
Johnny Rocco’s Italian Grill – St. Catharines location
905. 680. 9300
The 24-Hour Film Festival is Back!
Create a short film (2-10 minutes) around this year’s theme. The theme will be released on Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 a.m. on all social media platforms in relation to the Film Festival. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Communication, Popular Culture and Film Student Society Facebook page
Contestants will have 24 hours to write, direct, film and render their film.
REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION
One student from each group is expected to register themselves and group members by emailing CPCFSS member, Niti at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include first and last names of all participants within the group.
Registration deadline for the festival is Wednesday, March 20 at 11:55 p.m. Registration and submission is free.
The final submission date is Friday, March 22 at 8:00 a.m. You will be required to upload your video onto YouTube and email the URL link to email@example.com by the deadline.
The films will be screened on Friday, March 22 from 7-10 p.m. in AS 215.
Students who do not submit a short film are encouraged to attend the screening and enjoy their peers’ hard work.
Attendance is free, however, there will be food for sale at the event including pizza, pop, and candy.
Film professors Anthony Kinik and Liz Clarke as well as film TA Taylor Zajdlik.
Taylor Zajdlik won first place at the 24-Hour Film Festival back in 2014. The theme for the video was a yellow sock and the famous quote “What goes up, must come down.” View the video here
Jury Prize – One-on-one networking opportunity with Fourgrounds Media + $200
Runner Up – 20 BUFS movie passes + $100
Audience Choice – Cineplex Gift Card + $50
Wednesday, March 20 – Registration Deadline
Thursday, March 21 – Theme Released at 8:00 a.m.
Friday, March 22 – Film Submission due at 8:00 a.m.
Friday, March 22 – Film Screening starts at 7:00 p.m. in AS 215
Living With Girls, directed by Gabriella Harper, earned an Honourable Mention
The Audience Choice Award went to Trailed, directed by Jeff Toop & Luke Webster
The Runner-Up Prize was given to Rewind, directed by Matthew Scott & Zach Chabot
And the Jury Prize (top honours) was awarded to You Good?, directed by Aidan Boyle & Dylan Quaint
CPCFSS is a faculty approved, independently funded volunteer organization made up of students enrolled in CPCF programs. We work alongside the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film’s advising team to recruit volunteers and advertise our events.
Additionally, CPCFSS actively seeks out sponsorship and event partnerships within the community.
We welcome anyone interested to contact our VPs of External Affairs, Lucas Hansen and Niti Oza at firstname.lastname@example.org.