screenwriters' Lounge

If you're interested in developing screenwriting skills by group reading and editing screenplays by students and professionals, join us at Screenwriters' Lounge! Weekly, Tuesday nights from 9:00pm-10:00pm in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center at 116 Mt Vernon Street. Open to any Wesleyan University students, regardless of screenwriting experience.

The Lounge is hosted by Eli Sands '2018. Email Eli for weekly updates or if you have any questions ( 

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Recurring Events

Annual Student Film Festival   Every January
The biggest Cardinal Pictures event of the semester! A chance to watch CP-produced films on the big screen. Any student filmmakers are also encouraged to submit their own work.

48 Hour Phone Film Festival   Every September
Make a short film on your phones over just one weekend! We give you a prompt––you shoot, edit, and submit. All participating films will be screened on Sunday. Watch past films here

Wesleyan X Yale Mixer   Every fall at Wesleyan, every spring at Yale
Cardinal Pictures was thrilled to host the first ever Wesleyan Yale Film Mixer in October 2016. Set in Wesleyan's historic Russell House, the event was attended by over 80 students and provided valuable networking opportunities to students from both schools.

WesFest Student Filmmaker Social   Every April
Every year at WesFest we host a open house to introduce prefosh to the resources Cardinal Pictures provides and facilitate a social space for incoming filmmakers to meet each other.

Gear Tutorials   TBA
Look out for the next installment of our Gear Tutorial event where you can learn how to use our equipment.