The Ivy Film Festival encourages the creative efforts of undergraduate and graduate filmmakers by acting as a quality venue for their work and by creating opportunities for these filmmakers to learn from one another and from talented professionals. The festival strives to garner recognition for student filmmakers by means of a panel of celebrity judges including: directors, producers, writers, and agents who will view the top films from the festival; past judges have included Oliver Stone, Adrien Brody, Wes Craven, Tim Robbins and Michael Showalter. Founded in 2001 by Brown graduates David Peck (’03) and Justin Slosky (’03), the Ivy Film Festival is the largest entirely student run film festival in the United States, and continues to attract submissions from a broader range of national and international student filmmakers and screenwriters every year.