Sundance will have no shortage of Columbia University filmmakers present this year. Twenty-five of the films at the festival bear the work of Columbia alumni and faculty members; their jobs on the various projects include producer, writer, director, post-supervisor, script supervisor and actor, among many others.
Four short films by Columbia alumni, all award winners, are featured in the newest season of the KQED program Film School Shorts. The number brings the total of Columbia films shown on the program to 13 in just three seasons; along with NYU's program, Columbia's is the most frequently represented film school in the series.
On July 1, Carol Becker, dean of Columbia University School of the Arts, announced the appointment of Associate Professor of Professional Practice Maureen Ryan as the new chair of Columbia’s Film Program.