Columbia Filmmakers Head to the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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The Film Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts proudly congratulates its students, alumni, and faculty whose films have been selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. Amongst the lineup are an amazing mix of students, faculty and alumni in prestigious sections of the festival ranging from the U.S. Dramatic Competition, The World Cinema Dramatic Competition, American Short Film Competition, NEXT, and Premieres.

Columbia at Sundance 2012

Considered one of the world's top festivals, Sundance is no stranger to Columbia; our filmmakers have dominated the lineup with stunning regularity year after year.  Capping off the festivities is our annual Columbia/Sundance Kickoff party on main street in Park City, Utah.

Columbia Faculty and Alumni will have their films screening in the following categories:

· Dramatic Competition

Directed and Co-Written by James Ponsoldt (’05)

Keep the Lights On
Directed and Co-Written by Ira Sachs (Adjunct Directing Faculty) 
Executive Producer: Ali Betil (3rd year Directing)
Director’s Assistant: Steven Wilsey (4th year Directing)
Associate Producer: Nikki Roberts (’10)
Filly Brown
Director: Michael D. Olmos (GS '99)

· U.S. Narrative Shorts

Rolling on the Floor Laughing
Written and Directed by Russ Harbaugh (’11)
Director of Photography: Chris Teague (’06)
Editor: John Magary (’07)

· Premieres

California Solo
Written and Directed by Marshall Lewy (’06)
Written and Directed by Ron Nyswaner ('81)
Written by Mark Jude Poirier (Adjunct Writing Faculty)

· World Cinema Dramatic Contest

Violeta Went to Heaven
Editor: Andrea Chignoli(’07)

Young & Wild
Editor: Andrea Chignoli(’07)

· Next

Sleepwalk With Me
Produced by Jacob Jaffke (’10)

That's What She Said
Production Manager: Brigitte Liebowitz (’10)

Written and Directed by Craig Zobel (Adjunct Directing Faculty)
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