Film

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Columbia University School of the Arts offers students the opportunity to go to film school at one of the world's great universities, with a faculty of working professionals esteemed in both Hollywood and the independent film community. Our home is New York City, creative capital of the United States, affording access to exceptional talent pools and locations, major research collections, and the constant opportunity to see films from every country and era. The film programs are populated by the top students from around the world and its halls are an intersection of cutting-edge creativity, intellectual rigor and hands-on practicality.

The Film MFA programs—in Screenwriting/Directing and in Creative Producing—are among the world's premiere training grounds for young filmmakers. Since the Film MFA at Columbia began in 1966, it has been renowned for the global success of its alumni in film and television, including top prizes at Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Berlin and the Academy Awards.

The MA Film Studies program and the undergraduate Film Studies major give students a unique opportunity to study film history and theory in the midst of an active filmmaking community.


Film Programs:
MFA Film Programs
MA Film Program
Undergraduate Film

 

News 


Bette Gordon's New Film to Premiere At Woodstock Film Festival
updated September 2016

Film Professor Bette Gordon’s feature film The Drowning will have its North American premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival. The festival, which runs from October 13 to October 16, has a reputation for showcasing...
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Digital Storytelling Lab Announces Expanded Seminar in Strategic Storytelling
updated September 2016

This October, Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded, two-day version of its successful seminar in Digital Storytelling Strategy.
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Alumnus and Current Student Awarded Jerome Foundation Grant
updated September 2016

Recent Film Program graduate Miguel Silveira ’15 and current student Michel Stolnicki received a grant from the Jerome Foundation in support of their feature film American Thief.
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Telluride Film Festival Screens Four Columbia Films
updated September 2016

Four short films by current Columbia Film Program students and alumni screened at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival this year.
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'Making a Murderer' Takes Top Awards at Creative Arts Emmys
updated September 2016

Film Program alumni Laura Riccardi ‘08 and Moira Demos ‘07 took home four awards for their Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer at the 68th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Sunday night.
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Dean Carol Becker Releases New Memoir
updated September 2016

The book is a personal meditation on loss, end-of-life care and spirituality, centered around Becker’s relationship with her dying mother and her attempts to ensure that the 98-year-old’s final moments are dignified and meaningful.
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Columbia Thesis Film Wins Student Academy Award
updated September 2016

Nocturne in Black, a Film Program thesis film written and directed by Jimmy Keyrouz ’15 and produced by Felecia Hunter ’16, won a Student Academy Award in the Narrative category.
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Hollywood Reporter Names Columbia One of Nation's Best Film Schools
updated August 2016

The Hollywood Reporter named the School of the Arts Film Program to its annual list of the 25 best film schools in the country, placing Columbia at number five. That is one spot higher than last year, when the Film Program was ranked sixth in the United States.
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Twelve Columbia Films to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival
updated August 2016

Twelve films by Columbia students, alumni or faculty members have been chosen to screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
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Current Student Wins KODAK Scholarship
updated August 2016

Current student Mounia Akl for her short film Submarine. The prize comes with a $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant and a $2,000 tuition scholarship.

Film Program
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Mail Code 1805
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Phone: (212) 854-2815
film@columbia.edu
 
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Columbia University School of the Arts offers MFA degrees in Film, Theatre, Visual Arts, and Writing, an MA degree in Film Studies, a joint JD/MFA degree in Theatre Management & Producing, a PhD degree in Theatre History, Literature, and Theory, and an interdisciplinary program in Sound Arts.