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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 


Three Films by Columbia Affiliates to Show at Clermont-Ferrand
updated January 2017

Three films directed, written, or produced by Columbia Film Program affiliates will be shown at Clermont-Ferrand, a leading international short film festival in central France, in February.
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Alumna Co-Produces Golden Globe Winner "Moonlight"
updated January 2017

Film alumna, Veronica Nickel ‘10, co-produced the critically acclaimed Moonlight, which won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Motion Picture at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.
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Ira Deutchman Receives First Annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award
updated January 2017

The award was created by Spotlight Cinema Networks, a national advertising company dedicated exclusively to Luxury and Art House theatres, in partnership with the Art House Convergence, an organization dedicated to increasing the quantity and quality of Art House cinemas in North America.
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Vito Adriaensens Hosts Public Cinema History Series
updated January 2017

This spring, students and faculty members in the School of the Arts—as well as the public—will have the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of early cinema through a five-part screening series called “Silent Matinee” hosted by Vito Adriaensens, a visiting faculty member in the Film Program.
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Alumni Work Wins at 2017 Golden Globes
updated January 2017

Several School of the Arts alumni have helmed critically acclaimed projects across film and television this past year, four of which were awarded nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards, and two of which took home prizes in top categories.
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Columbia Filmmakers Head to Sundance and Slamdance 2017
updated December 2016

Columbia University continues to have strong representation at prestigious film festivals this year. Twenty-five Columbia alumni, including writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, and post-supervisors, will showcase at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals.
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Columbia Filmmakers Take 3 of 4 DGA Student Awards
updated December 2016

Current Columbia Film students and recent alumni have been awarded top honors in three of the four categories at the 2016 DGA Student Film Awards for African-American, Asian-American, Latino and women directors.
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Alumni Work Nominated for Golden Globes
updated December 2016

Several School of the Arts alumni have helmed critically acclaimed projects across film and television this past year, which have now earned nominations for the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
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Professor Richard Peña Curates "American Fringe: A New Look at American Independent Cinema" at Cinémathèque Française in Paris
updated December 2016

School of the Arts Professor Richard Peña launched a new film series, "American Fringe: A New Look at American Independent Cinema." The series ran November 25th through November 27th in Paris at the Cinémathèque Française and was part of the city’s prestigious Festial d’Automne.
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Alumnus Phil Johnston Nominated for Annie Award
updated December 2016

School of the Arts Alumnus Phil Johnston (‘04) has been nominated for Outstanding Achievement, Writing in an Animated Feature Production at the 44th Annual Annie Awards for his work on Zootopia.

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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.