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 

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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7 Columbia Films to Screen at Toronto International Film Festival
updated August 2016

Seven 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.
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School of the Arts Filmmakers Awarded National Board of Review Student Grants
updated August 2016

The National Board of Review has recognized four School of the Arts student films in its 2016 grant cycle. NBR student grants promote cinematic production by providing assistance to young filmmakers to finish their projects and exhibit them at festivals worldwide.
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Professor James Schamus Makes Directorial Debut with Indignation
updated August 2016

Longtime film professor James Schamus, made his feature directorial debut July 29th with Indignation, an adaptation of the 2008 book by novelist Philip Roth.
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Joshua Sanchez Awarded 2016 NYFA Fellowship
updated August 2016

Joshua Sanchez ’04 has been awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in the category playwriting/screenwriting. The award carries an unrestricted $7,500 cash grant and access to a variety of NYFA services.
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School of the Arts Alumni Nominated for Emmy Awards
updated July 2016

Two television programs created by School of the Arts alumni, Making a Murderer and House of Cards, have received multiple Emmy Award nominations. Making a Murderer, a 10-part documentary series written and directed by Film Program alumni Laura Riccardi ’08 and Moira Demos ’07, was nominated for six Emmys...
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Clara Roquet Wins BAFTA US Student Film Award
updated June 2016

Recent graduate Clara Roquet ’16 won the 2016 BAFTA US Student Film Award for her short film El Adiós, which she wrote and directed as part of her MFA coursework at the Columbia University Film Program.
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Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program Announces 2016 Blue List Winners
updated June 2016

The Columbia University School of the Arts graduate Film Program proudly announces the 2016 Columbia Blue List.
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Nelson Kim's Award-Winning Feature Now Available for Download
updated June 2016

Adjunct film professor and alumnus Nelson Kim ‘06’s first feature film, Someone Else, is now available for download. The film had an award-winning run on the festival circuit...

Film Program
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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.