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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 


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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Meet the Makers: Markus Wulf
updated December 2016

Markus Wolf didn’t always want to be a filmmaker. As a kid he dreamed of building fountains. Eventually though, Markus had to grow up and do something sensible. So he started making movies.
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Alumnus Greg Mottola's Keeping Up With the Joneses Features All-Star Cast
updated November 2016

The movie features an all-star Hollywood cast, including Zach Galifianakis and Isla Fisher as a young couple who become entangled in an international conspiracy...
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Johnny Ma's Old Stone Opens at IFC November 30
updated November 2016

Film alumnus Johnny Ma’s ‘14 new feature Old Stone will premiere at the IFC Center on November 30, 2016, followed by a national rollout campaign.
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Film Program Alumnus Toby Fell-Holden Wins Coveted Iris Prize
updated November 2016

Film alumnus Toby Fell-Holden’s ‘13 short film Balcony won the coveted Iris Prize this November. The Iris Prize Festival is is the largest LGBT short film festival in the world.
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Dean Carol Becker to Address Pioneer Works' Inaugural Alternative Art School Fair
updated November 2016

School of the Arts’ Dean Carol Becker is slated to address the inaugural Alternative Art School Fair hosted by Pioneer Works, a non-profit center for research and experimentation in cultural fields.
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Sarna Lapine directs Sunday in the Park with George, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, at NY City Center
updated October 2016

Praised by the New York Times as “glorious,” the gala performance ran from Oct. 24 – 26. The production starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford...
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Current Student's Film To Be Released in India
updated October 2016

Film Program student Mansi Jain’s feature film Moh Maya Money will be released in theaters in India on November 11, 2016. Jain co-wrote the film and also served as associate director.
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Meet the Makers: Nathalie Álvarez Mesén
updated October 2016

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén is the definition of an international filmmaker. She has spent her life on three different continents. She was born in Sweden, moved to Costa Rica for high school, then returned to Sweden to study for a few years before moving to New York...
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Professor Annette Insdorf to Premiere New TV Series on WNYC Life
updated October 2016

The series based on the 92nd Street Y program that Professor Insdorf has run for 30 years. The program features Professor Insdorf interviewing filmmakers and actors of note...

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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.