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 


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...
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Mauricio Leiva Cock Receives Tribeca Film Institute Grant
updated June 2016

Mauricio Leiva Cock ’13 was awarded a grant from the Tribeca Institute Latin American Fund for his feature film The Life and Death of Espíritu Perdomo.
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David Pablos Film Wins Top Prizes at Ariel Awards
updated June 2016

David Pablos’s second feature film, Las elegidas (The Chosen Ones), won five prizes at the 58th annual Ariel Awards, including best picture.
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Columbia Students Shortlisted for the Annual BAFTAs
updated June 2016

At the 2016 BAFTA US Student Awards three films made by Columbians were honored.
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Ira Deutchman to Adapt Film Classic Hester Street into Musical
updated June 2016

Film department professor Ira Deutchman will begin adapting the classic film Hester Street into a musical.
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Columbia University School of the Arts Connects to the Industry with the 29th Columbia University Film Festival in Los Angeles June 13 – 17, 2016
updated May 2016

Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program has announced the Los Angeles programming for the 29th annual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), to include a two-day ScriptConnect industry networking event and the CUFF Jury Selects Screening and reception.
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Columbia Film Festival Closes with Jury Honors Screening at Awards Night
updated May 2016

The 29th annual Columbia University Film Festival ended in New York on May 17 with a screening of films selected by the festival jury and an awards ceremony at the DGA Theater in Manhattan.
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2016 Guy Gallo Memorial Award in Screenwriting Honors Columbia Undergraduate Film Major
updated May 2016

The Film Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts is pleased to announce the winner of the annual Guy Gallo Memorial Award in Screenwriting: C. Craig Patterson's script, The Other Boys of Summer.

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.