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Film alumni Ayad Akhtar ‘02, best known for his Pulitzer prize-winning play Disgraced, will return to Broadway with his new play Junk
School of the Arts’ Alumna film And the Whole Sky Fit In the Dead Cow’s Eye won the International Jury Prize for Best Short at the 2017 Sundance Film Festi
Columbia Film alumni have made their mark on this year’s Academy Awards, earning several nominations.
Film Professor Annette Insdorf curated “Cinema and the Holocaust: A Feminine Perspective” this January on behalf of Columbia Global Centers. The film series featured a total of eight films, four narrative and four documentary, that focused on the legacies of WWII and the Holocaust.
  Several Film Program Alumni are behind the highly anticipated TV revival of DuckTales on DisneyXD.
Five short films by Columbia alumni will be featured in the coming months on the KQED program Film School Shorts, a national, weekly series that showcases short films from across the country.   Upcoming films by Columbia students are:   Total Freak by Andrew Ellmaker '14 playing on January 29. Episode 402, “America”
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Faculty member Ira Deutchman was awarded the first annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the distribution and exhibition of independent films.
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. The film was also nominated in five other categories including Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
When’s the last time you saw a silent movie? And no, The Artist doesn’t count.
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