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Film program alumnus Becca Thomas ‘13 and Jessica Caldwell ‘12 are set to adapt and direct Gonzo Girl, from publishers Simon & Schuster.
Film faculty Bette Gordon’s film The Drowning will open the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival this week. The film played at the opening night gala on March 23rd. The film is coming off a strong festival run, including a North American premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival in October of last year.
  Film Faculty Annette Insdorf was featured in the New York Post in a profile last month. The legendary film critic and scholar is currently the host of 92nd Street Y’s “Reel Pieces” series.
We'd like to invite you to the Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab’s second annual Digital Dozen: Breakthroughs in Storytelling awards, which will be presented at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center in Manhattan on Wednesday, April 5, at 6:30 PM.
  School of the Arts Alumnus James Mangold ‘99 directed the smash hit Logan, which premiered on March 3rd in the United States to critical and commercial acclaim.
Four Columbia Affiliates’ films will be featured at the Lincoln Center’s New Directors/ New Films Festival, which runs from March 15-29th.  Since 1972, the festival has been an annual rite of early spring in New York City, bringing exciting discoveries from around the world to adventurous moviegoers.
  Two Columbia Affiliated Film won the top awards at 2017 Academy Awards.
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.
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