Columbia Filmmakers Head to Sundance and Slamdance 2017

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20-Dec-16
Columbia University continues to have strong representation at prestigious film festivals this year. Twenty-five Columbia alumni, including writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, and post-supervisors, will showcase at the Slamdance and Sundance Film Festivals. Slamdance Film Festival runs January 20-26th. Sundance Film Festival runs January 19-29th.

Notably, School of the Arts Alumna Francisca Alegria ’16 has been accepted to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, a five-day workshop at the Sundance Resort that runs during the festival. Her script, The Cow that Sang a Song About the Future, tells a story in rural Chile, where strange things begin to happen. A herd of cattle suddenly and mysteriously falls dead, a deceased woman inexplicably returns home, and an estranged family reunites with its aging patriarch to face up to their complicated history. Algeria is the writer and director.

The complete list of accepted filmmakers is:

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Whose Streets?   

Sabaah Folayan CC '13, Director


Andrew Hauser SOA '12, Post-production supervisor


Larissa Rhodes SOA '14, Producer


Shrihari Sathe SOA '09, Co-producer
Eliza Hittman, SOA Adjunct, Writer/Director
Joe Murphy SOA '08, Co-editor


Hillary Jordan SOA '04, Writer (novel)
Mako Kamitsuna GS '92, Editor


Francisca Alegria SOA '16, Director and Writer
Birgit Gernboeck SOA '16, Producer


Shakti Bhagchandani SOA '18, Writer/Director
Emre Gulcan SOA '18, Writer
Phumzile Sitole SOA '16, Supporting Actor
Aaron Morton SOA '16, Supporting Actor


James Schamus, SOA Faculty, Producer


Caton Clark SOA '05, Editor

Elisa Lleras SOA '11, Executive Producer


Kimberley Peirce SOA '96, Co-director


Jim Strouse, SOA Writing


Rosemarie Troche, SOA Adjunct, Lead Artist
Sophie Finkelstein SOA '18, Producer


Mary Jane Skalski, SOA Faculty, producer
 

Rob Richert SOA '13, Co-producer


Maiken Baird CC '89, Executive Producer


Maiken Baird CC '89, Executive Producer


Chris Teague SOA '06, Director of Photography


Marshall Lewy SOA '06, Executive Producer




SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
 
I'm In Here
 
Julie O'Leary SOA '16, Producer
Willie Berliner SOA '17, Director/Screenwriter
Chandra C. Silver SOA '15, Co-Producer
Angelos Rompolis SOA '15, Director of Photography
Tim O'Connor SOA '17, Assistant Director
Andrew K. Li SOA '16, Co-producer
Eric Schuman SOA '17, Additional Photography

Automatic At Sea>

David Henry Gerson CC '08, Producer, Lead actor
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