The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival showcases nine short and feature length films from Columbia students, alumni and faculty. TIFF is recognized as one of the most prestigious festivals in the world. This year's TIFF runs from September 4 - 14.
Lisa Cholodenko's ('97) four-hour film Olive Kitteridge will come to HBO as a four-part miniseries this November. The story, which spans 25 years, focuses on Olive, a middle-school math teacher, and her relationships with Henry, the good-hearted town pharmacist, and their son Christopher.more
In a ceremony at the 10th annual Traverse City Film Festival on August 3, Ira Deutchman, Chair of the Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts, received the Visionary Award, a Founders Prize given each year to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of cinema.more
Associate film Professor and alumna Maureen Ryan ('92) recently returned from teaching for two weeks at the Les Ateliers Action de Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As a Fulbright Specialist, Ryan received a grant from the Fulbright Global Program to teach at the six-year old film school in July 2014. Ryan taught "Introduction to Screenwriting and Film Producing," focusing on the short film format.more
Film Program professor and director of film studies, Annette Insdorf, was interviewed as part of a piece on the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz airing on "CBS This Morning" on Tuesday, August 12.more
Chair of the Film Program, Ira Deutchman, recently participated in a roundtable discussion with Reinventors entitled "Festivals, Schools & Non-Profits," which examined the film industry's support structures, and the ways they can best promote both sustainability and diversity for today's film artists.more
Frozen’s co-writer and director Jennifer Lee ('05) has signed on to adapt the children’s book classic A Wrinkle in Time to film for Disney. The 1962 Madeline L’Engle fantasy book follows two siblings and a friend traveling throughout time and space to find their missing astrophysicist father.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play Disgraced, written by Film Program alumnus Ayad Akhtar ('02), will return to New York this fall in a Broadway production. The show, directed by Kimberly Senior, will be presented at the Lincoln Center Theatre. Tickets are available online and by phone starting September 6.