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  This October, Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded, two-day version of its successful seminar in Digital Storytelling Strategy. more
 
Film Professor Bette Gordon’s feature film The Drowning will have its North American premiere at the Woodstock Film Festival. The festival, which runs from October 13 to October 16, has a reputation for showcasing emerging and established filmmakers and has been named one of the top 50 festivals worldwide. more
 
Four short films by current Columbia Film Program students and alumni screened at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival this year. more
 
Recent Film Program graduate Miguel Silveira ’15 and current student Michel Stolnicki received a grant from the Jerome Foundation in support of their feature film American Thief. The Film and Video Grant provides the filmmakers with $20,000 in production funds. more
 
Film Program alumni Laura Riccardi '08 and Moira Demos '07 took home four awards for their Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer at the 68th Annual Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Sunday night. more
 
Nocturne in Black, a Film Program thesis film written and directed by Jimmy Keyrouz ’15 and produced by Felecia Hunter ’16, won a Student Academy Award in the Narrative category. more
 
The Hollywood Reporter named the School of the Arts Film Program to its annual list of the 25 best film schools in the country, placing Columbia at number five. That is one spot higher than last year, when the Film Program was ranked sixth in the United States. more
 
Current student Mounia Akl for her short film more
 
Twelve films by Columbia students, alumni or faculty members have been chosen to screen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. A total of 23 Columbia filmmakers were involved in the making of the selected films, four of which are features and four shorts. more
 
The National Board of Review has recognized four School of the Arts student films in its 2016 grant cycle. NBR student grants promote cinematic production by providing assistance to young filmmakers to finish their projects and exhibit them at festivals worldwide. more
 
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