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Current third year student Samantha Buck's documentary Best Kept Secret has been honored with a Peabody Award for its portrayal of an impoverished Newark high school's budding special needs department. The film focuses on three autistic students and one dedicated teacher at John F. Kennedy High School. more
Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lee ’05 to receive prestigious Andrew Sarris Award on Screenwriting Night, May 5   “Is It Television? more
First year MFA Film student Dea Kulumbegashvili will be representing her home country of Georgia at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival with her film Invisible Spaces. more
School of the Arts Film alumnus Gary Graham ('05) recently sold his spec Sci-Fi Western script to Warner Brothers. According to TheWrap, A Garden at the End of the World is "a gritty Western in the vein of John Wayne's The Searchers, but with a sci-fi twist." more
NEW YORK, April 10, 2014—The Columbia University School of the Arts graduate Film Program proudly announces the Columbia Blue List, a new endeavor connecting alumni with the professional film world. This list is the result of a screenwriting competition for recent alumni of the Program. more
Alumnus and former Chair of the Columbia Film Program Richard Brick ('71) died on April 2, 2014. Brick was a producer, a Directors Guild of America official and the first New York City Film Commissioner. He was also a teacher and mentor to countless students and colleagues at Columbia University School of the Arts. more
The Film Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts is proud to announce the recipient of the Andrew Sarris Memorial Award for Film Criticism, an annual cash prize in honor of the celebrated film professor and critic who died in 2012. The winner is Columbia College senior Film major J.Y. Chun for her essay, "'Inner Landscapes' of the Hallucinatory: Intertextuality and Rebirth in Herzog’s 'Nosferatu.'" She will receive $750. more
School of Arts Film alumna Tobey List ('10) was recently named Supervising Producer at Pivot TV and Participant Media. more
Year after year, Columbia Film has a strong showing at the Aspen Shortsfest. Now in its 23rd edition, the Aspen Shortsfest is one of the world's premier international showcases for the trend-setting art form: the short. This Oscar®-qualifying international competition offers a lively, thought-provoking, and humorous selection of drama, comedy, animation and documentary - all at 40 minutes or less. more
This year's Tribeca Film Festival will premiere six features made by Columbia MFA faculty, alumni and students. more
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