We are thrilled to announce one of the largest upgrades and overhauls of The Columbia Film Program's production and projection equipment in the film school's history! Beginning with the total refurbishing of the communal Screening Room (including DCP projection), new projection equipment in every classroom, and an end to end digital workflow that allows Thesis students to shoot and deliver their work in 2k and 4k—the tech-expansion affects literally every facet of the filmmaking experience.
School of Arts Film MFA alumna and writer of Wreck-It Ralph, Jennifer Lee ('05) does it again with this year's holiday film, Frozen.
Disney's Frozen, based on a fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen called "The Snow Queen," is earning writer/co-director Jennifer Lee some much-deserved praise.
Writers Rory Haines ('11) and Sohrab Noshirvani ('12) sold their script From Here to Albion to to Participant Media.
"The story is set in a coastal English town, where a tragic accident sets a chain of violence in motion and a malevolent stranger seeks revenge on the perpetrators and the detective who covermore
Current third-year MFA student Paul Taylor recently won an Emmy award for his work as Executive Producer on The Interrupters, a film about Chicogoans who stand up to the violence in their town and try to interrupt it with positivity.
The film has won many critical and festival awards in addition to the Emmy and has screened as part of PBS' Frontline.more
School of Arts Film alumna Nicole Holofcener's ('88) latest film Enough Said opened to a very impressive average of $60,000 per screen, according to The Wrap. The film was actor James Gandolifini's final film before his passing in June, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus' first return to the big screen since 1997.more
Columbia Film Program alumna and award-winning director Kimberly Peirce ('96) will release a remake of the classic horror film Carrie this fall. Peirce previously directed Boys Don't Cry, which she co-wrote with Film Program faculty member Andy Bienen, and which earned Hilary Swank an Academy Award for Best Actress.more
UPDATE: The Award for BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM was presented to Above The Sea, directed by Keola Racela.
Woodstock Film Festival prides itself on being "fiercely independent," and has been hailed as an important festival for independent filmmakers for 14 years.more