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Eight Columbia films have been selected to screen at the 2014 Woodstock Film Festival. The 15th edition of the prestigious and fiercely independent festival will take place between October 15 and 19 in the legendary town of Woodstock. Several students, alumni and faculty contributed to the short and feature length films that will be showcased. Details of the films are below: more
 
Dukhtar, written and directed by Afia Nathaniel (‘06), has been announced as Pakistan’s official submission to the Academy Awards’ Foreign Language Category. Last year, Pakistan re-entered the Oscar race after more than a 50-year hiatus, though their submission, Zinda Bhaag did not ultimately receive a nomination. more
 
Art and Craft, directed and produced by film alumna Jennifer Grausman (’05) and co-directed by Sam Cullman and Mark Becker will open on Friday, September 19, at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Angelika Film Center - before a nationwide expansion this fall. more
 
Faculty member and critically-acclaimed film director, Ramin Bahrani, recently premiered his fifth feature, 99 Homes, at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. more
 
Following the Oscar-winning success of Frozen, which has become the highest grossing animated film of all time, writer and co-director Jennifer Lee (‘05) will adapt A Wrinkle in Time for Disney. more
 
Fourth year Film MFA student, Johnny Ma, has made his mark yet again at the Toronto International Film Festival, 2014. more
 
Innovative Collaboration Between Columbia University School of the Arts and Columbia Business School more
 
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.  more
 
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
 
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