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The BAMcinématek series BAMcinemaFest, now in its sixth year, aims to introduce New York audiences to a wide-ranging lineup of innovative new films, including the work of emerging voices in American independent cinema and some of the world's most acclaimed filmmakers. This year, four films by Columbia filmmakers were selected to screen. more
 
This year, a stunning number of festivals and filmmaking venues from around the world have celebrated the work of Columbia students past and present. Here are some highlights: more
 
Top honors for producer Mounia Aki, writer Kai Gero Lenke, and director & writer Cyril Aris. Siham, a film about a young couple struggling with impending news as they spend time at the husband's childhood home, took First Prize in the Live Action Short Film (15 minutes and under) category at the 2014 Palm Springs International Shortfest. more
 
The 2014 Palm Springs International Shortfest will showcase 17 short films from Columbia students and alumni. The Shortfest, organized by the Palm Springs International Film Society, is the largest short film festival in North America, including approximately 300 shorts. Columbia Film represents 5% of the lineup. This year's festival runs from June 17 - 23. more
 
Above the Sea, produced by Film Program alumna Lily Niu ('13) as her thesis, and written and directed by current student Keola Racela (4th year), is the 2014 Gold Medal winner in the Narrative category at this year's more
 
Screenwriter Andy Parker's ('11) pilot Stanistan has been greenlit for production by USA Network. more
 
Sundance Institute announced that four of the 13 projects selected for the Sundance Screenwriting and Directing Labs this June come from School of the Arts Film students. more
 
CUFF 2014 | Creative Producing Pitch Competition more
 
Film Program alumna Charlotte Glynn's ('13) documentary, Rachel is, will be broadcast nationally on the WORLD Channel's America ReFramed series as well as on PBS stations during the week of May 6. more
 
Current fifth year directing student Miguel Silveira's feature documentary I am a Visitor in Your World won first place in the feature documentary category at the Athens International Film+Video Festival in Athens, Ohio.   The documentary follows Rebecca Babcock after her genetic colon cancer diagnosis. more
 
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