Once again this year, Columbia filmmakers will take their work to Park City, Utah for the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals. An incredible 37 Columbia filmmakers will have their work showcased at the January 2015 festivals.more
The screenplays of four Columbia Film alumni have been selected for the prestigious 2014 Black List. The Black List began in 2005 as a survey of film executives about their favorite scripts which hadn't been turned into features. Since then, over 225 Black List screenplays have been made into feature films.more
Disney XD's Wander Over Yonder, for which Amy Higgins ('06) and Frank Angones ('05) are Lead Story Editors and Writers, was nominated for six Annie Awards—the most of any animated television program—including Best Animated Television Production for Children'smore
Murder of a Cat, written by alumni Robert Snow ('10) and Christian Magalhaes ('10), and produced by filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spiderman trilogy, 30 Days of Night, The Grudge, Xena: Warrior Princess) will release in theaters on December 5, 2014.
Across the Sea, a Turkish coming-of-age film directed by female filmmakers Esra Saydam (‘11) and Nisan Dağ (‘13), will come to theatres on November 7 on the heels of much critical acclaim and festival success.
Cherien Dabis (‘04) is one of 20 accomplished female filmmakers from around the world who have been chosen to participate in the Fox Global Directors Initiative, a new multi-year program by the studio to develop the talents and networking pools of promising women directors.<more
David Pastor's ('04) screenplay Selfless, which he co-wrote with his brother Alex Pastor, is in the process of being made into a movie. After jointly acquiring the script, Endgame Entertainment and FilmDistrict co-financed the film, with Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell) directing.
Film faculty Annette Insdorf, who is the Director of Undergraduate Film Studies and Professor in the Graduate Film Program of the School of the Arts, has been selected to lecture as part of the Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lecture Series at Columbia University.
Adjunct film faculty and two-time Emmy Award winning documentary producer Marilyn Ness’s highly anticipated documentary E-Team, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, will launch on October 24 on Netflix and in select theaters around the country.