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Alumna Mary Prendergast ('93 GS, '98 SOA) was the associate producer on the critically acclaimed film Finding Vivian Maier, which was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 87th Academy Awards. more
 
Digital Storytelling Strategy, an innovative, high-level seminar first presented last fall in a groundbreaking partnership between Columbia University School of the Arts and Columbia Business School Executive Education, will be offered for a second time this spring on April 30. more
 
Columbia filmmakers have done the school proud with yet another successful year at the Slamdance Film Festival, which took place between January 23 and 29 in Park City, Utah. more
 
10,000 KM, or Long Distance, a feature co-written by third-year student Clara Roquet with debut director Carlos Marques-Marcet, is making waves on the festival circuit. more
 
Grand Electric has hired Jacob Jaffke (‘10), to produce and develop feature films. The four-month old company was born as a join-venture between veteran producer Eric Newman (Children of Men, Dawn of the Dead) and French production and distribution company, Studiocanal. more
 
Adam Salky’s ('08) second feature, I Smile Back, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival last week, is receiving rave reviews. more
 
Freestyle has picked up exclusive US distribution rights to Caryn Waechter's ('04) The Sisterhood of Night.  The film marks Waechter's directorial debut and the writing debut for fellow alumna more
 
Adjunct Professor Guy Gallo, who traught Screenwriting in the Film Program since 1987, died at the age of 59 on January 13. Gallo, who was born and raised in New Orleans, received an AB magna cum laude from Harvard College in History and Literature, and an MFA from The Yale School of Drama in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism. more
 
Columbia University's School of the Arts Film Program Chair and Professor Ira Deutchman enjoyed connecting with Turkey’s up-and-coming film scene when he visited Istanbul March 19-22, 2014. The program was designed collaboratively by Columbia Global Centers | Turkey (Istanbul), Koç University in Istanbul, and School of the Arts film graduates. more
 
In June 2014, the Center for Palestine Studies (CPS) at Columbia University, the Columbia Global Centers | Latin America (Santiago), the Center for Arab Studies at the University of Chile, and the Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program collaborated to present the first annual Palestinian Film Festival in Santiago, Chile, at the Cineteca Nacional (Centro Cultural La Moneda). more
 
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