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
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.
Current film students Iesh Thapar and Andrew Duncan Visser are among 21 students who have been named as recipients of scholarships from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). Thapar and Visser have been conferred scholarships by BAFTA, Los Angeles.more
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:
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