Of the nine films selected as finalists for competition in the Student Academy Awards, all three from the Eastern Region were made by Columbia School of the Arts students or recent alumni:
Hatch - written and directed by Christoph Kuschnig ('12 SOA)
The Recorder Exam - written and directed by Bora Kim ('11 SOA), co-produced by Gerry Kim ('11 SOA)more
The Film Society at Lincoln Center recently published an interview with the writer and director of Revolution Reykjavik, Film Program alumna Isold Uggadottir (’11 SOA).
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Professor Annette Insdorf published a new book on director Philip Kaufman in March 2012 as part of University of Illinois Press' "Contemporary Film Directors" series. The book is a study of Kaufman's work, and is the first book about the director of "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," "Henry & June," "Quills," "The Right Stuff" and more.more
Current Film Student Wins at the Hollyweb Festival 2012
Matt Kenchington's (3rd year Directing) comedy web series, Headshots, won the Best Screenwriting Award and the Grand Prize for Best Web Series at the 2012 Hollyweb Festival on March 31st, in Los Angeles. more
Á annan veg (Either Way), written and directed by alum Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson (’08 SOA) and produced by Tobias Munthe (’08 SOA), will screen at the Walter Reade Theatre on April 18th and 19, as part of the series Images from the Edge: Classic and Contemporary Icelandic Cinema.more
Film Professor Tom Kalin's Swoon will screen Sunday, April 15, at London's 2012 Fringe! Gay Film Fest.
Kalin's short films Geoffrey Beene 30 and Third Known Nest will also be shown.
Kalin will also join Colleen Atwood, Andrzej Żuławski and Josh Radnor on the Main Competition Jury at the Off Plus Camera International Festival in Krakow.more
Alumni, Current Students and Faculty at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Tribeca Film Festival welcomes numerous Columbia Film Program students, alumni and faculty for screenings and competition.
Rwanda: Beyond The Deadly Pit, directed, produced and edited by Gilbert Ndahayo (3rd year directing), has been nominated for Best Documentary at the 2012 African Movie Academy Awards, which is Africa’s most prestigious awards for filmmakers.
The film is also in selection at the Africa World Documentary Film Festival.more
20th Century Fox recently announced that alumnus Simon Kinberg (’03) will be writing the script for the sequel to "X-Men: First Class," which is to be produced by Bryan Singer and directed by Matthew Vaughn.more