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
"I am John Wayne" is the Winner of the Hammer to Nail Short Film Contest for March 2012. The film is written and directed by Christina Choe (4th year Directing), produced by Esra Saydam (4th year Producing), co-produced by Mimi Jeffries (4th year Directing) and Gerry Kim (’11), and edited by David Gutnik (5th year Screenwriting).more
Alumnus Bogdan George Apetri's ('06SOA) "Outbound" became the most nominated Romanian film of 2011 at the Gopos, the Romanian Oscars, with 12 nominations including Best Film and Best Director. Apetri is also adjunct faculty in the Film Program.
"Girl in Progress", directed by alumna Patricia Riggen (’03 SOA) and starring Eva Mendes, Matthew Modine and Patricia Arquette, is being distributed by Pantelion Films and will open nationwide on April 27th.
Alumnus Jack Paglen’s (’06 SOA) untitled feature film has been acquired by Alcon Entertataiment. Pre-production has begun on the film, which will mark the directorial debut of Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister.more
"Gimme the Loot" Wins Grand Jury Prize -
13 Columbia Filmmakers involved in this year's SXSW Festival
Film Program alumni and students screened their films at the prestigious world-renowned SXSW Film Festival, in Austin Texas from March 9 -17, 2012.
Columbia Film Program students and alumni will have their work screened in The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art's 41st New Directors/New Films, a showcase dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent.