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Columbia Film alumni have made their mark on this year’s Academy Awards, earning several nominations. more
 
  Over the past couple of weeks School of the Arts alumni, faculty, and current students have been busy publishing stories, poems, essays and, in the case of one writer, a multi-genre cookbook. Read more in our biweekly roundup of news about Columbia writers. Mara Beckman ‘16 more
 
Film Professor Annette Insdorf curated “Cinema and the Holocaust: A Feminine Perspective” this January on behalf of Columbia Global Centers. The film series featured a total of eight films, four narrative and four documentary, that focused on the legacies of WWII and the Holocaust. more
 
  Several Film Program Alumni are behind the highly anticipated TV revival of DuckTales on DisneyXD. more
 
Five short films by Columbia alumni will be featured in the coming months on the KQED program Film School Shorts, a national, weekly series that showcases short films from across the country.   Upcoming films by Columbia students are:   Total Freak by Andrew Ellmaker '14 playing on January 29. Episode 402, “America” more
 
The Student Spotlight series aims to highlight the work of current MFA students, asking them to share thoughts on their practice by answering curated and peer-submitted questions. Yasi Alipour is a first-year student in the Visual Arts Program. more
 
Poster from film, L’Echappée                    more
 
Faculty member Ira Deutchman was awarded the first annual Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the distribution and exhibition of independent films. more
 
Film alumna, Veronica Nickel ‘10, co-produced the critically acclaimed Moonlight, which won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Motion Picture at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. The film was also nominated in five other categories including Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. more
 
  For his thesis production, current student, Matt Trucano will direct Tennessee Williams’ expansive Camino Real, playing at the Connelly Theatre from January 25-28, 2017. more
 
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