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Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, directed by alumna Rachel Chavkin ('08), has been nominated for a record-breaking 11 Lucille Lortel Awards, which are dedicated to recognizing off-Broadway musicals. more
 
The Film Program of Columbia University's School of the Arts is proud to announce the recipient of the Andrew Sarris Memorial Award for Film Criticism, an annual cash prize in honor of the celebrated film professor and critic who died in 2012. The winner is Columbia College senior Film major J.Y. Chun for her essay, "'Inner Landscapes' of the Hallucinatory: Intertextuality and Rebirth in Herzog’s 'Nosferatu.'" She will receive $750. more
 
David Kutz-Marks ('09) is winner of the 2014 Juniper Prize for Poetry. His collection of poems, Violin Playing Herself in a Mirror, will be published by UMass Press in 2015. It is his first book. more
 
Year after year, Columbia Film has a strong showing at the Aspen Shortsfest. Now in its 23rd edition, the Aspen Shortsfest is one of the world's premier international showcases for the trend-setting art form: the short. This Oscar®-qualifying international competition offers a lively, thought-provoking, and humorous selection of drama, comedy, animation and documentary - all at 40 minutes or less. more
 
Visual Arts faculty and alumni will be showing in The Pitch Project's inaugural exhibitions, which open March 29 and run through June 29 of this year. more
 
On April 8, Alena Graedon ('07) will publish her debut novel, The Word Exchange, a dystopian novel for the digital age that tells the story of Anana, who must search for her bookish father in a world where the printed word has become obsolete. more
 
Columbia Acting alumnus James Rebhorn ('72) may have been one of the most recognizable faces on stage and screen. In a career that spanned decades, Rebhorn acted in dozens of films and television shows. more
 
On February 3, Molly Antopol ('07) released The Unamericans, which earned her a spot on the National Book Foundation's '5 Under 35' list. more
 
On April 15, Mike Harvkey ('04) will publish his first novel, In the Course of Human Events, from Counterpoint/Soft Skull Press. The book follows Clyde Twitty, who, after meeting a martial arts enthusiast, gets drawn into the world of bareknuckle boxing. more
 
Columbia University writers have had great success in the past several months.   Emily Fragos (Faculty, '95), Claudia Rankine ('93), and Brenda Wineapple (Faculty) received 2014 Literature Awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. more
 
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