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This year, a stunning number of festivals and filmmaking venues from around the world have celebrated the work of Columbia students past and present. Here are some highlights: more
Stage Management Concentration Director Michael J. Passaro was profiled in The New York Times on June 22. more
Top honors for producer Mounia Aki, writer Kai Gero Lenke, and director & writer Cyril Aris. Siham, a film about a young couple struggling with impending news as they spend time at the husband's childhood home, took First Prize in the Live Action Short Film (15 minutes and under) category at the 2014 Palm Springs International Shortfest. more
On July 1, Josh Weil ('04) releases his first novel, The Great Glass Sea with Grove Atlantic. It is the story of inseparable twin brothers Yarik and Dima, living on their uncle’s farm after the death of their father. The boys once spent their days in collective fields, their nights spellbound by their uncle’s mythic tales. more
The 2014 Palm Springs International Shortfest will showcase 17 short films from Columbia students and alumni. The Shortfest, organized by the Palm Springs International Film Society, is the largest short film festival in North America, including approximately 300 shorts. Columbia Film represents 5% of the lineup. This year's festival runs from June 17 - 23. more
Darko Tresnjak ('98) won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical. more
Of the 15 books on Time's Best Books of 2014 (So Far), three are from Columbia School of the Arts writers. more
Visual Arts faculty member Sarah Sze and mentor Mark Dion participate in the group show The Bigger Picture: Work from the 1990s, along with several other artists. The exhibition, which celebrates the 20-year anniversary of the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, opens on June 12 and runs through August 1. more
As of this year, the School of the Arts has won the Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching more than any other school in all of Columbia University.   "I think it's truly extraordinary, and I'm not really surprised,& more
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