Start-of-semester icebreakers are common in college courses, especially in classes like creative writing, where students who know a little about each other hope to become incisive and insightful readers of each other's work. From these introductions, students might expect to learn the basics about their classmates: where they grew up, what their majors are, what they are writing about.
David Pablos, who studied in the Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program, will screen his second feature film, Las Elegidas or, The Chosen Ones, in the prestigious Un Certain Regard category of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Arguably one of the biggest events on the film calendar, this year’s festival will run from May 13 to 24.
As part of Columbia University’s weeklong Film Festival, the MA in Film Studies at Columbia University School of the Arts’ graduate Film Program will co-present a panel discussion to reflect on Film Studies as a scholarly discipline in the last century, and how it may evolve in years to come.more
Molly Antopol ('07) has won the 2015 New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award for her debut short story collection, The UnAmericans. The award, which carries an honorarium of $10,000, is designed to recognize and celebrate the work of an author aged 35 years or younger.
Columbia Women in Film will co-present a special screening of A Woman Like Me at Columbia University’s weeklong Film Festival, in honor of School of the Arts alumna and Adjunct Professor Alex Sichel (’95).
Recent graduate Tyne Rafaeli (’14) has worked on a number of projects this spring, directing and associate directing in both London and New York.
Most recently Rafaeli directed the Young Company production of more