Four Columbia short films have been selected to screen at the 2015 Aspen Shortsfest, which has come to be widely regarded as one of the premiere platforms showcasing short films from around the world.
The Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program recently announced 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.more
Several Columbia writers have been named to the shortlists of the 2015 PEN Literary Awards. The awards, administered by the PEN American Center, honor writers in a variety of genres and career stages.
At the Annual Shareholder meeting on March 12, Bob Iger, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios and actor Josh Gad, announced that the studio will be creating the much-anticipated sequel to the smash hit Frozen.more
Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren ('14) has been named the winner of the 2014 Page Davidson Prize for Emerging Poets, awarded by the Michigan Quarterly Review. The honor is given annually to the best poet appearing in the magazine who has not published a book.more
The 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival will see the participation of seven Columbia films, including three documentaries and two shorts. Widely regarded as one of the foremost platforms for showcasing independent cinema, the festival will take place between April 15 – 26 this year.
Poet Claudia Rankine ('93) has won the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Poetry Award for her book Citizen, which explores racism and microagression in contemporary American society. The award, which is given early in one year for a piece of work published the previous year, was announced March 12 at a ceremony at The New School.