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Dukhtar, written and directed by Afia Nathaniel (‘06), has been announced as Pakistan’s official submission to the Academy Awards’ Foreign Language Category. Last year, Pakistan re-entered the Oscar race after more than a 50-year hiatus, though their submission, Zinda Bhaag did not ultimately receive a nomination. more
 
A.R. Gurney's Love Letters opened on Broadway on September 18 to rave reviews. more
 
Writing program alumna Molly Antopol ('07) has received her second honor from the National Book Foundation in as many years: She has been longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction for her book The UnAmericans. more
 
Visual Arts alumna Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz (’08) recently opened her third solo exhibition with Tracy Williams Ltd. Gallery. more
 
Two Columbia poets appear among the ten longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award, one of the nation's most hallowed writing honors: Professor Mark Strand for his Collected Poems (Knopf/Random House) and alumna Claudia Rankine ('93) for her book more
 
Art and Craft, directed and produced by film alumna Jennifer Grausman (’05) and co-directed by Sam Cullman and Mark Becker will open on Friday, September 19, at the Lincoln Plaza Cinemas and the Angelika Film Center - before a nationwide expansion this fall. more
 
Faculty member and critically-acclaimed film director, Ramin Bahrani, recently premiered his fifth feature, 99 Homes, at the 71st Venice International Film Festival. more
 
Following the Oscar-winning success of Frozen, which has become the highest grossing animated film of all time, writer and co-director Jennifer Lee (‘05) will adapt A Wrinkle in Time for Disney. more
 
MFA Directing candidate Christopher Murrah (’15) has been honored with a Princess Grace Foundation Theater Honorarium award this year. more
 
The Poetry Society of America has awarded both of its 2014 New York Chapbook Fellowships to Columbia writers: student Max Ritvo and Eva Saavedra ('11). Each fellow was selected as a winner by a distinguished poet; winning the awards means that the fellows will have books published by the society and will win a monetary award of $1,000. more
 
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