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Writing Faculty Margo Jefferson and Film Alumnus Fred Strype (’02) to be Honored at Commencement more
NEW YORK, April 10, 2014—The Columbia University School of the Arts graduate Film Program proudly announces the Columbia Blue List, a new endeavor connecting alumni with the professional film world. This list is the result of a screenwriting competition for recent alumni of the Program. more
Alumnus and former Chair of the Columbia Film Program Richard Brick ('71) died on April 2, 2014. Brick was a producer, a Directors Guild of America official and the first New York City Film Commissioner. He was also a teacher and mentor to countless students and colleagues at Columbia University School of the Arts. more
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
School of Arts Film alumna Tobey List ('10) was recently named Supervising Producer at Pivot TV and Participant Media. 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
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