Syfy and Columbia University School of the Arts announced the creation of the Syfy Imagine Greater Development Award, which will be awarded to the top student filmmaker in the Columbia University School of Arts Film Program whose project best exemplifies creativity and imagination.
The 2010 award will be presented during the Columbia University Film Festival on Friday, May 7 at the DGA (Directors Guild of America) Theatre in New York City. In addition to mentoring from Syfy programming executives, the winner will receive $10,000 towards the production of their film, produced as a requirement for the MFA degree from Columbia University School of the Arts. The winning film will be screened at the 2011 Columbia University Film Festival.
The three finalists for the 2010 Syfy Imagine Greater Development Award are:
Elisa Lleras/Producer, and Simao Cayette, Director/Writer, for The Trip
Esra Saydam, Producer, and Christina Choe, Director/Writer, for I am John Wayne
Gerry Kim, Producer, and Stephanie Wu, Director/Writer, for Green Plastic Sandals