Past Event

CUFF Screenwriting Night | 2021

April 23, 2021
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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An evening of screenplay readings from the Faculty Selects and alumna Cherien Dabis ’04 will receive the Andrew Sarris Award at this event.

Faculty Selects

Riversong (TV Hour) by Minka Bleakley
New Hampshire Boy (Feature) by Patrick Clement
Cicada (Feature) by Jade Edwards
Between Heaven & Here (Feature) by Jon Lazar
"Not Our People" (TV Hour) by Jon Lazar
Heaven Forbid (TV Half-Hour) by Lia Nies
Boy on Fire (Feature) by Alies Sluiter
Sunday Money (TV Hour) by Cole Smith

Andrew Sarris Award

Cherien Dabis '04 is a Cannes-winning filmmaker who has in recent years directed acclaimed television series for Netflix, Hulu, Fox, Showtime, ABC, and elsewhere. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska to Palestinian immigrant parents and raised between small town Ohio and Amman, Jordan. Studying dance and theater in her youth, she went on to earn her MFA in film from Columbia University.