Interview with Alumnus Chris Teague '06, Emmy-Awarded Director of Photography of 'Russian Doll' Read more

Columbia MFA in Film - Overview

Columbia University School of the Arts offers students the opportunity to go to film school at one of the world's great universities, with a faculty of working professionals esteemed in both Hollywood and the independent film community. Our home is New York City, one of the creative capitals of the world, affording access to exceptional talent pools and locations, major research collections, and the opportunity to see films from every country and era at the many venues dedicated to film culture.  Our degree programs are populated by  top students from around the world and our curriculum fosters  cutting-edge creativity, intellectual rigor and hands-on practicality.

 

The Film MFA programs—in Screenwriting/Directing and in Creative Producing—are among the world's premiere training grounds for emerging filmmakers. Since the Film MFA at Columbia was introduced in 1966, it has been renowned for the global success of its alumni in film and television, including top prizes at Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Berlin and the Academy Awards.

 

The MA in Film and Media Studies program and the undergraduate Film and Media Studies major give students a unique opportunity to study film history and theory in the midst of an active filmmaking community and a world capital of film culture.


Collaboration and the Film MFA, with Lauren Wolkstein and Chris Radcliff




From Thesis to Feature Film: A Conversation with Rachel Israel '13

Upcoming Events

November 12

Atlantics (Atlantique)

Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027 Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room (Second Floor) 6:30 PM

Cannes Grand Prix award-winning film by Mati Diop. Along the Atlantic coast, a soon-to-be-inaugurated futuristic tower looms over a suburb of Dakar. Ada, 17, is in love with Souleiman, a young construction worker. But she has been promised to another man. One night, Souleiman and his co-workers leave the country by sea, in hope of a better future. Several days later, a fire ruins Ada’s wedding and a mysterious fever starts to spread. Little does Ada know that Souleiman has returned. 2019 / France - Senegal - Belgium / Wolof / 104 minutes. Responses by Mamadou Diouf, History and African Studies, and Souleymane Bachir Diagne, French and Philosophy. Organized by Columbia Maison Française and Nora Philippe.


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