Alumni Win Big at Sundance

Alumni Take Home Massive Awards from 2018 Sundance Film Festival
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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.

From Thesis to Feature Film: A Conversation with Rachel Israel ’13 and Ramin Bahrani

Upcoming Events

 

February 22

Chasing Coral

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

Screening followed by a conversation with Larissa Rhodes '14, Producer, James Porter, University of Georgia, and Maureen A. Ryan, Film. Chasing Coral taps into the collective will and wisdom of an ad man, a self-proclaimed coral nerd, top-notch camera designers, and renowned marine biologists as they invent the first time-lapse camera to record bleaching events as they happen.


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March 21

James Naremore: The Origins of Film Noir

The Lantern
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 St.
New York, NY 10027 7:30 PM

This free keynote address is part of The Inaugural Dr. Saul and Dorothy Kit Film Noir Festival The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of: Paris 1946 and American Film Noir Programmed by Rob King, Film and Media Studies


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April 5

Keep the Change

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

Screening will be followed by a conversation with writer and director Rachel Israel '13, producer Kurt Enger '07, and lead actors Samantha Elisofon and Brandon Polansky. A New York City romantic comedy, Keep the Change is the unlikely love story of two people who meet in a support group.


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