Fourteen Columbia Films Screen at Palm Springs Shortfest 2021

Fourteen Columbia Films Screen at Palm Springs Shortfest 2021

June 8, 2021

It is one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world with awards and cash prizes worth $25,000, including five Academy Award-qualifying awards.

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Students Direct, Edit and Produce "Wild Seeds" Music Video for Sa-Roc

Students Direct, Edit and Produce "Wild Seeds" Music Video for Sa-Roc

June 4, 2021

Student Aliza Brugger recently directed and edited the music video for artist Sa-Roc's new single Wild Seeds. Alumnus Scott Gerlomes '20 served as producer. The video, which was released on YouTube on May 21, 2021, has already gathered more than 30,000 views.   

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Several Columbia Films to be Featured at the 2021 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

Several Columbia Films to be Featured at the 2021 Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival

June 1, 2021

Founded in 1997, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival is dedicated to showcasing the entirety of human experience from the Latino perspective through a multitude of artistic modalities, including film, television, digital, music, art, and many others, regardless of platform.

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Student Dhruv Sud Wins Inaugural Joel Schumacher/Sophia Cranshaw Mentorship Award

Student Dhruv Sud Wins Inaugural Joel Schumacher/Sophia Cranshaw Mentorship Award

May 27, 2021

As an award recipient, Sud will participate in this summer’s Film and Media Career Development Program—an eight week long programming series that will include workshops to hone career development and technical skills, master classes hosted by industry decision makers, as well as mentorship sessions.

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Behind the D4: ‘How to Bury Your Mother During a Pandemic’

Behind the D4: ‘How to Bury Your Mother During a Pandemic’

May 12, 2021

Behind the D4 is an interview series about the D4 films made by Film MFA Program students. This week, we catch up with the cast and crew of current student Ethan Mermelstein's How to Bury Your Mother During a Pandemic.

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Two Films by Students Premiere at the 2021 Sarasota Film Festival

Two Films by Students Premiere at the 2021 Sarasota Film Festival

May 7, 2021

The films are: La Virgen, La Vieja, El Viaje, written and directed by student Natalia Luque and produced by alumna Marta Cruañas Compés '20, and Harana, written and directed by aluman Marie Jamora '05. 

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'Between Two Dawns' by Student Selman Nacar Acquired by Luxbox Films

'Between Two Dawns' by Student Selman Nacar Acquired by Luxbox Films

May 7, 2021

Between Two Dawns takes place when a worker is severely injured in a sheet factory run by the family of the protagonist, Kadir.

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Students and Alumni Win at the 33rd Annual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF)

Students and Alumni Win at the 33rd Annual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF)

May 4, 2021

This event honored the students and recent alumni behind the 22 short films that screened at this year’s festival.

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Behind the D4: 'Feed Me'

Behind the D4: 'Feed Me'

May 3, 2021

Behind the D4 is an interview series about the D4 films made by Film MFA Program students. This week, we catch up with the cast and crew of current student Caitlin Ferrell's Feed Me.

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2021 Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) Script Competition Winners

2021 Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) Script Competition Winners

April 26, 2021

The 33rd Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) began on April 23 with Screenwriting Night, an annual event to honor the screen and TV writers of the program.

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