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Current Student News

Student and Alumna Screen Film at Citizen Jane Film Festival

Student and Alumna Screen Film at Citizen Jane Film Festival

November 9, 2017

Crick in the Holler, written & directed by current student Ursula Ellis and produced by Nadia Zoe '17

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Columbia Staff Member and Current Student at NYFF

Columbia Staff Member and Current Student at NYFF

November 13, 2017

Filmmaker Magazine published several articles recently written by Film program administrator, Soheil Rezayazdi in coverage of the New York Film Festival, including an interview with director Nancy Biurski and an overview of festival highlights.

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Current Student's Short Film Garners Acclaim from Multiple Festivals

Current Student's Short Film Garners Acclaim from Multiple Festivals

October 28, 2017

Rabbits, directed by Patrick Clement '19, produced by Brúsi Ólason, associate produced by Donggyun Han ‘19 and written by David Mar Stefansson, won top prizes at two festivals over the past few weeks.  

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Students and Alumni Head to Sweden for Uppsala International Film Festival

Students and Alumni Head to Sweden for Uppsala International Film Festival

October 27, 2017

Ten Columbia alumni and current students are represented across three films playing at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival next week.  

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Current Students Participate in Antalya Film Forum

Current Students Participate in Antalya Film Forum

October 26, 2017

Six current School of the Arts Film students were represented across two films chosen to participate in the Antalya Film Forum this week. The Forum is a co-production development market that is part of the Antalya International Film Festival in Turkey.  

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Columbia at the New Orleans Film Festival

Columbia at the New Orleans Film Festival

October 19, 2017

Six films from Columbia alumni, students, and affiliates are playing at the New Orleans Film Festival. The festival, which runs from October 9th - 19th, is the longest running festival of its kind in the state of Louisiana and one of the largest film festivals in the South.

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Columbia Film Captures BAFTA Student Award for Second Year in a Row

Columbia Film Captures BAFTA Student Award for Second Year in a Row

June 29, 2017

Jimmy Keyrouz, an alumnus of the Columbia Film Program, won the 2017 BAFTA Student Film award in the Live Action category for his film Nocturne in Black. The awards were presented at a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles on June 23.

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Columbia Film Takes Top Prize at Cannes

Columbia Film Takes Top Prize at Cannes

June 1, 2017

Once again this year, Columbia filmmakers had a strong showing at the Cannes Film Festival.  

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Columbia Affiliates Head to the Tribeca Film Festival

Columbia Affiliates Head to the Tribeca Film Festival

March 31, 2017

Columbia University’s School of the Arts has an extraordinary presence at the Tribeca Film Festival this year with films from current students, alumni, and faculty all represented. In total, there are thirty-four School of the Arts affiliated filmmakers across 9 films.

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Columbia Affiliates Featured at Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films Festival

Columbia Affiliates Featured at Lincoln Center's New Directors/New Films Festival

March 15, 2017

Four Columbia Affiliates’ films will be featured at the Lincoln Center’s New Directors/ New Films Festival, which runs from March 15–29. Since 1972, the festival has been an annual rite of early spring in New York City, bringing exciting discoveries from around the world to adventurous mov

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Current Students' Short Film Acquired by KQED

Current Students' Short Film Acquired by KQED

February 8, 2017

Film School Shorts has acquired current student Connor Simpson’s short film Léa for its upcoming fourth season, which will begin airing in September.

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Meet the Makers: Interview Series on Current Students

Meet The Makers, Alumni Edition: Nicole Delaney

Meet The Makers, Alumni Edition: Nicole Delaney

November 5, 2017

“Do not, under any circumstances, refer to me as a ‘triple-threat.” —Nicole, in our interview.  

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Meet the Makers: Ijaaz Noohu

Meet the Makers: Ijaaz Noohu

October 26, 2017

Meet the Makers is an ongoing interview series highlighting current Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program students and faculty.  

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Meet the Makers: Brúsi Ólason

Meet the Makers: Brúsi Ólason

October 9, 2017

Current student, Brúsi Ólason grew up with a love of film and theatre. As a kid, growing up in the small town of Selfoss in Iceland, Brúsi adored watching kids’ movies on the family TV, off of their VCR, often until the tape snapped. Actually, that might not be strictly accurate.

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Meet the Makers: Markus Wulf

Meet the Makers: Markus Wulf

February 1, 2016

Meet the Makers is an ongoing interview series highlighting current Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program students and faculty. I sat down with Markus Wulf, a second-year MFA film student, a few weeks ago to find out more about what brought him to the program.  

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Meet the Makers - Tribeca Edition: Yi Liu and Chieh Yang

Meet the Makers - Tribeca Edition: Yi Liu and Chieh Yang

April 2, 2016

Current second-year Film students Yi Liu and Chieh Yang have acquired a coveted spot in the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival for their short film Ping Pong Coach, which was made as part of their Columbia coursework.

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"Meet the Makers" Volume III: Caron Williams

"Meet the Makers" Volume III: Caron Williams

October 29, 2015

Our next edition of “Meet the Makers” is all about Caron Williams, a second-year Creative Producing concentrate from Queens. Caron is one of the coolest girls I’ve ever met, and—fun fact—she also happens to be a master floral designer.

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Meet the Makers, Volume V: Chris Abeel

Meet the Makers, Volume V: Chris Abeel

November 24, 2015

“Meet the Makers” is a profile series highlighting the experiences of current Film students and faculty members here at Columbia. I recently sat down with Chris Abeel, a second-year Creative Producing concentrate from New Jersey.

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