Columbia at Sundance

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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

March 14

Lenfest Kids H2O presents 'Treasure Island'

Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129 St., New York, NY 10027 Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room (Second Floor) 11:00 AM

Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson, Disney's first all live-action film takes you to the high seas in search for buried treasure. Join young Jim Hawkins, Long John Silver and their ragtag crew of pirates for the adventure of a lifetime. 


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Wednesday–Sunday, March 25–29, 2020

The 2020 edition of the Kit Noir Festival pays homage to the role Jewish filmmakers played in the creation of film noir, and it showcases films that speak to the Jewish experience during a time of extreme political turmoil.

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