Columbia Filmmakers Head to Sundance and Slamdance

January 2, 2017

Columbia University continues to have strong representation at prestigious film festivals this year. Twenty-five Columbia alumni, including writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, and post-supervisors, will showcase at the Slamdance and Sundance film festivals. Slamdance Film Festival runs January 20–26. Sundance Film Festival runs January 19–29.


Notably, School of the Arts Alumna Francisca Alegria ’16 has been accepted to the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, a five-day workshop at the Sundance Resort that runs during the festival. Her script, The Cow that Sang a Song About the Future, tells a story in rural Chile, where strange things begin to happen. A herd of cattle suddenly and mysteriously falls dead, a deceased woman inexplicably returns home, and an estranged family reunites with its aging patriarch to face up to their complicated history. Algeria is the writer and director.

The complete list of accepted filmmakers is below.

 

Sundance Film Festival
 

Whose Streets?   

Sabaah Folayan CC '13, Director
 
 
Andrew Hauser SOA '12, Post-production supervisor
 
 
Larissa Rhodes SOA '14, Producer
 
 
Shrihari Sathe SOA '09, Co-producer
Joe Murphy SOA '08, Co-editor
 
 
Hillary Jordan SOA '04, Writer (novel)
Mako Kamitsuna GS '92, Editor
 
 
Francisca Alegria SOA '16, Director and Writer
Birgit Gernboeck SOA '16, Producer
 
 
Shakti Bhagchandani SOA '18, Writer/Director
Emre Gulcan SOA '18, Writer
Phumzile Sitole SOA '16, Supporting Actor
Aaron Morton SOA '16, Supporting Actor
 
 
Sophie Finkelstein SOA '18, Producer
 
 
James Schamus, SOA Faculty, Producer
 
 
Caton Clark SOA '05, Editor
 
 
Elisa Lleras SOA '11, Executive Producer
 
 
Kimberley Peirce SOA '96, Co-director
 
 
Jim Strouse, SOA Writing
 
 
Rosemarie Troche, SOA Adjunct, Lead Artist
Sophie Finkelstein SOA '18, Producer
 
 
Mary Jane Skalski, SOA Faculty, producer
 
 
Rob Richert SOA '13, Co-producer
 
 
Maiken Baird CC '89, Executive Producer
 
 
Maiken Baird CC '89, Executive Producer
 
 
Chris Teague SOA '06, Director of Photography
 
 
Marshall Lewy SOA '06, Executive Producer
 
 

Slamdance Film Festival

 

I'm In Here
Julie O'Leary SOA '16, Producer
Willie Berliner SOA '17, Director/Screenwriter
Chandra C. Silver SOA '15, Co-Producer
Angelos Rompolis SOA '15, Director of Photography
Tim O'Connor SOA '17, Assistant Director
Andrew K. Li SOA '16, Co-producer
Eric Schuman SOA '17, Additional Photography


 

Automatic At Sea

David Henry Gerson CC '08, Producer, Lead actor