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The Legacy of Milos Forman

In 1978, esteemed director Milos Forman ​and his​ ​Screenwriting​ mentor​ Frank Daniel​ ​were appointed co-chairs of the Film Program. Under their leadership, the program flourished and became the world-renowned institution of film education that it is today. In many ways, Forman was the "creative founder" of Columbia Film, having shaped and refined its ​commitment to narrative​ filmmaking anchored in strong screenplays. He ​gave it​ a character as distinct as his own​—original, passionate​, ​intelligent​, and international.


This Is Who We Are is a series featuring Columbia School of the Arts’ professors, covering careers, pedagogy, and art-making.

The famous John Steinbeck novel The Grapes of Wrath is getting a television reboot, and Associate Professor Ramin Bahrani (CC ‘96)

Daniel Byers '22 recently won the Austin Film Festival Jury Prize for Horror, for his feature screenplay Paradise. The sc

Last month, the San Francisco Film Society (SSFILM) announced the finalists for the 2023 SFFILM Rainin Grant, and four Film alumni have made the li

Anonymous, produced by Film student Ash Matthews-Warren, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Two Columbia films have been selected to screen at the  Academy Award qualifying PÖFF Shorts Film Festival.

Fin (The End),written and directed by Film student Fernando Reinaldos,won the Audience Award

In this special edition of Filmmakers Connect, we speak with Ben Odell '04 and his mentee, Mitch Gomes '20.


Film alumnus Ken Kristensen ’08 has written two episodes of Peacock’s The Continental: From the World of John Wick.

The Urbanworld Film Festival has released its 2023 slate of films, and three Columbia filmmakers will be screening their short films at the New Yor

The 39th Warsaw International Film Festival held October 6 to 15, 2023 awarded the Grand Prix to Coral, a short film written and directed

Adjunct Assistant Professor Michele Palermo is this week’s guest and is here to share what her favorites of the past year have been.