Celebrating Columbia Filmmakers

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.

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Columbia faculty and alumni are among the nominees for the 2022 News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

Tribeca has announced the Audience Award winners for their 2022 festival, naming Our Father, The Devil, by Ellie Foumbi '

After 11 days of screenings and celebrations, winners of the 75th Festival de Cannes have been announced.

Animation Conversations is an interview series with Film faculty, students, and alumni where we discuss working as screenwriters, directors, and pr

Where The Crawdads Sing, the hotly anticipated film based on the best-selling novel, directed by Alumna Olivia Newman ’12, will open in theaters th

The Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) is a celebration of the Film Program’s students and alumni, screening shorts from exciting emerging ta

2022 marks the first-ever Diversity and Inclusion Film Festival (DIFF).

Screenwriting alumnus Bobby Kashif Cox '12 tragically lost his life to colon cancer in 2017 at the age of 33.

The Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) is a celebration of the Film Program’s students and alumni, screening shorts from exciting emerging ta

The Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF) is a celebration of the Film Program’s students and alumni, screening shorts from exciting emergin

Alumnus Nathan Floody '12 has been busy this year as an editor on two successful shows, Hulu’s Life & Beth as well as Peacock’s Girls5eva.