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Eight Projects Involving Columbia Filmmakers Nominated for 2020 Emmy Awards
July 31, 2020

Acting alumnus Matt Hurley ’12 worked as an actor on two Emmy nominated shows, Succession (18 nominations) and The Marvelous Mrs.

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Two Columbia Films Show at Maryland Film Festival 2020
July 15, 2020

Szu-Wei Chen is a filmmaker originating from Taiwan, now based in New York City as he pursues his MFA in film from Columbia University.

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'Soy Sola' by Current Students Sets European Premiere
July 11, 2020

Natalia Luque is a Chilean director and screenwriter currently studying at Columbia University in the MFA Film program.

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Eight Columbia Filmmakers Invited to Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences
July 10, 2020

Eight Columbia filmmakers were recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as part of an initiative to change its otherwise long-term white-male dominance.

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Alumni Film 'It Cuts Deep' Picked up for Distribution
July 10, 2020

It Cuts Deep, a feature horror-comedy written and directed by alumnus Nicholas Payne Santos '19, produced by Kristy Richman '19, and assistant directed by Rtusha Kulkarni '19, was picked up for North American distribution by Dark Sky Films and is being repped by their parent company MPI at the virtual Cannes Market.

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Many Columbia Films Show at Palm Springs International Shortfest 2020
June 26, 2020

Designated by AMPAS, BAFTA, BIFA and Goya Awards as an award-qualifying festival, and accredited by the International Short Film Conference, the Palm Springs International ShortFest and Short Film Market is one of the most acclaimed short film showcases in the world.

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Shakespeare in the Park Featuring Alumnus Saheem Ali ’07 to Play on Radio
June 19, 2020

UPDATE 6/19/2020: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Shakespeare in the Park will screen on the radio this year.

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Alumna Ashley Tata '12 Launches 'Mad Forest' Online
June 5, 2020

Theatre alumna Ashley Tata '12 launched her livestream production of Mad Forest, a co-production of Theater for a New Audience and the Fisher Center at Bard College.

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Columbia Filmmakers in Official Selection for Cannes Film Festival 2020
June 4, 2020

Due to the global pandemic, the Cannes Film Festival did not take place under its usual conditions from May 12 to May 23 this year, but that didn’t stop the organizers from revealing its 2020 lineup.

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Current Student Victoria Rivera Named Film Independent Directing Lab Fellow
May 23, 2020

Regarding her selection, Rivera commented: “Film Independent has been such an incredible ally and a crucial part of my development as a filmmaker.

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