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Columbia Films Screen at TIFF, Alumni Win for ‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’
September 22, 2021

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced its complete list of 2021 award winners, and among them is Costa Brava, Lebanon, a film by alumni Mounia Akl '17 (director, co-writer), Clara Roquet '16 (co-writer), and Cyril Aris ’17 (editor).

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Columbia Films Screen at 2021 Tallahassee Film Festival, Kevin Contento ’18 Wins for 'The Conference of Birds'
September 22, 2021

The Conference of the Birds by alumnus Kevin Contento ’18 was awarded both the Directors’ Choice Award and the Audience Choice Award at the 2021 Tallahassee Film Festival.

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Two Columbia Films Screen at 2021 Nashville Film Festival
September 21, 2021

Two films by Columbia filmmakers will show at this year’s 52nd edition of the Nashville Film Festival, which will run from September 30 to October 6, 2021.

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Professor Annette Insdorf Honored with the Special Medallion at Telluride Film Festival
September 17, 2021

Insdorf is the author of Francois Truffaut, Indelible Shadows: Film and Holocaust, Double Lives, Second Chances: The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski, Philip Kaufman, Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has, and Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes.

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Several Alumni and Faculty Films Screened at 2021 Venice Film Festival, Maggie Gyllenhaal (CC ’99) Wins
September 14, 2021

The Venice International Film Festival has awarded alumna Maggie Gyllenhaal (CC '99) the honor of Best Screenplay for her film The Lost Daughter.

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Seven Columbia Films Screen at Hollyshorts Film Festival 2021
September 10, 2021

Seven films by Columbia alumni will screen at the 17th annual Hollyshorts Film Festival in Los Angeles from September 23 until October 1, 2021.

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Film Alumnus Ryan Craver '20 and Student Rachel Ward Awarded 2021 Sloan Science Fellowships
August 25, 2021

Ryan Craver is a Southern, gay, and quietly irreverent filmmaker originally from Mooresville, North Carolina.

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Arie Esiri '19 Wins Best Feature Narrative at BlackStar Film Festival for 'Eyimofe (This Is My Desire)'
August 19, 2021

The stunning debut feature was fully financed within Nigeria and shot on 16mm film across Lagos State.

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Columbia Filmmakers Take Home Best Short Film Award at New Faces, New Voices Film Festival
August 18, 2021

Hector's Woman (La Mujer de Hector), written & directed by Columbia University Film Program student Ricardo Varona and produced by fellow student Annie Pettinga and alumnus Tony Yang '20, recently won the award for Best Short Film at the New Faces, New Voices Film Festival.

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Two Alumni Projects Win at Cannes Film Festival
July 20, 2021

At this weekend's closing ceremony on the stage of the Grand Théâtre Lumière, the jury of the Festival de Cannes gathered to announce the 74th annual winners of this most prestigious film festival.

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