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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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Two Columbia Filmmakers Selected for Frontière's 2021 Genre Market
July 6, 2021

Alumni Nicholas Payne Santos ’19  and Maya Korn ’19 were both selected to participate in the 2021 Frontières co-production genre market.

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Two Columbia Films Win at Palm Springs Shortfest 2021
June 29, 2021

Two Columbia films are among those selected as juried award winners of the 2021 Palms Springs International Shortfest Festival.

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‘Courtroom 3H’ by Alumnus Antonio Méndez Esparza '08 Screens at AFI Docs 2021
June 23, 2021

Courtroom 3H, a feature documentary directed by alumnus Antonio Méndez Esparza ‘08, will be part of the official selection at AFI Docs 2021.

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‘Middle of Nowhere’ by Professor Michele Palermo Makes Waves at Festivals
June 22, 2021

Middle of Nowhere, a half-hour, single camera indie television pilot created, written, directed and executive produced by Adjunct Professor Michele Palermo, is experiencing a successful festival showing.

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‘Leylak’ by Alumni Wins Special Jury Mention at Tribeca Film Festival 2021
June 22, 2021

Leylak, written and produced by Mustafa Kaymak '14, associate produced by Mark Castillo '18, and executive produced by Sola Fasehun '15, was named the winner of the 2021 Special Jury Mention Award in the shorts category of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

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