|Tickets for all events go on sale Monday, April 4th. Tickets for NY Film Screenings can be purchased directly from the Symphony Space box office in person, by phone (212.864.5400), by fax (212.864.4551), or online at www.symphonyspace.org. Admission to Film Programs A-G is $11 and Faculty Selects Film Screenings are $12 (plus handling fees for phone, fax, or online orders).|
Tickets for Screenwriting Night are $10 and will be sold at the door. You may reserve tickets in advance by calling 212.854.1547.
Admission to the Industry Screenings at Kodak is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to 212.854.1547.
Admission to the LA Screening is free. Parking at the Pacific Design Center is $6. Please RSVP to 212.854.1547.
About the Program
|Columbia University’s Graduate Film Division in the School of the Arts, one of the nation’s leading academic training programs for filmmaking, presents the 18th Annual Columbia University Film Festival, a weeklong festival of new work -- film screenings and screenplay readings. The festival will take place from May 1st to May 8th in New York City. A selection of films will be presented in Los Angeles June 7th to 9th.|
The Columbia University Film Festival has earned an international reputation as a launching pad for emerging talent. Columbia Film Division students have won top Student Academy Award Medals in seven out of the last eight years.
Films from the 2004 Columbia Festival went on to screen at prestigious international festivals including: Berlin, Cannes, New York, Palm Springs, Sundance and Telluride.
Recent films by Film Division alumni include Mr. and Mrs. Smith, written by Simon Kinberg ('03), Cold Mountain, produced by Albert Berger ('83), P.S., produced by Jeff Sharp ('01), Ladder 49, directed by Jay Russell ('85), Laurel Canyon, written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko (’97); Identity, directed by James Mangold (’99); Monsoon Wedding, written by Sabrina Dhawan (’02); and 2004 Academy Award nominee and winner of the 2003 Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, American Splendor, written and directed by Shari Springer Berman (’95) and Robert Pulcini (’94).
Films selected by the School of the Arts Film Division faculty as the best of this year’s festival will be featured at a special screening in New York City on May 8th at 6:00pm at Symphony Space. See schedule for details.
Staged readings of excerpts from feature screenplays written by graduate students at Columbia University’s School of the Arts Film Division will be held on Friday May 6th at 6:00pm at the McGraw-Hill Theater, 1221 Avenue of the Americas (at 49th Street).
The Festival is pleased to offer Industry Screenings of Faculty Selects and Faculty Honors films in New York and Los Angeles. The New York Industry Screening will take place on Wednesday May 25th at 12:00pm at the Eastman Kodak Screening Room, 360 West 31st. Street, 7th. Floor (between 8th. and 9th. Avenue). The Los Angeles Industry Screening will take place on Tuesday June 7th at 12:00pm at the Eastman Kodak Screening Room, 6700 Santa Monica Boulevard. Admission to the Industry Screenings is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP to 212.854.1547.
| Festival Directors: |
Jose Luis Obregozo
Festival Screenwriting Fellows:
Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa
Hannah Beth King
Art Direction and Design:
Student Committee: Film
Fellipe Gamarano Barbosa
Jose Luis Obregozo
Student Committee: Screenplays
Judy Adler, Anshul Amar, Chris Amundson, Jonathon Balcao, Matthew Bird, Rob Blackie, David Brind, Kate Buhrmaster, Scott Burkhardt, Elivira Carrizal, Diana Oliva Case, Joe Case, Lydia Cavallo, Liz Chae, Soman Chainani, Ada Chamberlain, Nina Chernik, Jessica Daniels, Al Davidian, Moira Demos, Craig DiFolco, Lee Emmons, Merrilay Fernandez, Aspen Fitzgerald-Dorsy, Matt Fogel, Cynthia Fredette, David Garrett, Matthew Gustafason, Jon Haller, Amy Higgins, Kendra Hillman, Andy Hiss, Denise Iris, Adam Joyce, Jake Kader, Sevan Karakashian, Caroline Kim, Tomoe Kimura, Marcus Kirschner, Kate Kirtz, Joe Lajam, Tatiana Lamela-Rabell, Chung Lee, Edward McGown, Damon Maulucci, Ambarish Manepelli, Fritz Meier, Antonio Mendez, Bobby Miller, T. Munthe, David Olcott, Jose Luis Orbegozo, Michelle Phillip, Patrick Pineda, Keir Politz, Geoffrey Quan, Jeff Quan, Austin Rachlis, Rajiv Rao, Andrzej Rattinger, Carrrie Schrader, Neel Scott, Hafsteinn Sigurdsson, Steve Sole, George Strayton, Theresa Tunney, Rosario Vaina, Kaer Vanice, Stuti Viswanathan, Mike Walden, Nicole Walker, Tony Wei, Jesse Whitnall, Kyle Wilanowski, Robin Wilby, Alex Winckler, Teresa Wu, Wei-Hsin Yang, Suzi Yoonesi
J. Bob Alotta, Barbara Batcheler, Dave Beeman, Tim Donavan, Brian Fitzhugh, Bruce W. Ferguson, Julia Vicinus Fowler, Garth Graeper, Adelia Harrison, Trish Loeffler, Hannah Lovejoy, Erica Marks, Alissa Kaplan Michaels, Patrick O’Connor, Christine Rath, Alexeis Reyes, Misael Sanchez, Kristin Sterling, Gina Taglieri