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NY & LA Host Columbia’s School of the Arts Film Fest

NY & LA Host Columbia's School of the Arts Film Fest

Columbia University School of the Arts presents its 23rd Annual Film Festival April 26th-May 7th (NY) and June 9th-11th (LA). The festival will premiere over 50 short thesis films and feature screenplays by MFA students, many of which go on to success at festivals. Alumni include Best Directing Oscar winner Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Simon Kinberg (“Mr. and Mrs. Smith,” “Sherlock Holmes”), who will be presented with the festival’s Andrew Sarris Award (named after the professor/critic/theorist), which honors outstanding service and artistic achievement of distinguished Film Program alumni, as chosen by current students. Past recipients include Lisa Cholodenko (“The Kids are All Right”) and Nicole Holofcener (“Please Give,” “Friends With Money”). [Sophia Savage]

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