Columbia University Film Festival May 04 – May 10

Columbia University Film Festival

May 4  10

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Columbia University Film Festival, a program of screenings, dramatic readings and special events that premieres over 40 thesis short films and a dozen feature screenplays and teleplays by MFA students in the Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts. Many of the Festival’s films have gone on to win top awards and honors at other prestigious festivals worldwide. This is the first time that the festival has been co-presented by the Film Society.

The CUFF will open with a 25 Year Celebration in Alice Tully Hall, featuring a selection of the best student short films from the past 25 years, presented by esteemed alumni of the program, including Adam Davidson, Joan Stein, Lisa Cholodenko, NIcole Holofcener, Kimberly Pierce, Greg Mottola and Courtney Hunt, among many others. For more information about this landmark event, and to buy tickets, click here.

The festival will also consist of screenings of new student films at the Walter Reade Theater, plus a Screenwriting Night, Student Selects evening, Faculty Selects evening and special panel discussions at Lincoln Center and multiple other venues throughout the city. For complete details, please visit the official festival website at cufilmfest.com.

Past Films

Program A

Program A

| 85 mins

Reza Hassani Goes to the Mall (Sara Zandieh, 2012, HDCAM, 10m); Advantageous (Jayda Denise Thompson, 2012, HDCAM, 22m); Bonne Saint-Jean (Dominique Lefebvre, 2012, HDCAM, 8m); Penny Dreadful (Shane Atkinson, 2012, HDCAM, 17m); After Water There Is Sand (Saro Varjabedian, 2012, HDCAM, 17m); Derby Kings (Valerie Bischoff, 2012, HDCAM, 11m).

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Program B

Program B

| 92 mins

Blackwood (Natasha Johns-Messenger, 2012, HDCAM, 14m); Lectern (Jeffrey K. Miller, 2012, HDCAM, 22m); Epigraph (YounJoo Cheong, 2012, HDCAM, 7m); Brother's Keeper (Robert L. Poole, 2012, HDCAM, 18m); Extraordinary Couples (Hillary Lauren Levine, 2012, HDCAM, 14m); A Little Fire (Gregg Conde, 2012, HDCAM, 17m).

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Program C

Program C

| 89 mins

Forever in Hiatus (Andy Nguyen, 2012, HDCAM, 24m); The Louder the Better (Michael Toscano, 2012, HDCAM, 14m); Keys. Wallet. Phone. (Juliet Lashinsky-Revene, 2012, HDCAM, 10m); Illusive Fields (Katharine O’Brien, 2012, HDCAM, 18m); Hunters (Nathan Floody, 2012, HDCAM, 11m); Shale (Jed Cowley, 2012, HDCAM, 12m).

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Program D

Program D

| 92 mins

Ratitas (David Figueroa Garcia, 2012, HDCAM, 15m); Family Bum (Ben Seccombe, 2012, HDCAM, 27m); Breakaway (Ivan Bukta, 2012, HDCAM, 18m); Hotel Y (Geraldine Baron, 2012, HDCAM, 17m); Child Eater (Erlingur Thoroddsen, 2012, HDCAM, 15m).

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Program E

Program E

| 80 mins

Soul Winner (Jennifer Gerber, 2012, HDCAM, 12m); Guitar God (Matt Kenchington, 2012, HDCAM, 12m); The Driven Hunt/Treibjagd (Christiane Hitzemann, 2012, HDCAM, 11m); Five Years (Durier Ryan, 2012, HDCAM, 13m); The End of the World (Willem Lee, 2012, HDCAM, 13m); Lambing Season (Jeannie Donohoe, 2012, HDCAM, 19m).

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Program F

Program F

| 93 mins

Dear Dog, I Love You (Jed Cowley, 2012, HDCAM, 17m); Pretty (Alex Lubliner, 2012, HDCAM, 19m); The Passage/Le Passage (Jean-Marceau Sécheret, 2012, HDCAM, 11m); Mr. Bear (Andres Rosende, 2012, HDCAM, 14m); Love Story/Ástarsaga (Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir, 2012, HDCAM, 16m); Three Light Bulbs (Min Ding, 2012, HDCAM, 16m).

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Program G

Program G

| 93 mins

A World for Raúl/Un mundo para Raúl (Mauro Mueller, 2012, HDCAM, 15m); Temma (Anya Meksin, 2012, HDCAM, 18m); Living the Dream (Gerry Kim, 2012, HDCAM, 16m); Lea (Konstantinos Antonopoulos, 2012, HDCAM, 12m); The Dark (Justin P. Lange, 2012, HDCAM, 16m); Asternauts (Marta Masferrer, 2012, HDCAM, 16m).

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