Celebrating Columbia Filmmakers at Sundance 2017!

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Celebrating Columbia Filmmakers at Sundance 2017!


Our talented Columbia alumni, students, and faculty will once again participate in the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah later this month. CAA Arts Access celebrates the over 30 Columbia filmmakers who will participate at this year’s film festival! It’s a strong representation at Sundance with nearly 20 films. Bravo #ColumbiansinFilm!

If you are in the Park City area and will be attending Sundance 2017, join the Columbia Alumni Association for Columbia University at Sundance at The Spur Bar & Grill on January 21 from 4-6pm. Network with Columbia alumni and friends, rub elbows with Columbia’s star filmmakers, and shine a spotlight on yourself with a Blue Carpet selfie. Further details here. Don’t forget to support your fellow alumni and register to order Film Festival screening tickets on the Sundance website.

CAA Arts Access congratulates all the Columbia alumni, faculty and students showing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival! Stay connected with Arts Access and share your updates on projects, successes, and resources with fellow alumni through artsConnect, an online resource just for professionals in the arts! 

Not listed as a Columbia filmmaker? Contact us at alumniarts@columbia.edu to be added to the list!

Sundance Film Festival

From January 19 through January 29, Park City, Utah will host the annual Sundance Film Festival. Sundance brings the most original storytellers together with the most adventurous audiences for its annual program of dramatic and documentary films, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions, and dynamic music events. Since 1985, hundreds of films launched at the Festival have gained critical recognition, received commercial distribution, and reached worldwide audiences eager for fresh perspectives and new voices. Year after year, the Festival pursues new ways to introduce more people to the most original and authentic storytelling.

Sundance Film Festival Participants:

*Listing as of January 5, 2017

Francisca Alegria ‘16SOA Director, Writer And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow's Eye      

Maiken  Baird ‘89CC Executive Producer, City of Ghosts and Icarus

Willie Berlinern‘17SOA Director and Screenwriter, I'm In Here (Slamdance)      

Shakti Bhagchandani ‘18SOA Director and Writer, LostFound          

Caton Clark ‘05SOA Editor, Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On  

Sophie Finkelstein ‘18SOA Producer, If Not Love   

Sabaah  Folayan ‘13CC Director, Whose Streets?  

Birgit Gernboeck ‘16SOA Producer, And The Whole Sky Fit In The Dead Cow's Eye   

Emre Gulcan ‘18SOA Writer, LostFound   

Andrew Hauser  ‘12SOA Post-production supervisor, Trophy                  

Hillary Jordan ‘04SOA Writer (novel), Mudbound  

Mako Kamitsuna ‘92GS   Editor, Mudbound           

Marshall Lewy    ‘06SOA Executive Producer, Pineapple     

Andrew K. Li ‘16SOA Co-producer, I'm In Here (Slamdance)         

Elisa Lleras ‘11SOA Executive Producer, Bitch       

Aaron Morton ‘16SOA Supporting Actor, LostFound           

Joe Murphy ‘08SOA Co-editor, Beach Rats             

Tim O'Connor ‘17SOA Assistant Director, I'm In Here (Slamdance)            

Julie O'Leary ‘16SOA Producer, I'm In Here (Slamdance)               

Kimberley Peirce ‘96SOA Co-director, I Love Dick 

Larissa Rhodes ‘14SOA Producer, Chasing Coral    

Rob Richert ‘13SOA Co-producer, American Paradise         

Angelos Rompolis ‘15SOA Director of Photography, I'm In Here     

Shrihari Sathe ‘09SOA Co-producer, Beach Rats   

James Schamus  SOA Faculty Producer, Casting JonBenet  

Eric Schuman ‘17SOA Additional Photography, I'm In Here (Slamdance)                 

Chandra C. Silver ‘15SOA Co-producer, I'm In Here (Slamdance)                

Phumzile Sitole   ‘16SOA  Supporting Actor, LostFound        

Jim Strouse ‘08SOA Director and Screenwriter, The Incredible Jessica James            

Chris Teague ‘06SOA Director of Photography, Landline   

Rosemarie Troche SOA Faculty Lead Artist, If Not Love