Celebrating Columbians in Film at Sundance 2018

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Celebrating Columbians in Film at Sundance 2018

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This year we expect over 50 Columbia alumni, faculty, and students to participate at the annual Sundance Film Festival taking place from January 18-28, 2018 in Park City, Utah. Scroll down below to see this year’s participants and celebrate their films at the festival!

If you are in the Park City area and will be attending Sundance 2018, join the Columbia Alumni Association for its 13th annual reception to celebrate the accomplishments of over 50 Columbia University alumni, students, and faculty who will be premiering work at this year's Sundance Film Festival on January 20 from 4-6pm at 350 Main Restaurant. This celebration is an opportunity to mingle and network with these recognized filmmakers, fellow alumni, and friends. Join the celebration by registering 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 the talented Columbia alumni, faculty, and students showing at this year’s Sundance Film Festival! Be sure to 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 for Sundance? Contact us at alumniarts@columbia.edu to be added to the list!

About Sundance Film Festival

This year from January 18 through January 28, 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.

Columbians in Film at Sundance Film Festival:

*Listing as of January 11, 2018

Bogdan Apetri '06SOA, SOA Faculty, Blaze, Co-Producer, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Julie Parker Benello '92BC, Nancy, Co-Executive Producer, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Julie Parker Benello '92BC, The Long Dumb Road, Executive Producer, Premieres

Julie Parker Benello '92BC, The Tale, Executive Producer, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Albert Berger '83SOA, What They Had, Producer, Premieres

Albert Berger '83SOA, Juliet, Naked, Producer, Premieres

Sam Bisbee '90CC, Hearts Beat Loud, Producer, Premieres

Sam Bisbee '90CC, The Sentence, Producer, Composer, U.S. Documentary Competition

Julie Buck '11SOA, American Animals, Unit Production Manager, Premieres

Christina Choe '12SOA, Nancy, Director, Screenwriter, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Josh Cohen '15SOA, Puzzle, Associate Producer, Premieres

Josh Cohen '15SOA, White Fang, Executive Producer, Kids

Julie Cohen '89JRN, RBG, Director, Producer, Documentary Premieres

Rob Cristiano '13SOA, Puzzle, Assistant Location Manager, Premieres

Rob Cristiano '13SOA, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Production Manager, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Jessica Daniels '07SOA, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Casting Director, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Jessica Daniels '07SOA, TYREL, Casting Director, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Louise Dewast '14JRN, Three Identical Strangers, Line Producer, U.S. Documentary Competition

Abigail Disney '87GSAS, '94GSAS, The Tale, Executive Producer, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Trey Ellis SOA Faculty, King in the Wilderness, Executive Producer, Documentary Premieres

Amy Entelis '79JRN, RBG, Executive Producer, Documentary Premieres

Amy Entelis '79JRN, Three Identical Strangers, Executive Producer, U.S. Documentary Competition

Nick Fortugno SOA Faculty, Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many, Lead Artist, New Frontier: Exhibitions

Claire Fowler '11SOA, Eighth Grade, Add'l Script Supervisor, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Benjamin Gray '07SOA, Jane Fonda in Five Acts, Editor, Documentary Premieres

David Gutnik '12SOA, Nancy, Editor, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Andrew Hafitz SOA Faculty, Beirut, Editor, Premieres

Andrew Hauser '12SOA, SOA Faculty, A Kid Like Jake, Post Supervisor, Premieres

Andrew Hauser '12SOA, SOA Faculty, Come Sunday, Post Supervisor, Premieres

Andrew Hauser '12SOA, SOA Faculty, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Post Supervisor, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Leah Katznelson '02CC, Private Life, Costume Designer, Premieres

Gregory Kershaw '11SOA, The Last Race, Producer, Director of Photography, Writer, U.S. Documentary Competition

Markus Kirschner '09SOA, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Production Designer, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Juliana Lembi '17SOA, Wild Wild Country, Producer, Special Events

Jessica Levin '02SOA, Shirkers, Producer, World Cinema Documentary Competition

Nadine Natour '12JRN, RBG, Associate Producer, Documentary Premieres

Veronica Nickel '10SOA, A Kid Like Jake, Co-Producer, Premieres

Katharina Otto-Bernstein '86CC, '92SOA, The Price of Everything, Producer, U.S. Documentary Competition

Richard Perello SOA Faculty, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, Co-Executive Producer, Documentary Premieres

Hart Perry '69CC, '71SOA, Kusama Infinity, Director of Photography, U.S. Documentary Competition

Reka Posta '14SOA, The Tale, Co-Producer, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Geoffrey Quan '08SOA, Blindspotting, Co-Producer, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Alon Sicherman '13CC, Crime + Punishment, Drone Operator, U.S. Documentary Competition

Mary Jane Skalski SOA Faculty, American Animals, Producer, U.S. Dramatic Competition

Alies Sluiter '20SOA, Garfield, Composer, Shorts

Jordana Spiro '15SOA, Night Comes On, Screenwriter, Director, NEXT

James D. Stern '84BUS, Come Sunday, Producer, Premieres

Sandi Tan '00SOA, Shirkers, Writer, Director, Producer, World Cinema Documentary Competition

Douglas Tirola '92SOA, Bisbee '17, Producer, U.S. Documentary Competition

Mayuran Tiruchelvam '13SOA, SOA Faculty, Madeline’s Madeline, Unit Production Manager, NEXT

Ross Tuttle '00SIPA, Crime + Punishment, Producer, U.S. Documentary Competition

Ísold Uggadóttir '11SOA, And Breathe Normally, Director, Screenwriter, World Cinema Dramatic Competition

Alvaro R. Valente '14SOA, Night Comes On, Producer, NEXT

Lance Weiler SOA Faculty, Frankenstein AI: A Monster Made by Many, Lead Artist, New Frontier: Exhibitions

Betsy West JRN Faculty, RBG, Director, Producer, Documentary Premieres

Maria Wilhelm '95BUS, The Game Changers, Executive Producer, Documentary Premieres

Scott F. Young '95LAW, Quiet Heroes, Executive Producer, Documentary Premieres

Elliot Zarrabi '10SOA, Madeline’s Madeline, Production Supervisor, NEXT