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  1. TalLazar

    Going to film school at the age of AI

    Hello everyone, My name is Tal Lazar. I am a cinematographer and educator. I have taught at the American Film Institute Conservatory for 7 years and currently teaching for Columbia University School of the Art film program, as well as other film schools and programs. I have participated in...
  2. Alexa P.

    What Questions Do You Have for Tal Lazar, an Instructor at Columbia University SOA and The City College of New York?

    Hi everyone! I'm excited to announce that I'm conducting an interview with Tal Lazar, an instructor at Columbia University School of the Arts and The City College of New York, a partner & CEO of New York based production company MiLa Media, and the head Quonder, a next generation online learning...
  3. m_w

    Genuine Advice Needed!! - I aspire to become a cinematographer

    To provide context on my future goal, I aspire to become a cinematographer. I'm pretty much clear about my future. Nevertheless, I want to learn all aspects of filmmaking before diving into cinematography. Oh also, I'm an international student Okay, so I need genuine advice from people who are...
  4. Q

    Columbia University SOA Creative Producing Fall 2024

    Hey starting the Columbia School of Producing Thread! Havent seen any before and didn't think it would be ideal to post on Screenwriting/Directing SOA 2024
  5. B

    Attending (Admitted After Interview) Columbia University Directing and Screenwriting MFA - Fall 2024

    It was fairly easy. I feel like the instructions were very clear. I also had to submit a financial aid form. Though there were a lot of supplemental things needed in the application, I think it was worth it.
  6. A

    Attending (Off Waitlist After Interview) Columbia University School of the Arts MFA Writing for Film and TV

    The hardest part of the application was to have 3 references/letters of recommendations, not the standard 2, and they all must have emails from a workplace to demonstrate they're working professionals. Overall, I had fun with the writing prompts. They want to see your demonstration of your...
  7. How to Get Into Columbia University Film School: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions and Industry and Outreach Departments (Part 2)

    How to Get Into Columbia University Film School: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions and Industry and Outreach Departments (Part 2)

    Exclusively for our Supporting Members, this is the second part of our 2 hour interview with the Columbia SOA film school admissions team. FilmSchool.org is 100% advertisement free so without our Supporting Members, in-depth articles and interviews like this one would not be possible...
  8. How to Get Into Columbia University Film School: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions and Industry and Outreach Departments (Part 1)

    How to Get Into Columbia University Film School: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions and Industry and Outreach Departments (Part 1)

    The graduate film program at Columbia University School of the Arts is highly acclaimed for its star-studded alumni roster and teaching students how to tell stories that move the masses. In 2022, FilmSchool.org ranked Columbia SOA runner-up for Best Screenwriting Program in its list of top film...
  9. D

    Admitted (Off Waitlist After Interview) Columbia University Creative Producing - Fall 2023

    In general, it's pretty ok. If you planned, you can do it all. don't worry! But for my, speaking as someone with anxiety, it's being pretty stressful. I worry if what I did is not good enough and I spend the whole day checking my email to see if I get a interview.
  10. Alexa P.

    What questions do you have for Columbia University Film School admissions department?

    FilmSchool.org is excited to announce our interview with Columbia University School of the Arts! Columbia is among the top-ranked film schools in the United States and the world. In 2022, The Hollywood Reporter named Columbia SOA no. 7 on its annual list of the 25 best American film schools...
  11. Columbia University: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as a Columbia Film Student

    Columbia University: How to Apply for 2024, Acceptance Rate, and What To Expect as a Columbia Film Student

    At Columbia University School of the Arts, film is approached as storytelling in motion. Filmmakers learn future-forward visual and narrative filmmaking techniques while mastering the technicalities and business aspects of the industry. In 2023, The Hollywood Reporter also ranked the ivy league...
  12. Columbia University's BA film program is now FREE for families making under $150,000 per year

    Columbia University's BA film program is now FREE for families making under $150,000 per year

    Columbia University has updated their Undergraduate Financial Aid for the 2022-2023 Academic Year and it states that families making less than $150,000 will be able to attend Columbia University for FREE. "On April 26, 2022, Columbia University announced additional enhancements to financial aid...
  13. M

    USC Peter Stark v Columbia Creative Producing

    This feels like a dream to even be able to say this but I have to make the impossible choice between two excellent programs, and I would really appreciate any input/insights into the specificities of the programs/thoughts/general feelings about east coast v west coast, any crumb of information...
  14. ewheeler0906

    Interview Scheduled Columbia University - MFA in Screenwriting (Fall 2022)

    Attending Columbia is my top choice. I've spoken with faculty and students alike and I cannot comprehend another school I'd rather attend. It's curriculum is great, faculty members are exceedingly joyful to talk shop with, and its based in an area closer to my friends and family. What's not to...
  15. Boethius

    Columbia University Directing/Screenwriting MFA -- 2021 Graduate -- AMA

    Hello, hopeful film school applicants. This site was my top go-to as I applied to film schools five years ago, and I know how anxiety-inducing the application process can be. I graduated this spring and still believe Columbia was the best choice for me. Please feel free to ask questions about...
  16. nebulatta

    Waitlisted (After Interview) Columbia Film MFA

    **manifesting**
  17. DarynRobinson

    Denied (w/o Interview) Columbia University MFA Film

  18. T

    What is Columbia MFA Screenwriting/Directing Application Deadline?

    Hi! Does anyone know the exact time that the Columbia MFA Screenwriting/Directing application is due? I know that it says December 15th, but is there an exact time? Thanks for your help!
  19. C

    Columbia MFA Screenwriting video submission?

    Hi! I have my Columbia application almost entirely finished, but I keep going back to the optional video upload. I have short films I have made, but I'm wondering if I need to add them if I'm only applying to screenwriting?
  20. Qinyue Luo

    Applied Columbia - Directing/Screenwriting MFA Fall2020


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