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Come out to see the new documentary film The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 before it premieres in theaters! The Time: Thursday, September 1st at 6pm The Place: The Columbia campus in Dodge Hall in Rm. 511 Seating for the event is first come first served, so please be early if possible! All students are welcome! [...]
William Sutphin is an Ivy League trained filmmaker who has been named “Best African -American Student Filmmaker for 2008″ by the Director’s Guild Of America. He is also a former Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellow. He earned his M.F.A in Directing from Columbia University’s Film Division in 2008 and also holds a B.A. in History from Hampton University.
KHARY JONES was born and raised in Camden, New Jersey. He is currently completing his MFA in Film Directing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and was recently named by indieWire as one of their “10 Exciting New Voices in Black Cinema.” In a recent Boston Globe profile, Jones explains that his most recent [...]
Born in New Jersey and raised in Taiwan, Pan received an MFA degree in Directing from the Columbia University Graduate Film School in 1997 while working as an International Sales Executive in film distribution. Pan’s graduate thesis short film “Face” garnered various awards from film festivals worldwide, including the DIRECTOR’S GUILD AWARD for Best Asian [...]
* Note: This screening is only open to current Columbia University Film Students The Carla Kuhn Series and Filmmakers of Color United in Spirit are thrilled to announce PRECIOUS Friday October 16th at 3:45pm Dodge Hall, Room 511 Lifetime Screening Room Followed by Q + A with screenwriter Geoff Fletcher + director Lee Daniels! Moderated [...]
FOCUS meeting this Friday. 2 – 3 P.M. room 512 Filmmakers of Color United in Spirit invites you to our first general meeting, this Friday at 2 P.M.Filmmakers of Color United in Spirit is a multicultural organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of filmmakers and film scholars of color within Columbia University, networking with alumni [...]
Monday, May 18 at 1pm FOCUS will host its first annual “Picnic, Potluck, & Field Day” in Morningside Park. The event will embrace the true spirit of a potluck so everyone is encouraged to bring their own dish. Monday May 18, 2009 – 1:00 pm MORNINGSIDE PARK Picnic Area (near pond next to basketball court [...]
Khary Jones, Randall Dottin, and Moon Molson were among those honored with the distinction of “Ten Exciting New Voices in Black Cinema” in Indie Wire’s Shorts Monthly section. The filmmakers featured are as follows:Randall Dottin – Dottin’s 30-minute short, “Lifted,” is a captivating story of an aging dancer/single mother and the encounter in a subway [...]
(Note: This event is only open to Columbia School of the Arts Students) FOCUS is thrilled to announce that Susan Batson-Artistic Director of the Black Nexxus Studio, author and acting coach to actors such as Juliette Binoche, Nicole Kidman, Chris Rock and Tom Cruise will be holding a directing actors workshop on Saturday, March 7th [...]
The FOCUS February Celebration scheduled for Thursday has been postponed. Please continue to check back to find out when it will be rescheduled. Thank you for your support!