Columbia sets bicoastal fest

Dean sez over half of the films 'focus on people of color'

See lineupThe 16th annual Columbia U. Film Festival will unspool April 28-May 9 in Gotham and June 2-3 in Los Angeles.

Fest will present over $110,000 in kudos to selections from the 40 student films, digital vids, and screenplays.

“More than half of the films focus on people of color, putting the festival on the cutting edge of independent and break-over films,” said Bruce Ferguson, dean of Columbia’s School of Arts.

Annmarie Jacir’s pic “like twenty impossibles” investigates process of docu filmmaking in Israel’s West Bank and has also been accepted into 2003 Canne Film Festival’s Cinefondation.

And the festval entries are . . .

Program A:
Monday, April 28th – 5:15 PM
Mercury in Retrograde
Perp School
Sophisticated Romance
Like Twenty Impossibles

Program B:
Monday April 28th – 8:15 PM
Based on a True Story
Fade to Black
Nkan Mii/Something Else

Program C:
Tuesday, April 29th – 5:15 PM
Welcome to Life
Yume No Alto/ What is Left of the Dream
Fancy Girl
Lincoln 44
Goose Down

Program D:
Tuesday, April 29th – 8:15 PM
Together Alone
Thicker Than Water
Charlie Primitive

Program E:
Wednesday, April 30th – 5:15 PM
Personal Rain
A South Bronx Tale

Program F:
Wednesday, April 30th – 8:15 PM
The Human Press
As Luck Would Have it
Frozen Moon
Maree (Tides)
Gardening Tips for Housewives

Program G:
Thursday, May 1st – 5:15 PM
Conversations with ID
The Man Who Killed and Ate the Thing He Loved
Corporate Dawgz
A Little Chance (El Chancecito)

Program H:
Thursday, May 1st – 8:15 PM
Jesus Henry Christ
Also Lies
Life Document 2: Identity

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