Arts & Entertainment
by Billie Cohen and Howard Halle, Time Out New York contributors, 03/17/2010
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1. Columbia University Film Festival
For 23 years, this fest has been showing off projects by the uni's M.F.A. students—and in a few cases, they've gone on to garner Oscar attention. Cases in point: The Hurt Locker's Kathryn Bigelow first showed her work here, as did Walk the Line's James Mangold. IFC Center, 323 Sixth Avenue at 3rd St. (cufilmfest.com). April 26–May 7, $10–$15.
2. Dusty Film and Animation Festival at SVA
This coming-out party for emerging filmmakers and animators ends with a gala awards ceremony featuring celeb presenters and industry pros. SVA Theatre, 333 W. 23rd St. between Eighth and Ninth Avenues (212-592-2010, sva.edu/dusty). May 2–7, free.
3. First Run Festival at NYU/Tisch
This annual fest showcases projects in film, video and animation by students at Tisch School of the Arts's Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television. Cantor Film Center, 36 E. 8th St. between Greene St. and University Place, room 200 (212-998-4100). April 7–12, $5.
4. NewFilmmakers NY Film School Series
As part of its weekly screenings at Anthology Film Archives, the NewFilmmakers NY series occasionally presents work by students from around the world, including NYC. Check the website to see when the prodigies are included. Anthology Film Archives, 32 Second Avenue at 2nd St. (newfilmmakers.com). Usually Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, $6.
For more student film festivals, vist Time Out New York.