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Columbia U. and Lincoln Center to Co-Present Film Fest

15 April 2013 2:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Columbia University and Lincoln Center have paired up to present the university’s 26th annual film festival in May, where Columbia alum Adam Davidson will receive this year’s Andrew Sarris award for artistic achievement.

New York-based fest, which runs May 3 through 9, screens more than 40 thesis short films and and feature screenplays by Mfa students at Columbia’s film program. Other activities will include a panel discussion and a pitch contest before the jury award ceremony on May 9.

Columbia University School of the Arts film program will co-present the week-long festivities with the Film Society of Lincoln Center, marking the second time both orgs have paired up for the event.

The Andrew Sarris award recognizes artistic achievement by and service of Columbia alumni. Davidson’s directorial debut, “The Lunch Date,” won the Palme d’Or for short film at Cannes and the 1991 Oscar for live action short film. Since then, »

- Rachel Abrams

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