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Evan Bartlett
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Mike Herbert
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Cinema Art + Science

Cinema Art + Science at Columbia College Chicago cultivates artists with a unique vision and the desire to express that vision on film. At the same time, we develop the technical skills that support this creative passion. Believing that the best way to learn filmmaking is to make films, we stress collaborative film and video production: classes are taught through a project-based, hands-on, student-centered process. Our diverse student body, imaginative faculty and state of the art facilities combine to develop the creative, conceptual, and technical skills needed to become a working film or video professional.

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Creating Industry Buzz From Baltimore

MFA Candidate Angel Kristi Williams who was recently named one of 10 directors to watch always had aspirations to be a media or image maker.  Read more...

Experimental Film Society Field Trip

Sixteen students and alumni of the CA+S Experimental Film Society recently traveled to the 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival to meet experimental, narrative, and documentary filmmakers from around the world. Read more...

Shooting on a Shoestring

CA+S adjunct faculty member Del Harvey brought together industry professionals and CCC students to make a micro budget horror anthology filmed in Chicago.  Read more...

Are you thirsty enough? Thirsty enough to win?

CA+S MFA Candidate Robert Forney represents the college as a finalist in the Sprite Films™ competition. Read more...

"Let's Make Something Out of Nothing."

Ten finalist films made by 30+ filmmakers in CA+S Foundations classes screened before a full house at the 26th semi-annual Take 1 Student Film Festival followed by a Q&A and a presentation of awards.  Read more...

SXSW Recap from the Chair

CA+S Chair Bruce Sheridan attended the Film and Interactive programs at South By Southwest (SXSW) 2014: It is very clear that the world has now moved beyond the polarization of “old” and “new” media to an understanding that all media aspire in some way to be cinematic. Read more...

Watching Big Movies on the Small Screen

The Chicago Tribune recently interviewed three CA+S students: So what's it like to be a young filmmaker in that 18-24 bracket shooting stories destined to be watched on a strange variety of screens?  Read more...

ARTS & CRAFTS Goes Viral

Arts & Crafts', a CCC student-created comedic web series, first season available on Vimeo and YouTube.  Read more...

FROZEN Effects Supervisor

CA+S Animation alum Marlon West (BA '85) was Effects Supervisor on the animated film Frozen that won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature.  Read more...

Moving Air Through Sound

CA+S alum Eric Justen (BA ’98) was recently nominated for his third Cinema Audio Society Award for re-recording sound on the television drama series Breaking BadRead more…

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April 23-24, 2014
Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor

For doc lovers, by doc lovers!
  FREE for all!

SP14 MFA Thesis Screening

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 5:30 pm
Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor

5:30 pm Reception
6:00 pm Introductions and Thesis Screening
Q&A with the Filmmakers Follows

CA+S Manifest Free for All

Thursday, May 15 + Friday, May 16, 2014
1104 S. Wabash and 1600 S. State

Check out what CA+S has planned for Columbia College Chicago's urban arts festival.

Where in the World Are We Screening?

Featuring students, faculty, staff, and alums traveling the film festival circuit.