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Cinema Art + Science
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CCCAS 2013
ELIZABETH A MARTIN
DAVID CHARRY
BECKS WALLACE
BASHIR SAID

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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"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...

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...

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...

Back in Baltimore with CHARLOTTE



CA+S MFA Candidate Angel Kristi Williams is on Paste Magazine's 10 Black Directors to Watch in 2014 and has been selected as a Director for Film Independent Project Involve, a mentoring program that will coincide with the making of her thesis film Charlotte. 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 recently 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…

Sundance Recap from the Chair



CA+S Chair Bruce Sheridan highlights CCC's indie spirit at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Read more...

Cutting Through The Field



Screen, a production publication covering many facets of the film industry, recently featured three CA+S alums as Up & Coming Editors.  Read more...

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Where in the World Are We Screening?



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

Cinema Slapdown Round 52: THE MASTER

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7pm
Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor



Featuring Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and Humanities Ann ("Praise be!") Hetzel Gunkel, Ph.D. versus internationally known film critic Jonathan ("I will not bow before this false idol!") Rosenbaum

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The Hidden Heart: A Life of Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears

Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7 pm
Film Row Cinema, 1104 S. Wabash, 8th Floor



FREE screening of a documentary that delves into the relationship between two musicians and their masterpieces.  Presented by the Chicago Chamber Musicians followed by a post-film discussion with CA+S Professor Doreen Bartoni.

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