Call for Directors

Hey Everybody!
Heard of the Production Season? Well, the time has come to apply to direct one of the five films that CUFP will be backing next Spring! We know you’re interesting in learning more about filmmaking, and this is the opportunity for you! There will be a few weeks of directors’ workshops in which our Director of Productions (Ariel Endacott) and Associate Manager of Operations (Burak Azakoglu) will teach basic filming practices and techniques, set-procedure, and everything you need to know to put together and direct a short film around campus.

No experience in film? Not a film studies major? Doesn’t matter! CUFP aims to create the opportunities for students to get together and learn about filmmaking in an informative and collaborative environment. Scripts will be provided by the fabulous writers in this semester’s screenwriting workshop — five of them will be produced into short films by you guys!

How to Apply: First, do your best to make it to the Table Read on December 9th in Carman Lounge from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. This is your chance to look at the production options for next semester. Then, once you’ve looked the scripts over, send the following to cufilmproductions@columbia.edu (there will also be interviews held after the application deadline on December 12th):

– Statement of interest; why do you want to direct?
– Description of past experience; this can be in film and/or related fields—i.e. theater, design, etc.
– Résumé; please include any on-campus project/club involvement
– Top three script preferences; out of the ten production season scripts
– Time available to interview on December 12th
– And lastly, School, Major, Class/Year, and Contact Info

DUE DATE: December 10th by Pumpkin Time (Midnight)

NOTE: You CAN submit your application without your 3 film preferences before the Table Read. After the Table Read, send in your preferences by the application deadline. You must attend the Table Read or read the scripts to apply!

If you cannot come to the table read and you still want to direct a film next semester, you must let us know so that we can email you copies of the scripts.

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