Student Films to Be Screened

Photograph: A scene from "A Ticket to Ride," to be screened Fri. Apr. 26.

Showcasing fresh writing and directing talent, the Film Division of Columbia's School of the Arts and HBO are hosting the 1996 Festival of Film and Video from Apr. 21 to 28.

The festival will include "Three Nights of Film Screenings," as well as "Short Works on Video" and "The Festival of New Screenwriters."

The week will conclude with the annual faculty selection of best films and the presentation of awards.

"Short Works on Video" will begin the festival on Sun., Apr. 21, at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and will include eight narrative pieces, selected by the faculty, directed by first and second year film students.

Representing the best of Columbia film writing, "The Festival of New Screenwriters" will showcase, in the form of staged readings, six excerpts from screenplays written by graduating screenwriters and chosen by the faculty.

The festival will also provide a venue for the Film Division's Comedy Writers Group, a writing workshop taught by Oscar-nominated Janet Roach.

Five short sketches will be presented on Mon., Apr. 22, at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.

"Three Programs: Short Works on Film" will be presented at Angelika 57 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Also, on Friday at 7:00 P.M. at Angelika 57, "Faculty Selects: Short Works on Film" will be offered.

Screenings will include: "Child's Play," written and directed by Luis Dantas; "Open Window," written and directed by Jennifer Atkins; "The In-Between," written an d directed by Michael Ranch; "The Killers," written and directed by Tanya Hamilton, and "Boot Camp," written and directed by John Matthews.

Columbia University Record -- April 19, 1996 -- Vol. 21, No. 24