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Grad Alumnus Cary Fukunaga's "True Detective" on HBOGrad Alumnus Cary Fukunaga's "True Detective" on HBO
01/15/2014 - Alumnus Cary Fukunaga director of ‘True Detective’, Cops HBO’s Largest Premiere Audience Since 2010 More
Dr. Campbell, prepares to step down<br>from her N.Y.U. post.Dr. Campbell, prepares to step down
from her N.Y.U. post.
12/01/2013 - Because Mary Schmidt Campbell has held so many high-profile positions in New York’s cultural world, she has long chosen to be somewhat politic about sharing her personal views.  More
Primetime Emmy® WinnersPrimetime Emmy® Winners
09/23/2013 - Bravo to the NYU Tisch family on their wins at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards! More
Spike Lee Wins $300,000 Gish PrizeSpike Lee Wins $300,000 Gish Prize
09/18/2013 - The filmmaker Spike Lee is this year’s recipient of the $300,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, one of the largest in the arts, the Gish Prize Trust announced. Mr. Lee will receive the award on Oct. 30 at a private event at the Museum of Modern Art. More
topAlumna & Faculty, Susan Seidelman's, "The Hot Flashes" PremieresAlumna & Faculty, Susan Seidelman's, "The Hot Flashes" Premieres
07/08/2013 -  More
Purple List Film "MANOS SUCIAS" Wraps in ColombiaPurple List Film "MANOS SUCIAS" Wraps in Colombia
07/08/2013 - The first of the 2013 NYU Purple List films has wrapped production! More
NYU rated No.1 in new film school rankingsNYU rated No.1 in new film school rankings
06/10/2013 - New film school rankings show that New York University is No. 1, producing the most graduates that have participated in the production of quality films. More
CRI Fellows Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald Featured ProducersCRI Fellows Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald Featured Producers
05/20/2013 - CRI Fellows Josh Penn and Micheal Gottwald chosen as up and coming producers by Studio System News More
Grad Film's Student Academy Award Finalists Grad Film's Student Academy Award Finalists
05/02/2013 -  More
topIra Sachs Named Guggenheim FellowIra Sachs Named Guggenheim Fellow
04/12/2013 - Filmmaker Ira Sachs, an associate professor in the Graduate Film Program at the Maurice Kanbar Institute, has been named a Guggenheim Fellow.  More
Tisch Alumnus Ang Lee Awarded OscarTisch Alumnus Ang Lee Awarded Oscar
02/24/2013 - Ang Lee, alumnus of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts graduate film program, won the academy award for best director at the 85th Academy Awards for his film, Life of Pi. More
Tisch 2013 Oscar Nominees Include Ang Lee and Philip Seymour HoffmanTisch 2013 Oscar Nominees Include Ang Lee and Philip Seymour Hoffman
01/10/2013 - Nominations for the 85th Academy Awards® were announced Thursday, January 10th by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Tisch community continues to be well represented among the nominations.  More
Tisch School of the Arts Named Among Top 25 Film SchoolsTisch School of the Arts Named Among Top 25 Film Schools
08/18/2012 - NYU proudly still maintains the mean-streetwise filmmaking traditions More
Grad Film Alumni Association LaunchGrad Film Alumni Association Launch
08/20/2012 - The Graduate Film Department and Tisch Office of Alumni Relations are pleased to announce the launch of the NYU Tisch Graduate Film Alumni Association. We are seeking participation from Grad Film alumni to help define our mission and form a board of advisors. More
topGrad Film alumnus Alrick Brown discusses his first feature on Jamaican TV - Smile JamaicaGrad Film alumnus Alrick Brown discusses his first feature on Jamaican TV - Smile Jamaica
05/01/2012 - Television Jamaica - Alrick Brown Date Aired: 5/4/2012  More
Graduate Wasserman/King Award Winners 2012Graduate Wasserman/King Award Winners 2012
04/03/2012 - The Kanbar Institute is thrilled to announce the winners of the Wasserman/King Awards 2012  More
Grad Film Student is Winner of Media Services Production Fund Award for Producing StudentsGrad Film Student is Winner of Media Services Production Fund Award for Producing Students
04/02/2012 - Isabella Wing-Davey, a third-year student in the Graduate Film Division of the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, has been named the winner of the 2012 Robert Oberman and Gregory Pickert Media Services Graduate Film Production Fund Award. The Fund, established with a grant from Media Services, a leading payroll, accounting, and software provider for the entertainment industry, has annually made cash awards to one directing student but will now single out one third-year student for outstanding producing work instead. More
Tisch Streak at Sundance Film Festival 2012Tisch Streak at Sundance Film Festival 2012
01/28/2012 - With 1 in 3 films at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival impacted by the Tisch community, it comes as no surprise that our alumni continue to be singled out by the Institute for their excellence in cinematic storytelling.  More
Grad Film Women at the Women in Film Brunch at SundanceGrad Film Women at the Women in Film Brunch at Sundance
01/27/2012 - Producing major Mollye Mirowitz, 3rd year Sarah-Violet Bliss, Producing major Tati Barrantes, Lucy Walker, Thesis student Kristina Nikolova, 3rd year Leonora Lonsdale. More
topGrad Film Alumna Lucy Walker Nominated for an Academy AwardGrad Film Alumna Lucy Walker Nominated for an Academy Award
01/27/2012 -  More
Tisch 2012 Oscar Nominees Include Lucy Walker, Michael De Luca and Scott RudinTisch 2012 Oscar Nominees Include Lucy Walker, Michael De Luca and Scott Rudin
01/24/2012 - Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards® were announced Tuesday, January 24th by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Tisch community continues to be well represented among the nominations.  More
Spike Lee in the Hollywood ReporterSpike Lee in the Hollywood Reporter
01/19/2012 - After a long hiatus and on the eve of "Red Hook Summer's" festival debut, Spike Lee talks about "The Help," "Inside Man's" (nonstarter) sequel and the state of blacks in Hollywood. More
Chandra Wilson, Chris Columbus, Dee Rees Among Tisch Alumni Nominated for NAACP Image AwardsChandra Wilson, Chris Columbus, Dee Rees Among Tisch Alumni Nominated for NAACP Image Awards
01/19/2012 - The NAACP Image Awards is the nation's premier multi-cultural awards show celebrating the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts (television, recording, literature, motion picture and writing & directing), as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors. More
New Directors Flesh Out Black AmericaNew Directors Flesh Out Black America
01/04/2012 - Great piece in the NY Times featuring alumni from the Graduate Division, Kanbar Institute of Film and Television, including Dee Rees '07, Rashaad Ernesto Green '03/'11, Alrick Brown '08, Seith Mann '02, and Artistic Director, Graduate Film, Kanbar Institute, Spike Lee '82/HON.'98. More
topNYU Grad Film alums earn Gotham Award nominationsNYU Grad Film alums earn Gotham Award nominations
12/08/2011 - he New York Independent Filmmaker Project announced its nominations for the 21st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards.  More
Columbus/Vague Film Production Fund AwardsColumbus/Vague Film Production Fund Awards
10/04/2011 - Columbus/Vague Film Production Fund Awards Sasha Gordon and Chloe Zhao With $100,000 Each More
Saba Riazi wins best short film at the LA Film FestivalSaba Riazi wins best short film at the LA Film Festival
06/29/2011 - THE WIND IS BLOWING DOWN MY STREET, written and directed by NYU Grad Film student, Saba Riazi, was named Best Narrative Short Film at the 2011 LA Film Festival. More
On the Ice wins FIPRESCI Prize for Best New American Film  On the Ice wins FIPRESCI Prize for Best New American Film
06/21/2011 - On the Ice wins FIPRESCI Prize for Best New American Film directed by Grad Film alum, Andrew MacLean. More
James Franco's Thesis film premiered at LA Film FestJames Franco's Thesis film premiered at LA Film Fest
06/21/2011 - James Franco's Thesis film premiered at LA Film Fest More
top2011 Palm Springs Shortfest2011 Palm Springs Shortfest
06/17/2011 - Several current NYU Grad Film students were selected to participate in the 2011 Palm Springs Shortfest. More
6 NYU Semifinalist Nominations for Student Academy Awards6 NYU Semifinalist Nominations for Student Academy Awards
04/19/2011 -  More
"Anarchy""Anarchy"
03/15/2011 - Melanie Delloye: Anarchy using the Sony PMWF3. The video attempts to push the limit of the camera. More
Spirit and Oscar Victories for Four from NYU Tisch School's Kanbar Institute of Film & TVSpirit and Oscar Victories for Four from NYU Tisch School's Kanbar Institute of Film & TV
02/27/2011 - Four of NYU Tisch Kanbar Institute of Film & Television's own were victorious at ceremonies that saw tight competition amongst filmmakers and actors alike. More
Guilds Recognize Tisch Director & ActorsGuilds Recognize Tisch Director & Actors
01/31/2011 - In ceremonies over the weekend, the Directors Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild recognized four Tisch alumni in their annual award ceremonies.  More
topNYU GRAD FILM PLACES 6 FEATURES IN COMPETITION AT SUNDANCENYU GRAD FILM PLACES 6 FEATURES IN COMPETITION AT SUNDANCE
12/01/2010 - 5 of the 16 features in US Narrative competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival were written and directed by students and alums of the Grad Film Program at NYU. More
God of Love shortlist for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Live Action ShortGod of Love shortlist for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Live Action Short
12/01/2010 - NYU GRAD FILM PLACES 7 FEATURES IN COMPETITION AT SUNDANCE 6 of the 16 features in competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival have their roots in the Grad Film Program at NYU. More
NYU Kanbar Graduate Film Faculty SearchNYU Kanbar Graduate Film Faculty Search
11/29/2010 - The Kanbar Graduate Film Program searching to fill a full-time faculty positions on the Arts Professor track (non-tenure, open rank, 1 – 5 year contracts) or on a one-year visiting basis (for a senior faculty applicant or for a professional in the industry) to commence in the 2012/2013 academic year in film directing. More
Camp Victory, AfghanistanCamp Victory, Afghanistan
11/29/2010 - Using almost 300 hours of footage shot over the course of five years, filmmaker Carol Dysinger's critically acclaimed documentary Camp Victory, Afghanistan tells the story of the new Afghan National Army (ANA) and the U.S. National Guardsmen sent to mentor them. More
WINTER'S BONE picks up 7 Independent Spirit Award nominations!WINTER'S BONE picks up 7 Independent Spirit Award nominations!
11/29/2010 - WINTER'S BONE, written and directed by NYU Grad Film alum, and former Adjunct Professor, Debra Granik, led all films with seven Independent Spirit Awards. More
topArun Chaudhary creates role of White House VideographerArun Chaudhary creates role of White House Videographer
11/29/2010 - Grad Film alum, Arun Chaudhary, was an Adjunct Professor in the department until he left in 2007 to become Barack Obama's personal videographer. More
Bill Reilly Memorial Bill Reilly Memorial
10/04/2010 - NYU will host a memorial service for Bill on Thursday evening, October 14, at 6pm at Cantor, 36 East 8th Street. More
Bohdana Smyrnova wins Best Director in Ukraine Film Festival!Bohdana Smyrnova wins Best Director in Ukraine Film Festival!
10/03/2010 - NYU Grad Film Alum Bohdana Smyrnova named Best Director More
Woodstock Film FestivalWoodstock Film Festival
09/01/2010 - Several films made by NYU Grad Film students will be part of the Woodstock Film Festival in October. More
Spike Lee premieres 2nd New Orleans documentary on HBOSpike Lee premieres 2nd New Orleans documentary on HBO
09/08/2010 - NYU Grad Film alum/Artistic Director Spike Lee has followed up his award winning documentary WHEN THE LEVEES BROKE: A REQUIEM IN FOUR ACTS. More
topFour Grad Film Students Among 'Filmmaker' 25 New FacesFour Grad Film Students Among 'Filmmaker' 25 New Faces
08/01/2010 - Four Grad Film students are featured in Filmmaker Magazine's annual survey of new independent film talent. More
Grad Film Wins Gold And Silver At Student Academy AwardsGrad Film Wins Gold And Silver At Student Academy Awards
06/07/2010 - Grad Film takes the two top spots at the 2010 Student Academy Awards. More
Thesis Feature Wins Writing AwardThesis Feature Wins Writing Award
06/01/2010 - Grad Film alum Alli Haapasalo takes home the best screenplay award at the 2010 Brooklyn International Film Festival. More
Holy Rollers Opens NationallyHoly Rollers Opens Nationally
05/01/2010 - Holy Rollers, co-produced by Grad Film student Ryan Silbert, opens nationally on May 21st. More
Madrid Tourism Board And Grad FilmMadrid Tourism Board And Grad Film
12/01/2009 - NYU grad film students sweep a competition created by Madrid's tourism board. More
topGrad Film Wins Big At Sundance 2010Grad Film Wins Big At Sundance 2010
12/01/2009 - Grad Film students and alumni took home several of the major prizes at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. More
Todd Solondz Joins NYU Grad Film FacultyTodd Solondz Joins NYU Grad Film Faculty
08/01/2009 - NYU Grad Film welcomes a number of new faculty members, including acclaimed writer / director Todd Solondz. More
Filmmaker Magazine 'Faces of Independent Film'Filmmaker Magazine 'Faces of Independent Film'
07/01/2009 - Grad Film students are recognized as part of Filmmaker Magazine's list of the '25 New Face of Independent Film'. More
NYU Grad Film BlogNYU Grad Film Blog
06/17/2009 - CineCity, the newsletter of the NYU Graduate Film Department, Maurice Kanbar Institute for Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts is back as a blog! Click the link to check it out. More
Grad Film Students Selected For Sundace Labs 2009Grad Film Students Selected For Sundace Labs 2009
06/07/2009 - Three Graduate Film students will be participating in the 2009 Sundance labs. More
topUpdate - Commercials Success for Grad Film StudentsUpdate - Commercials Success for Grad Film Students
05/01/2009 - Award recognition for spec commercials produced by NYU Grad Film students. More
2009 MFA Graduate Film Market2009 MFA Graduate Film Market
04/24/2009 - The Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film & Television's Graduate Film Division will hold its 2009 public screening of student thesis films in a market format on Tuesday, May 5, from 3 to 6 p.m. The event will be held in the Lower Level theaters of 721 Broadway. More
Wasserman / King Awards Winners AnnouncedWasserman / King Awards Winners Announced
04/01/2009 - The winners of the 2009 Wasserman / King Awards, announced at the close of the First Run Film Festival More
'Adelaide' wins Gen Art Film Festival'Adelaide' wins Gen Art Film Festival
04/01/2009 - Grad Film student Liliana Greenfield-Sanders wins the 2009 Gen Art Film Festival with her 2nd-year film, 'Adelaide'. More
The Chair's Workshop: Darren Aronofsky, Janusz Kaminski, Jorgen Leth and Stephen DaldryThe Chair's Workshop: Darren Aronofsky, Janusz Kaminski, Jorgen Leth and Stephen Daldry
04/01/2009 - A wide range of industry talent visits the Grad Film program in early 2009. More
topindieWIRE: Ten Exciting New Voices in Black CinemaindieWIRE: Ten Exciting New Voices in Black Cinema
04/01/2009 - NYU Graduate Film student Rashaad Ernesto Green and alumna Dee Rees make indieWIRE's list of ten exciting new voices in black film-making.  More
2nd Graduate Film International MOS Celebration2nd Graduate Film International MOS Celebration
03/01/2009 - For the second year, the Graduate Film department has had a live link-up with its sister program in Singapore to celebrate films made by first year students. More
Graduate Film Thesis Project Wins Best Director Award At Sundance For Cary Joji FukunagaGraduate Film Thesis Project Wins Best Director Award At Sundance For Cary Joji Fukunaga
02/01/2009 - A successful year for NYU at Sundance was capped by Cary Joji Fukunaga winning the Best Director award for his Graduate Film thesis project, Sin NombreMore