Richard Peña has been enthralled with film for as long as he can remember. As a 9-year-old perusing the shelves of the 96th Street branch of the New York Public Library in Manhattan, the young Peña gravitated towards the section on cinema.

Duy Linh Tu, an assistant professor at Columbia Journalism School, has been teaching students digital storytelling techniques since 2

Under, directed by Mark Raso ('12 SOA), written by Raso and Jake Crane (4th year Screenwriting) and produced by Jean-Marceau Sécheret ('11 SOA) won a Gold Medal in the Narrative category at this year's 39th Annual Student Academy Awards.

Radcliffe, right, filmed scenes at campus locations including, College Walk, Low Library and Havemeyer Hall. Image credit: Barbara Alper/Columbia University

Daniel Radcliffe strode up the steps of Low Library, dressed in a tweed jacket, sweater vest and a tie. With a rucksack slung over his shoulder and horn-rimmed glasses perched on his nose, he was the very picture of a first-year Columbia College student—circa 1943.

Charlie Rose and Claude Lanzmann at the March 20 taping in Faculty House Image credit: Michael Dames/Columbia University

In completing his critically acclaimed memoir, French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann eschewed chronological order. The iconic 87-year-old director of the definitive Holocaust documentary, "Shoah," dictated every word, in a method that “was a process of discovering myself,” he said.

Milos Forman and Michael Hausman. Image credit: Michael Dames/Columbia University

Since its founding in 1966, the MFA Film Program at Columbia University School of the Arts has been shaped in large part by the guiding principles of two-time Academy Award-winning director Milos Forman.