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Our program mentors young artists in the traditions and innovations of an evolving media landscape that is deeply rooted in visual storytelling.

We incubate personal vision through collaboration and active engagement with the world of art and ideas.  

As a community, we are unified in our commitment to rigorous personal inquiry, technical excellence, engagement with the liberal arts, and making a contribution to a larger world beyond the self.

Together, our faculty, staff, and students create more than 5,000 films per year.  

Since 1965, our program has had a significant impact on the cultural and artistic landscape. Notable graduates include directors Martin Scorsese (Goodfellas) and Chris Columbus (Night at the Museum), editor Sally Menke (Pulp Fiction), independent filmmakers Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Joel Cohen (Fargo), directors of photography Reed Morano (Frozen River) and Ernest Dickerson (Do the Right Thing), TV writer/producers Damon Lindelof (Lost) and Emily Whitesell (Homicide: Life on the Street), documentarians Nanette Burstein (American Teen) and Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me), and Pixar Studios animation artists Alex Woo and Andrew Coats.

Making 'Bandito' at Tisch was an incredible experience that I'll always cherish. The collaborative process exposed me to many talented and driven individuals, each of whom worked tirelessly to make this film as successful as possible.

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Evan Kelman

Class of 2015, His film 'Bandito' premiered at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

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