former student Chloe Sarbib ’20 received the jury prize for its short film, jensenin the female category at the 2022 DGA Student Film Awards. The film was co-written by Chloé & Gina Hackett ’20 and produced by Walid Alqahtani ’20.
The Directors Guild of America Student Film Awards honor diverse filmmakers, with winners in each category receiving a cash prize of $2,500.
Chloe Sarbib is an American and Franco-Algerian screenwriter, director and editor based in Brooklyn. A graduate of Yale (BA) and Columbia (MFA, screenwriting/directing), Chloe’s work often explores blurred identities. His films have performed and won awards at festivals in the United States and abroad, including Palm Springs International ShortFest, Seattle International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, Provincetown Film Festival, NewFest, Brooklyn Film Festiva; and the Bushwick Film Festival. His short film, Friendwas Best Student Short at the Provincetown Film Festival and Best New York Short at NewFest.
Chloé has been supported by the Janowsky Screenwriting Fellowship, the Indian Paintbrush Production Grant, the Saltonstall Foundation and the Catwalk Institute. His screenplay The events, about an Algerian in Paris in the 1960s, was a 2021 Jerusalem Film Lab finalist. It also won the Zaki Gordon Memorial Award for Excellence in Screenwriting and was chosen for faculty selections at Columbia. Additional projects include Her tender eyesa feature-length script about two competitive female musicians that was a finalist for the 2020 Nantucket October Colony, 2020 Oxbelly Lab, and 2021 Sundance Development Track; Calvados, a French feature film selected for the Cine Qua Non Storylines Lab 2021; and Luna Glen, a pilot on hereditary trauma. She taught an undergraduate screenwriting lab at Columbia, and also studied at La Fémis in Paris and FAMU in Prague.