Not Available for Summer 2013
OVERVIEWNYFA is landing in Madrid! For the first time, the prestigious Madrid based film school ECAM is hosting NYFA´s Filmmaking course.
Madrid is the very center of Spain´s film production industry. Its streets have witnessed thousands of shootings including films by acclaimed Spanish and American directors such as Pedro Almodóvar, Steven Soderberg, Alejandro Amenábar, Jim Jarmush, or Alex de la Iglesia amongst many others.
Famous for its cultural life, its crowded and picturesque city center and its exciting nightlife, Madrid is the perfect place to learn and enjoy filming. In Madrid students will find hundreds of new places to discover: the Royal Palace, the Prado Museum, the multicultural district of Lavapies, the Retiro park, the Reina Sofia Museum, the Rastro flea market or the lively neighborhoods of La Latina, Chueca or Malasaña.
The Filmaking course will be held at ECAM located in the “Ciudad de la Imagen” and home of great directors, cinematographers and scriptwriters since 1994. Supplied with two spacious sets, classrooms, an auditorium and lots of shooting space, the school will become a second home for our students.
The New York Film Academy has an open enrollment. Serious students from all backgrounds are welcome to apply. No previous experience is required. However, all New York Film Academy Workshops are extremely intensive. Students who enroll should be prepared to live and breathe their work during these workshops. Given the nature of filmmaking and the necessity of working in crews, students must be willing to devote themselves not only to their own projects, but to their classmates’ projects as well. As space is limited, we recommend early application to guarantee a place in the workshop of your choice.
All courses are taught in English. However, interested students should take the opportunity to work on their conversational Spanish during the program. This will enrich their understanding and enjoyment of Spain.
Every workshop is full-time, with classes or shooting organized nearly every day of the week. The schedules are rigorous; however, students will have the opportunity to explore Madrid and surrounding areas.
Students in the Filmmaking Workshops shoot High-Definition cameras and portable Lowel lighting packages for every shoot. All students edit digitally using Final Cut Pro on Macintosh computers. The equipment our Film Academy students use is comparable to that of the leading degree programs in the United States.
In all our locations, our eclectic faculty for our Filmmaking workshops is comprised of experienced instructors who are professional filmmakers. Many of our filmmaking instructors have Master of Fine Arts degrees from the most prestigious film programs in the United States. These include New York University, Columbia University, the University of Southern California, and UCLA. Our Acting for Film faculty has equally impressive credentials, and their film industry experience allows students to learn from people who understand the requirements to work at the highest level.
NOTE: Cancellation and Refunds
To enroll and guarantee your place in this workshop, you may apply online or by mail and submit a 500€ deposit that will be applied towards tuition. Full payment is due July 5th, 2013.
If you cancel your enrollment in the workshop, the following applies:
500€ is not refundable under any circumstances other than cancellation of the program; program fees (minus the 500€ deposit) are refundable until July 5th, 2013. No refunds are available after July 5th, 2013
In order to cancel once you have enrolled, please contact our admissions office. Failure to cancel prior to July 5th, 2013 deadline will result in a bill for the full program fee.
In the event that we must cancel a program, all enrolled students will be notified immediately and given a full refund of program fees (including the 500€ deposit).