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Affiliations and Awards

As an international institution for the study and practice of the visual and performing arts, New York Film Academy is affiliated with and has been awarded by a number of prestigious organizations around the world. The below is a partial listing:

The New York Film Academy is:
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  • Is a Carnegie Classification Institution in the Special Focus/Arts: Schools of Art, Music, and Design category. The Carnegie Classification has been the leading framework for recognizing and describing institutional diversity in U.S. higher education for the past four and a half decades.
  • Is affiliated with Endicott College which is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Students studying at our locations in Florence, Paris, Beijing, Shanghai, and Gold Coast have the opportunity to receive transcripts issued by Endicott College offering transferability of credits to other regionally accredited institutions of higher education.
  • A Recipient Institution for the Fulbright Program, which is the flagship international exchange program sponsored by the government.
  • An institutional organizer, producer, and sponsor of the 2015 Fulbright Film Festival and TEDxFulbright Events.
  • A recipient of funded students from the FULBRIGHT-LASPAU Program in affiliation with Harvard University.
  • A host institution of AMIDEAST for Fulbright-sponsored students from the Mideast and North Africa.
  • A host educational institution for students supported by UNESCO and the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP).
  • Affiliated with the ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS) for scholarships through its Academic Scholarship Program and the Special Caribbean Scholarships Program (SPECAF).
  • Is ranked #4 in the US Department of State's 2015 Open Doors survey of international students out of thousands in the category of 'Special Focus Institutions'.
  • A licensed educational institution by the Florida Commission for Independent Education (FCIE) as a degree-granting institution.
  • Approved and accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA).
  • Accepted by the Australian Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
  • An approved educational partner by the governments of China (Ministry of Education), Saudi Arabia (SACM), Government of Iraq (Kurdistan Scholarship Program), Iceland (LIN), Sweden (CSN), Finland (KELA), Macedonia (Macedonia Scholarship Program), Colombia, (Colfuturo), Spain (Talentia), Brazil (BSMP), Ecuador (SENESCYT), Panama (IFARHU), Malaysia (National Film Development Corporation Malaysia-FINAS) and (MSC Malaysia), Mexico (FIDERH), Kazakhstan (Bolshak Fellowship & Scholarship), and Latin America & Caribbean (OAS Rowe Fund).
  • Affiliated through articulation agreements with more than a dozen universities and colleges worldwide, including The New School, St. Johns University, Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), Santa Monica College, San Diego City College, Regents College London.
  • A partner with the Government of Tuscany and the Tuscan Film Commission, which provided NYFA with a renovated renaissance era building in the historic center of Florence.
  • Associated with the Tuscany Film Commission.
  • A member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).
  • An IIE Network Member Institution.
  • A partner with the U.S. Department of State's EducationUSA Program.
  • A Global Program Partner of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA).
  • A member of Generation Study Abroad of the Institute of International Education (IIE).
  • A member of the International Associations of University Presidents (IAUP).
  • A member of the Australian Cinematographers Society (ACS).
  • A member of the Australian Directors Guild (ADG).
  • An approved recipient educational institution of the Yellow Ribbon Program for U.S. Military Servicemembers and their families.
  • An award winning 'Top Military Friendly School.'
  • A sponsor and supporter of Producers Guild Association (PGA) events.
  • A STEAM education curriculum partner with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA GSFC), James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Tufts University, Caltech, and Radiant Zemax.
  • A partner with Globo Industries (Brazil), CCTV (China), The New York Jets Football Organization, SONY Animation, Ciudad De La Luz.
  • Associated with Final Draft providing a special fellowship in Writing for Film & Television.
  • A supporter of many film festivals around the world including the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
  • Affiliated with major film and entertainment studios including Warner Brothers Studios, Disney's Hollywood Studio.
  • Our students have access to film projects at Universal Studios and Village Roadshow Studios.
  • A partner with many art and culture institutions including Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, and Cultural Ministry of the Vatican.
  • Associated with numerous media organizations including VIACOM, Al Jazeera, NBC Sports, Time Warner Cable Sports, and Time Warner Cable Deportes.
  • Educational partners with RED Digital Cinema Camera and Company B&H Camera and Video.
  • A collaborating institution with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
  • An awardee of the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Association for Export Achievement Recognition.
  • A U.S. Department of Defense contract recipient.
  • Recognized by the Abu Dhabi Authority of Culture & Tourism (ADACT).
  • Awardee of the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro First International Student Award
  • An Avid Learning Partner.
  • An Autodesk Certificated Maya training center.
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Community Engagement

The New York Film Academy believes in giving back to communities. The below is a partial listing:
  • A partner institution of the People to People Student Ambassador Program.
  • Collaborated with Free Arts for Abused Kids by providing a 6-week program at Valley Village Community Health Center.
  • Supports the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) by providing inner city students with 8-week hands-on training programs.
  • Underwrites a youth film festival, scholarships, mentorships, and free programs to disadvantaged teens in collaboration with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
  • Supports Get On The Bus Program, Free Arts Organization, NYC Parks and Recreation, Off the Wall Graffiti, Inner City Shakespeare Ensemble, and many other community based nonprofits.

Campaign for Middle School Success

In the interest of increasing the participation of groups historically underrepresented in filmmaking and acting we have set up several programs to encourage specifically African American, Latino and low-income middle school children to learn about the art of filmmaking and acting. Launched in 2008, the mission of New York City's Campaign for Middle School Success is a comprehensive, strategic, and citywide effort to improve student achievement and engagement. As part of this campaign, the New York Film Academy invites the New York City public middle schools to nominate 200 students each summer to participate in a two-week filmmaking workshop. The schools that are specifically targeted in this program are ones that have historically been neglected by arts programs. The films completed during the two-week programs are celebrated at the Middle School Film Festival. NYFA's mission is to expose students to the art of filmmaking and/or acting and connect them to the possibilities of further study after high school.

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