Fulbright Program & NYFA

Learn More About The Fulbright Program

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is proud to have welcomed more than 100 Fulbright students from nearly 40 countries. Most are grantees of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program, who enroll in NYFA’s MFA and MA programs to achieve their artistic and educational goals.

NYFA is privileged to have Fulbright program alumni as part of its faculty, including writer-director Miguel Cruz.  Cruz attended NYFA in 2006 before directing award-winning TV projects (Aida) and feature films (Vulnerables) in Spain.

Annually, NYFA enrolls a Fulbright recipient in a graduate program thanks to a special award from the Fulbright Commission in Spain, which supports young talented Spanish filmmakers.

NYFA has been pleased to host and organize a Fulbright Film Festival and has been delighted to produce Fulbright TedX events.

NYFA is proud to partner with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State, as well as AMIDEAST, IIE, and LASPAU.

Please note: NYFA does not represent that these are typical or guaranteed career outcomes. The success of our graduates in any chosen professional pathway depends on multiple factors, and the achievements of NYFA alumni are the result of their hard work, perseverance, talent and circumstances.

About The Fulbright Program

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the U.S. and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. Fifty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes; 78 have won Pulitzer Prizes.

For further information visit the Fulbright webpage.