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New York Film Academy in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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New York Film Academy in Brazil

Overview of New York Film Academy Brazil

In association with Instituto CAL de Arte e Cultura, the New York Film Academy brings its hands-on intensive 4-week Filmmaking Workshop and 4-week Musical Theatre Workshop to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro is a bustling and exciting city known for its incredible vistas and its sexy beaches including Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. Rio’s yearly carnival celebrations in February are world-renown. In addition to Rio’s two most famous landmarks, Sugarloaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer atop Corcovado Mountain, other fantastic sights include the Sambódromo, the parade avenue with permanent fixed grandstands created specifically for Carnival, and the Tijuca Rain Forest.

In 2016, Rio de Janeiro will become the first South American city to host the summer Olympic games, and in 2014, Rio’s Maracanã Stadium, one of the largest football stadiums in the world, hosted the World Cup.


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 Portuguese during the program. This will enrich their understanding and enjoyment of Brazil.

Daily Schedule

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 Rio de Janeiro.


Students in the Filmmaking Workshops shoot using High-Definition cameras and professional lighting packages and editing software. Our film students have unprecedented access to equipment that is comparable to that of the leading degree programs in the United States.


In all our locales, our eclectic faculty for our Filmmaking and Acting for Film Workshops is comprised of experienced instructors who are professional filmmakers and actors. 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 professional experience allows students to learn from people who understand the requirements to work at the highest level.

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 at least one month prior to the start of the workshop.

If you cancel your enrollment in the workshop, the following applies: $500 deposit and tuition payment are not refundable under any circumstances other than cancellation of the program.

In order to cancel once you have enrolled, please contact our admissions office. Failure to cancel at least one month prior to the start of the workshop 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).

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