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Join us in celebrating NYFA alumni debuting films at the 77th Cannes Film Festival! Under the direction of jury president, filmmaker, and actress Greta Gerwig, known for the 2023 blockbuster…

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May heralds Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month — celebrating the histories of Americans hailing from across the Asian continent and the Pacific Ocean. The shape and…

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New York Film Academy (NYFA) Films Episode of ‘The College Tour’ Streaming on Amazon Prime in October 2023

Ten students from the New York Film Academy (NYFA) starred in NYFA’s episode of The College Tour, an online television show that showcases colleges and universities around the country. NYFA’s…

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2024 Spotlight

NYFA Division of Veterans Services (DVS) Visit NBC Studios Trending
April 2, 2024

NYFA Division of Veterans Services (DVS) Visit NBC Studios

Recently, the Division of Veterans Services (DVS), of the New York Film Academy (NYFA)  was provided a very special insider tour of NBC Studios in Rockefeller Center by the DVS Chair…

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NYFA Los Angeles Opens Expansive New Photography Studio
May 30, 2024

NYFA Los Angeles Opens Expansive New Photography Studio

This May, NYFA Los Angeles opened a new photography studio for students, located about ten minutes from the main campus. The studio promises to support students in our Los Angeles-based Photography…

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Film Festival Highlights

shirampari Trending
January 17, 2023

FESTIVAL FAVORITE ‘SHIRAMPARI’ DOCUMENTARY HEADED TO 2023 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

The highly-anticipated Sundance Film Festival will be live and in-person in Park City, Utah, this year for the first time since 2020. The festival, which will run from January 19 – 29,…

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NYFA Alums Premiere at the 2024 Tribeca Festival
June 11, 2024

NYFA Alums Premiere at the 2024 Tribeca Festival

This June, we celebrate NYFA alumni premiering films at the 2024 Tribeca Festival. This year’s jurors include NYFA alum Francesca Scorsese, NYFA Guest Speaker Kim Cattrall, David O. Russell, Selma…

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NYFA Community Success

NYFA Alums and Faculty Make Waves at DOC NYC Trending
November 7, 2023

NYFA Alums and Faculty Make Waves at DOC NYC

The renowned documentary film festival DOC NYC is back for another year. Held annually in New York City, DOC NYC strongly focuses on non-fiction storytelling and provides a platform for…

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NYFA Students, Faculty, and Alums Partner with Sony and Cooke Optics on The Thing’s “Country Song II” Music Video
October 4, 2023

NYFA Students, Faculty, and Alums Partner with Sony and Cooke Optics on The Thing’s “Country Song II” Music Video

NYFA proudly announces a groundbreaking collaboration with Sony, the renowned technology giant, and Cooke Optics on the music video “Country Song II” by The Thing, a four-person rock band. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York,…

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NYFA Featured Guest Speakers

NYFA WELCOMES SCREENWRITING ALUM AND MARVEL STUDIOS DIRECTOR MOHAMED DIAB TO LOS ANGELES FOR Q&A Trending
November 28, 2022

NYFA WELCOMES SCREENWRITING ALUM AND MARVEL STUDIOS DIRECTOR MOHAMED DIAB TO LOS ANGELES FOR Q&A

Years ago, Mohamed Diab was a 1-Year Screenwriting program student studying at the NYFA Los Angeles campus. Today, he is the lead director and executive producer of Marvel Studios’ Emmy Award-winning series Moon Knight, available to…

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Who was Chuck Jones? The Famous Animator’s Characters Come Alive in an Evening with Guest Speaker Craig Kausen
May 14, 2024

Who was Chuck Jones? The Famous Animator’s Characters Come Alive in an Evening with Guest Speaker Craig Kausen

Craig Kausen, grandson of the legendary animation filmmaker, Chuck Jones, spoke in a special guest speaker event for NYFA students and faculty. Kausen discussed the work and career of Chuck…

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NYFA Featured Students and Alumni

NYFA Cinematography Alum Ilaria Serantoni is Booked and Busy Trending
May 23, 2024

NYFA Cinematography Alum Ilaria Serantoni is Booked and Busy

It’s Spring, and NYFA Cinematography alum Ilaria Serantoni has graciously made time in her very busy schedule to talk to NYFA. We’re at the Coppola Cafe in Manhattan, and early…

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NYFA Alum Masali Baduza Stars in Surprise ‘Bridgerton’ Role
June 17, 2024

NYFA Alum Masali Baduza Stars in Surprise ‘Bridgerton’ Role

The newest member of the ‘ton? NYFA AFA in Acting for Film alum Masali Baduza! The actress, originally from South Africa, appeared in season three, part two of the show…

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NYFA International

Study Abroad Program students celebrating their graduation Trending
January 8, 2024

NYFA-BFA Study Abroad Program Celebrates Inaugural Graduation

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is excited to announce the graduation of its first cohort from the Study Abroad Program, a collaborative initiative with the Beijing Film Academy (BFA)….

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New York Film Academy in Colombia - A Week of Cinematic Exploration and Opportunity
October 19, 2023

New York Film Academy in Colombia: A Week of Cinematic Exploration and Opportunity

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) is conducting a series of in-person events in Bogotá and Medellin, Colombia during the week of October 23rd, 2023.  The hands-on film, media, and…

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NYFA Partnerships

NYFA Partners with Netflix For Ukrainian Filmmaker Initiative Trending
March 6, 2024

NYFA Partners with Netflix For Ukrainian Filmmaker Initiative

New York Film Academy Partners with Netflix  To help develop the skills of Ukrainian film and television creators, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) partnered with Netflix, the European Audiovisual…

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NYFA and Carnegie Hall Partner for Spring 2024 Series
March 21, 2024

NYFA and Carnegie Hall Partner for Spring 2024 Series

NYFA and Carnegie Hall have again partnered for a series of screenings and performances for Spring 2024. Following the theme of “Fall of the Weimar Republic: Dancing on the Precipice,”…

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