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  • Calling All Selfies for the #NYFASummer Selfie Contest!

    Welcome to another year of summer at the New York Film Academy! We are excited to announce this year’s #NYFASummer Selfie Contest, giving you the opportunity to win some awesome NYFA swag!

    NYFA Summer 2017

    For the past few summers NYFA has held a photo contest on social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) for our summer camp students to show off their locations, sets and overall campus life at each of their specific locations. Last year’s winner of the #NYFASummer Contest, Kianna Molino, took home some awesome NYFA swag!

    Due to the great success and engagement of the #NYFASummer Contest over the last couple years, we are doing this again, but this time we want you to create a selfie for the #NYFASummer Selfie Contest! In addition, we will be giving out swag packs every month, with the grand winner receiving our major NYFA swag package.

    Entries are now open until September 1, 2017!

    Check out all the details below:

    How To Enter

    1. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter (or all of them for the most up-to-date announcements).

    2. Think of a creative way to take a selfie (include friends, backdrops, NYFA branding and your pets).

    3. Post your selfie on YOUR Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

    4. You must also include:

    • Text you can use is #NYFASummer (this one is important).
    • Emojis only on your post.

    How To Improve Your Chances To Win

    • Judges are looking for originality and creativity, BUT we also want you to be safe!
    • Show us where you are in the world – is there a landmark you can include in the selfie?
    • Any NYFA branding may sway the judges (wink, wink)!
    • Challenge a friend by tagging them in the post with #NYFASummer after their tag.

    Important Entry Conditions

    1. Please be sure your profile is public so we are able to see your entry.

    2. You can submit as many #NYFASummer Selfies as you like and tag as many friends as you like.

    3. Having #NYFASummer in your post is very important! We won’t see your entry without it.

    4. Winners will be contacted via the social platform they submitted their entry so be sure to keep an eye out for our message.

    5. Entries close September 1, 2017 at 12:00 a.m. EDT.

    What You Will Win:

    Monthly Winners – A winner will be selected at the end of every  month and featured on NYFA’s social channels. They with also receive a NYFA swag pack.

    Major Winner – The major winner will be selected at the end of the contest. The winner will be announced before the 9th September and the winning post will receive: Major NYFA swag Package.

    Summer is here, so there’s no time to waste: start snapping your best selfies and, of course, enjoy your #NYFASummer!

    June 21, 2017 • Contests • Views: 510

  • NYFA 3D Animation Students Go on an Art Space Odyssey 


    The #14th Factory has erected a huge art experience just down the street from the New York Film Academy Los Angeles’ Burbank campus, and NYFA 3D animation and visual effects (VFX) had the opportunity to explore it in the context of their recent studies. The #14th Factory show included the work of 20 artist collaborating on acres of indoor and outdoor space.


    Most exciting for NYFA students was a very precise replica of the famed “2001: A Space Odyssey” bedroom set from the epic conclusion of the film. With the NYFA animation and VFX students recently viewing Stanley Kubric’s masterpiece in instructor Matthew Sheehan’s matte painting class, this exhibit was impossible to miss.


    Last week, the animation class got immersive art experience, with artists Simon Birch, Paul Kember, and many others dropping the class in the lead role with endless paths ways and surprises around every corner. The experience, modeled around the Joseph Campbell’s narrative arc of a hero’s journey, was playful at times and scary at others, all the while pushing the imaginations of the group that much closer to the next level.


    The New York Film Academy 3D animation and VFX students and faculty are very thankful to the artists and the team members who hosted us and for an invigorating four hours.

    June 15, 2017 • 3D Animation, Academic Programs • Views: 1684