Continuing its commitment and support to the Fulbright mission, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) has partnered for a second year in the organizing of TEDxFulbright. In this occasion TEDxFulbright celebrated at a unique landmark: the U.S. Capitol.
The New York Film Academy provided the film equipment and crew necessary for the event. Leading the team was Miguel Cruz, Fulbright Scholar, Vice President of the Fulbright Association of Los Angeles, and Director of Fulbright Initiatives at the New York Film Academy. Cruz attended NYFA in 2006 and has directed award-winning television programs and feature films, including Aida and Vulnerables.
NYFA is proud to be hosting Foreign Fulbright Grantees from seven countries (Lithuania, Spain, Egypt, Finland, Indonesia, Angola, and the Dominican Republic) currently; in recent years, NYFA has welcomed more than 50 Fulbrighters to our campuses in LA and NYC. NYFA Fulbrighters have hailed from Bahrain, Angola, Indonesia, Egypt, Spain, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Finland, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Switzerland, Vietnamese, Ecuador, France, Sri Lanka, Russia, Paraguay, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Zambia.
NYFA is committed to working with and supporting the Fulbright community, and has held special screenings for the Fulbright Association in addition to hosting both the 2015 and 2017 TEDxFulbright events. The most recent, now available from TEDxFulbright on YouTube, was held in Washington, D.C.
Under the Theme: “A Curious Picture” was hosted by CNN host and Fulbright Scholar Priyali Sur, and presented eight interesting talks with topics ranging from Fractal Mathematics to the beautiful Fishnet Sculptures of Janet Echelman.
The New York Film Academy looks forward to future collaborations with the Fulbright Association, and hopes to deliver more opportunities for Fulbright Students as it has for
NYFA Fulbrighters Ismelda Mojica (MFA Producing) and Oliver Olivo (MFA Filmmaking) when partnering to produce the thesis film Impressions.