Film School Advice From Admission Advisor Tami Alexander

May 8, 2009

As an admissions counselor I am most frequently asked, “What program will make me the best filmmaker and get me into the industry as soon as possible.”

This is a hard question to answer because the film industry is truly based on talent, hard work, who you know and sometimes luck. As a student of the New York Film Academy you will be amongst the largest network of filmmakers and actors in the industry. You will also have intensive hands-on training in all aspects of the film-making process. How you take advantage of these opportunities, will determine your success during the program and your career after graduation.

Every filmmaker would love to have these opportunities, but unfortunately film school is expensive, time consuming and very demanding. This is why I advise everyone interested in enrolling into our film courses to determine what they want to learn and take from the program. If you know what you want and set goals, you will most likely find it and achieve it at the New York Film Academy as a student.

Before you enroll in NYFA or any film school, my advice for prospective film students is to decide what exactly it is that you want from your education as a filmmaker. If you do not know, try enrolling in our one or four-week film workshops to get a better understanding of the filmmaking process.

I am happy to answer any questions about the New York Film Academy Film School, please contact me today at (212) 674-4300.