In keeping with the New York Film Academy’s international community spirit, around 70 students and staff from New York Film Academy Gold Coast celebrated the American holiday 4th of July, at the Southport Campus.
Acting and filmmaking students from all intakes came together with the 1-week teen campers to celebrate this all-American themed event.
The celebrations also fell on orientation day for the July 2017 actors, filmmakers and screenwriters, who joined the festivities, as they were welcomed to NYFA Australia.
Students and staff partied to all of the great American songs while indulging in hot dogs, snow cones and an array of red, white and blue candy. Students also had fun posing at the American-themed photo booth and tested their knowledge on a 4th of July Quiz.
And, to connect the American celebrations to a universal love for film, the movie “Independence Day” was screened at the on-campus theatre for students to enjoy.
Campus Manager DJ Stonier said of the event: “The students and staff all in attendance had a blast and it was wonderful to see everyone enjoying each others company. It’s important to celebrate significant events that bring staff and students together that are also equally important across our campuses globally. At NYFA Australia our philosophy is to create a sense of belonging, community and celebration, both within and outside of the academic realm.”
January 2017 Diploma Acting student Evelyn Dolan said, “Wow, it was so amazing to be part of this celebration for all of the students and the Academy. I can’t wait until next year’s.”