As this Fall’s 2017 semester kicked into full gear, the student Clubs of the New York Film Academy banded together to host this year’s Club Fair. The event provides an opportunity for new students to discover more about each club and what they offer to the student community. Tables lined the walls of the lobby, each representing a different organization. Student club members were on hand to sit down and speak with prospective club members.
In attendance was the Environmental Club, with the largest number of volunteer participants. Four young women from the club were excited to discuss their plans on how they intend to make NYFA greener. They’ve already got several events planned for the next two months including a tree planting, and a discussion about Paul Hawken’s book, “Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming. “
The Game Club is also ready for an exciting semester. The Club President brought a “Space Dandy” board game that he helped fund via Kickstarter. “Our club aim is to create a gaming community which promotes the opportunity to meet other students who are interested in games. Our primary goal is to establish a friendly and energetic social environment for students” one of their flyers read.
As NYFA was first and foremost, a film school, we’ve also got a lot of clubs excited to talk movies. The International Film Club was in attendance getting ready for their next screening of Let the Bullets Fly, directed by Jiang Wen, starring Chow Yu-fat and Jiang Wen. The African and Black American Film Club has had huge guests come to speak with their organization. Recently, famed Hollywood Casting Director Twinkie Byrd stopped by the school. She spoke with the students about “best audition processes” and how to enter the film industry with confidence.
The Chinese Club, Arab Club, Indian Club, and the One Love Bible Study shared sweets to entice students to their perspective tables. Performance clubs like the Glee Club and The Improve Troupe sang and told jokes, rounding out the merry affair.
Perhaps the best part was that Ben and Jerry’s came with three flavors of ice cream for all the students who participated. They brought classic vanilla, vegan Caramel Almond Brittle, and a Ben and Jerry favorite, Phish Food.
The New York Film Academy would like to thank all of the students and faculty members who made this evening so special.