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NYFA Named Top Film School in North America in 2022 by Variety

Every year, Variety magazine compiles a comprehensive list of the best film schools in the industry. This year, the New York Film Academy (NYFA) was named among the Top 30 Film Schools in North America by Variety for the 6th year in a row. Read more…


 

New York Film Academy Community Shines at 2022 Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival is back for its 20th year and the legendary festival shows no signs of letting us down with their line-up filled with eclectic stories and diverse talent. The New York Film Academy community is represented strongly in this year’s line-up. Read more…


 

NYFA Documentary Professor Claudia Raschke is the Cinematographer for Peabody Award-Winning Doc “My Name is Pauli Murray”

The Peabody Awards shine a light on the ‘Stories That Matter’ and are a testament to the power of art and reportage in the push for truth, social justice, and equity.” Amongst those ‘Stories That Matter’ is NYFA Documentary instructor Claudia Raschke’s documentary, My Name is Pauli Murray (2021). Read more…


Marvel’s first Arab director may be new to Hollywood filmmaking, but Mohamed Diab has an internationally-acclaimed body of work to his name. NYFA 1-Year Screenwriting alum Mohamed Diab is an award-winning Egyptian screenwriter and director Read more…


Tommy Maddox-Upshaw, ASC has worked on ground-breaking shows like Empire, On My Block, worked for commercial clients like Ford, Allstate, HBO and collaborated with visionary giants like Spike Lee and Matthew Libatique, ASC. Most recently, Maddox-Upshaw worked on FX’s Snowfall as Director of Photography. Read more … 


 

Q&A with ‘Station Eleven’ Showrunner Patrick Sommerville

Patrick Somerville is a successful novelist and screenwriter with a television deal at Paramount Television Studios. His most recent work includes the hit mini-series, Station Eleven. Read more…


NYFA Acting Alum Lana Condor is no stranger to rom-coms and was more than prepared to head to Mars with Cole Sprouse in Moonshot for HBOmax. Read more …


NYFA Alum Bill Hader's Barry Season 3 Is Still Killer

There’s a new Lincoln Lawyer in town: NYFA One-Year Acting for Film alum Manuel Garcia-Rulfo. Rulfo is Mickey Haller in the Netflix Original Series The Lincoln Lawyer. Read more…


NYFA MFA Filmmaking alum Kane Senes is an award-winning filmmaker from Sydney, Australia. This year, his horror venture, Sissy, is premiering at South by Southwest (SXSW) tomorrow, March 11th at the Alamo Lamar Theater in Austin, Texas. Read more … 



NYFA Cinematography instructor Suki Medencevic studied cinematography in Prague, Czech Republic. There, he studied under the guidance of renowned cinematographers and artists from around Europe. His latest work Shining Vale, starring Courtney Cox, Mira Sorvino and Greg Kinnear is currently streaming on Starz. Read more … 

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Published on: October 27, 2020

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