For a third year in a row, New York Film Academy College of Visual & Performing Arts (NYFA) was delighted to welcome a group of more than 20 Pakistani high school counselors and Pakistani students for a day visit to NYFA’s New York City campus, located in the Manhattan’s historic Financial District. The guests, led by Umair Khan, Director, EdPrograms, were touring various colleges and universities, including Columbia, Harvard, MIT, NYFA, and other top accredited East Coast higher education institutions.
The day began with a welcome by NYFA’s Senior Executive Vice President, David Klein, who delivered a wonderful short lecture on the impact and fundamentals of storytelling.
Lizzie Sack, Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives, provided a tour of the campus and an information session about NYFA’s programs and locations. Underscoring that session was the announcement that NYFA was recently granted status to confer degrees at the NYFA NYC campus; previously only NYFA’s Los Angeles (Burbank) and Miami (South Beach) campuses were offering college degree programs.
The highlight of the day was a very special filmmaking workshop: The Director & The Actor: Collaboration and Process, instructed by NYFA senior instructor, Paul Warner. Warner’s numerous credits include major film, theater, and dance works.
Sarah Usmani, Head of Counseling, Nixor College in Pakistan, reflected, “A morning of magic—NYFA offered a journey into the intricacies of the film world and industry. From production and direction, to the minute details of psychology of acting and storytelling, the New York Film Academy’s renowned figures in the field welcomed high school students from Pakistan with passion and warmth, alongside precise technique only available in this reputable institution in the hub of New York City.”
New York Film Academy has been honored to be the host institution to many talented Pakistani students who have returned to Pakistan and are now part of the country’s creative industries.