• New York Film Academy Gold Coast Celebrates Halloween


    Staff and students from the New York Film Academy Gold Coast joined together for a friendly celebration of Halloween at the Southport campus location this October.

    Embracing the infamously spooky American holiday, the international community of NYFA Australia dressed up in their scary costumes and relaxed in the theatre during their lunch break, enjoying classic horror movie clips, a costume contest, and creative fun.

    It was a memorable event, allowing many students and staff to explore a side of the holiday they had never before experienced. International September Filmmaking student Daniel Lama shared, “I’ve never seen a Halloween like this in my life. It was awesome.”

    Students were captivated by the montage of horror movies that were playing on the big screen, which showcased some of the best scenes from horror movie classics from 1985 to the present.

    Staff and students also had fun posing at the Halloween-themed photo booth in their costumes, as a part of the campus-wide costume competition. Contestants were fierce and the judges had their work cut out for them, and in the end it was announced that Jessica Martens, who dressed as the Headless Horseman, was the winner. She won tickets to “Blade Runner 2049.”

    July Filmmaking student Jessica Seeley said of the event, “It was a fantastic Halloween celebration at NYFA Australia. It was great to see the students and faculty all get involved and dress up.”

  • NYFA Student Directed Play Series Presents “Dracula”


    It’s that time again. Halloween is around the corner and the New York Film Academy’s Student Directed Play Series is getting in the spirit of things. This week’s play is “Dracula.”


    “Dracula,” famous for introducing the vampire Count of the same name, is an 1897 Gothic horror novel by Irish author Bram Stoker. The novel tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so that he may find new blood and spread the undead curse. The battle between Dracula and a furious group of men and women, led by Professor Abraham Van Helsing, begins and no one is the same after.


    Jonas Olsen, Fall 14 BFA, adapted the work for the stage. “I want to do something different, something that’ll make you laugh, cry and scream,” Olsen said. “Who better to help me with that than the epitome of evil, Dracula?”

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    Dracula will premiere in the Kaminski Theater on October 27th and 28th at 7:30PM and October 29th at 1:30PM.


    October 27, 2016 • Acting, Community Highlights • Views: 4520

  • NYFA Instagram Contest: Black and White Photography

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    “American Girl in Italy” by Ruth Orkin

    As we all know, black and white photography was at one point in time the only form of photography. Since the advent of color, we’ve seen an array of exploration into the medium. However, black and white remains a style of choice for many professional photographers. Some classic, gritty images can only be truly expressed through black and white. With that, the New York Film Academy wants to see which black and white photograph stands out in your portfolio.

    To enter this week’s “Black and White” contest, follow us on Instagram and send us your best black and white photo to marketing@nyfa.edu by Friday 12:00pm EST.

    The winner will be mailed a NYFA T-Shirt and have his or her photo posted on NYFA Instagram and Facebook!

    We’d also like to congratulate last week’s winner, Stephania Sanquiz from Venezuela, who sent us this rather flexible “Halloween” photo.

    Halloween phoot

    photo by Stephania Sanquiz



    November 4, 2013 • Contests, Photography • Views: 7840