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  • NYFA LA Faculty and Staff Holiday Party


    This past week the faculty and staff at the New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus held their annual holiday party with the theme of “Casino Night.” The gambling may have been pretending, but the fun was real. A photo booth, crap tables, and an ugly sweater contest were the highlights of the evening.
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    Copious amounts of food including cakes and fruit lined an entire wall of the Burbank Studio. A dance floor complete with DJ kept happy feet busy all evening. The photo booth even had a gif-making feature.

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    “It is always nice to put on your ugly sweater and get to know the people you work with outside of a working environment,” said NYFA LA Marketing staff member Ekaterina Terekhovich. “We danced, we laughed, we got to have a fun time. I met new and interesting people from departments I don’t interact with on a regular basis. I think we should get together more often!”

    The ugly sweater contest was a huge success with many members participating. The winners were:

    1st Place – Christina Tchamkertenian (Human Resources)

    2nd Place – Travis Holder (Acting)

    3rd Place – Anthony Cook (Cine Dept. Faculty and Coordinator)

    A huge thanks is owed to the Animation Department for creating gifs of party attendees. The New York Film Academy would also like to thank all faculty and staff who made this party possible, and wish a happy holiday to all.


    December 23, 2016 • Community Highlights, Faculty Highlights • Views: 4713

  • NYFA LA Annual Holiday Celebration


    The Los Angeles campus of the New York Film Academy held their annual Holiday Celebration. The evening began with performances from the Glee Club and the NYFA Improv Troupe.

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    The Glee Club performed an array of songs from Sia’s “Chandelier” to Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah,” and the Christmas Classic “Silent Night.” The Improv Troupe left students rolling in the isle with family situational humor.

    After the performances, students filed into the lobby where representatives from clubs and organizations had set up tables covered in traditional foods, holiday drinks, and games.

    Abdul Bamajboor, a member of the Arabic Club, said the club, “Just wanted to enjoy everyone.” The club brought baklava and coconut biscuits as a sampling of their culture’s treats.

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    The Gaming Club was also in attendance. Their table featured both board games and video games. Club Vice President, Nathan Haoles said, “We’ve got a lot of events coming up and we’re creating a lot. We want to make sure people know about it.”

    Chinese Club President Pei Jun wanted to make sure the nearly 300 new Chinese students that come to the Los Angeles each year knew the Chinese Club existed. “I want to see more students at our events. We’re going to a lot more screenings in the near future.”

    New York Film Academy would like to thank all those students who attended as well as every club who brought part of their culture to share with their fellow students. We wish warm and happy holidays to all.


    December 13, 2016 • Community Highlights • Views: 3453