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  • Jameson Dublin International Film Festival

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    Jameson Dublin International Film FestivalFor all of our New York Film Academy graduates living in or around the Dublin, Ireland area, we encourage you to check out this year’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. The eleven day event, starting on February 13th, has quickly become one of the premier film festivals in Ireland, showcasing 120 films from filmmakers all over the world.

    JDIFF is a citywide event that takes place in all of the Dublin City Centre Cinemas including Cineworld, The Savoy, Screen, Irish Film Institute and Light House Cinema in Smithfield. Most of the films that screen are Irish premieres, and a decent amount of them will only be viewing to the public at this festival.

    Since its inception, JDIFF has welcomed major talents onto the red carpet including Daniel Day Lewis, Gabriel Byrne, Jim Sheridan, Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Charlize Theron, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, and others. Audiences and industry members have been treated to an exclusive list of artists and visionaries from the industry including perspectives from directors, producers, screenwriters and critics such as Quentin Tarantino, Mike Leigh, John Sayles, Martin Mc Donagh, Jeremy Thomas, Wim Wenders, Neil Gaiman, Jan Troell, Sarah Polley, Frederic Raphael and Todd McCarthy.

    If you’d like to check out what’s playing at this year’s JDIFF, check out their schedule by clicking here.

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    January 24, 2014 • Film Festivals • Views: 3818

  • Oscar-Winning Cinematographer and Veteran Actor Visit NYFA Students

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    Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler speaks to students

    Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler speaks to students

    Haskell Wexler recently visited students at New York Film Academy’s Los Angeles campus. The 91-year-old cinematographer was named as one of the ten most influential cinematographers by the International Cinematographers Guild. In the course of his career, he lensed such seminal films as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, In the Heat of the Night, American Graffiti, and The Thomas Crown Affair. He has been nominated for a total of 5 Oscars, and has won two.

    Wexler watched clips of cinematography students’ films, and gave them valuable feedback. “It was an amazing experience to have him share his thoughts and experience with us,” said Diego Gilly, an MFA Cinematography student. “I feel deeply honored to have had the opportunity to share some of our work with him, and hear what he had to say.”

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    Actor Robert Forster leads a master class for actors

    Oscar-nominated actor Robert Forster, who starred in 1969’s Medium Cool, written and directed by Haskell Wexler, also recently paid a visit to New York Film Academy. In addition to his numerous television roles, Forster is known for his roles in Mulholland Drive, Me, Myself, & Irene, The Descendants, and his Oscar-nominated role in Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.

    Forster led a master class for acting students, telling stories from his life and career, answering questions, and giving advice. “The camera looks real deep into you,” he said. “It knows whether you’re lying or not. If you want your audience to admire you, you have to be someone they can admire. You have to have the qualities that make a person worth admiring. Then it’s easy to deliver that on screen.”

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    February 25, 2013 • Academic Programs, Acting, Cinematography, Guest Speakers • Views: 6347