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New York Film Academy in Florence, Italy

Overview of New York Film Academy Florence

Students Review their NYFA Florence Experience

Florence is the hub of the New York Film Academy in Europe. NYFA has been invited by the government of Tuscany to hold our programs in a renovated renaissance era building, across the street from Le Cappelle Medici, in the center of the city, moments away from the Duomo itself.

Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, is a city that has inspired and nurtured artists for hundreds of years. The first republic in Europe, Florence at its zenith was the cultural, liberal capital of the world; the magnet that drew artists, minorities, progressives, businesses, wealth, and power from around the world. Florence today still buzzes with this vibrant history and continues to inspire the next generation of creative minds. Why? The home of the Medici, the playground of artists, Florence bursts with beauty and story in every palazzo, in every building. What better place to learn and practice professional-level skills in the visual and creative arts?

Florence and Tuscany have been the set for many famous movies, such as “Room with a View,” “Hannibal,” “Under the Tuscan Sun,” “The English Patient,” “Inferno,” and many others. While many studios around the world replicate the look of Florence and Tuscany with set pieces, students at NYFA Florence have the opportunity to work with authentic, original locations. Each student is encouraged to scout locations both in Florence and in surrounding Tuscany, utilizing this rich environment to find the best location to shoot original films.

NYFA Florence is an extraordinary setting to learn the art and craft of filmmaking and acting for film.


Studying abroad with NYFA Florence is an unparalleled opportunity for students to learn about Italian culture, visual and performing arts, and themselves. In Florence, students can deepen their understanding of and connection to Italy through the creative process of filmmaking and acting for film. Florence becomes more than an exotic locale; it is a place for inspiration, innovation, and immersion.

NYFA students film in the streets of Florence, Italy NYFA Florence’s programs challenge students to interact with their surroundings while developing professional-level skills. Filmmaking students find themselves directly interacting with the Italian people and culture, putting their knowledge to work as they make a series of short films. Acting for Film students perform in films shot on location, bringing stories and characters to life that reflect the culture and history of this enchanting city. Both programs interact with and explore a city steeped in history, where every building on every corner provides a backdrop for film or movie scenes. As students write, direct, shoot, edit and act in their own films, they will acquire a deep understanding of Italian culture. Italy’s people become the characters in their stories. Italy’s traditions and customs shape their scripts. And Italy’s unique locations provide the genuine environments for original student films.

Student learning is enriched by our Italian Studies curriculum. Florence is home of some of the greatest works of art in the world, and our intensive programs expose students to new ways to experience and understand the cultural treasures of this city. Subjects include Renaissance Art History, Conversational Italian, Italian Culture and History, and Italian Cinema.

NYFA Florence is more than a traditional course of study. Our programs are focused, intensive, and extremely hands-on, requiring participants to work with self-discipline, energy, and commitment. NYFA Florence offers outstanding facilities, professional standards, industry-standard equipment, and phenomenal instruction.

Ci vediamo a Firenze ... ciao!

NYFA Florence Film Workshops - Student and Faculty Profiles

To enroll and guarantee your place in this workshop, you may apply online or by mail and submit a $500 deposit that will be applied towards tuition. Full payment is due at least one month prior to the start of the workshop.

If you cancel your enrollment in the workshop, the following applies:
$500 is not refundable under any circumstances other than cancellation of the program; Program fees (minus the $500 deposit) are refundable until 60 days prior to the workshop start date. No refunds are available after 60 days prior to the workshop start date. In order to cancel once you have enrolled, please contact our admissions office. Failure to cancel prior to the deadline will result in a bill for the full program fee. Housing fees are not refundable.

In the event that we must cancel a program, all enrolled students will be notified immediately and given a full refund of program fees (including the $500 deposit).


Diana Santi
Phone: +39 055 238 2295
Address: Piazza San Lorenzo, 2
               50123 Florence

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