Minsk is the largest political, economic, cultural, and scientific center of Belarus, making for a one-of-a-kind city whose love for history and architecture is evident throughout its many streets and neighborhoods. With the first theaters and libraries emerging in the mid-19th century, the city also has many expertly restored churches and cathedrals to visit as well. Today the city is home to over eleven theatres and twenty museums, providing ample cultural outlets for students.
The streets of Minsk are breathtaking and exciting for students to explore, replete with street merchants, performers, and out-of-the-way attractions. Tourists have been increasingly making the trip to Minsk to marvel at the glittering golden domes of the churches and other gorgeous historical buildings.
As Minsk moves into the 21st century, it has become a hub for inspiring artists, poets, writers, and others to create new and challenging works. Therefore, NYFA has set up its revered hands-on and intensive workshops in the heart of Belarus to provide aspiring filmmakers and actors with a breathtaking backdrop against which to shoot their films and act.
About the Workshops
NYFA's renowned workshops provide a one-of-a-kind educational experience in which in-class instruction is combined with extensive hands-on experience in faculty-supervised workshops and student projects. From the very first day of the workshops, students find themselves either behind or in front of the camera, learning first-hand the many nuances of the acting and filmmaking craft while studying under NYFA's professional instructors who are awarding-winning actors, filmmakers, and creative professionals working in the entertainment industry.
For over two decades, NYFA has been conducting its film workshops at locations around the world and we now bring them to Minsk. The short-term workshop provides students with an in-depth introduction to the many facets and challenges that accompany filmmaking. To provide students with a hands-on education, students actually get to create their own original short films, while in the process learning the fundamentals of screenwriting, directing, cinematography, producing, and digital editing, which they will apply to their original projects. Students also work in a variety of crew positions, ranging from gaffer to camera assistant, in order to familiarize them with the demands of a film set and prepare them for entering the film industry.
Similar to the film workshops, students follow a hands-on curriculum that grounds them in the essentials of acting and acting for film while providing them with practical experience in instructor-supervised workshops that are filmed. The structure of the acting workshops helps students to become familiar with the many demands of a film set while giving students ample opportunities to act on film, including the films of their fellow filmmaking students. Upon completion, students leave the Film Academy with a digital reel of all of their performances on camera professionally edited, which they can take with them as they pursue their career goals.
New York Film Academy offers open enrollment, meaning that students can apply to an acting or film workshop at NYFA Belarus throughout the year. Serious students are encouraged to apply and no previous experience is required. However, all NYFA workshops are extremely intensive and thus students should be ready to fully commit themselves to their studies.
Upon successful completion of each program, students are awarded a NYFA Certificate.
Contact: Dan Mackler, Siarhei Zhdanovich
Phone: +375 29-622-7712
Address: Yakuba Kolasa Str. 50 Suite #1
Belarus, Minsk 220113