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New York Film Academy (NYFA) Named by Variety as a Top Film School for Fifth Consecutive Year

New York Film Academy (NYFA) Named by Variety as a Top Film School for Fifth Consecutive Year

April 23, 2021

The New York Film Academy (NYFA) has been named as one of Variety’s Top Film Schools for 2021, for the fifth consecutive year running. The Entertainment Education Impact Report: The Top Film Schools and Educators From Around the Globe annually lists Variety’s selections of the leading 50 academic filmmaking institutions worldwide.

This year, the report was designed to identify colleges that prepare students for not only their careers but real-time industry adoption given the current global pandemic. “No matter what the challenges the film industry faced, aspiring filmmakers — be they producers, screenwriters or directors — worked diligently at their respective crafts,” the report stated. “Students at these schools will likely emerge to become the superstar creators of the TV series, indie films and tentpole movies of tomorrow.”

The article commended NYFA’s range of creative disciplines where students can earn their degree, along with NYFA’s Los Angeles, New York, South Beach, and international campuses. “International students are welcome to all campuses and can pursue an education in both film and the English language by enrolling at the NYFA’s ESL School.”

NYFA has been included in Variety’s Entertainment Education Impact Report since 2017 when it was recognized for its accelerated worldwide programs. Additionally, the 2017 article reviewed the accomplishments of NYFA graduates who had gone on to screen films at Sundance, Toronto, Cannes, SXSW, and Venice film festivals. Recent NYFA alumni have gone on to: win the Short Film Grand Jury Prize at Sundance 2021, be awarded the George Sidney Independent Film Competition award for Best Narrative Short at SLO Film Fest, and more.

“We are honored by Variety’s continued recognition of New York Film Academy,” said Michael Young, President of NYFA. “Our inclusion on this list is a direct result of the hard work and creativity of our exceptional faculty and staff, who continue to find new and inventive ways to keep our students inspired and prepared during this challenging time.”

For more than 100 years, Variety has been a leader in entertainment and media, providing the latest news, analysis, and insights into film, TV, digital media, music, and theatre. The annual education report serves as a reputable source for executives, producers, and emerging talent.

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