The New York Film Academy is proud to have been selected by dozens of Fulbright international students to achieve their artistic and educational goals.
Extremely talented and inspired Fulbright grantees from over 20 countries have chosen the New York Film Academy as their host institution. Additionally, NYFA is privileged to have former Fulbright scholars and students as part of its distinguished faculty at both our New York City and Los Angeles campuses.
Many extremely talented and inspired Fulbright grantees have chosen the New York Film Academy as their host institution at the present time. NYFA has hosted Fulbright students from over twenty countries including Angola, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Indonesia, Lithuania, Pakistan, Paraguay, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Uruguay, Vietnam and Zambia.
NYFA Director of Fulbright Initiatives, Miguel Cruz (Spanish Fulbright Alum).
NYFA Fulbright Scholars Ismelda Mojica (Dominican Republic) and Oliver Olivo (Dominican Republic).
NYFA Fulbright Scholar Ishani Jayamaha (Sri Lanka) works hands-on with a RED camera on set.
NYFA Director of Fulbright Initiatives, Miguel Cruz, is a former grantee who completed his Fulbright at NYFA in 2006. He returned to Spain to direct award-winning television projects and direct and produce feature films. He is now a faculty member in the NYFA Acting Department. In addition to supervising the development of Fulbright students at NYFA, Miguel serves as Vice President for the Fulbright Association of Los Angeles.
The New York Film Academy is committed to maintaining an active relationship with the Fulbright community. As an example, NYFA recently organized a special screening for the Fulbright Association of the hit The Body, followed by a Q&A with Spanish star Hugo Silva.
The New York Film Academy is the organizer, producer, and sponsor of the 2015 Fulbright Film Festival and the TEDxFulbright 2015 Event in Los Angeles, CA, which will feature 14 stimulating TED talks by some of the most significant Fulbright scholars and researchers in the field.
NYFA provides Fulbright students the opportunity to develop collaborative projects and connections with other Fulbright grantees. As examples, current NYFA Fulbright Scholars Ismelda Mojica (MFA Producing candidate) and Oliver Olivo (Filmmaking MFA) are partnering to produce Impressions, a Thesis Film. Ismelda is co-producer of another Fulbrighter´s Thesis Film, Kattuka, by MFA candidate Ishani Jayamaha, which will be shot in Sri Lanka.
The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. Fifty-three Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes; seventy-eight have won Pulitzer Prizes.