About Us


About Us

About the New York Film Academy

The New York Film Academy was founded by veteran producer Jerry Sherlock in 1992, who produced such classics as “The Hunt for the Red October.” For over 20 years the Academy has provided students with a one-on-one, hands-on experience and a commitment to learning by doing. The curriculum balances traditional forms of coursework with a hands-on, practical approach which extends to all of the offered programs.

Established as a film school, the Academy offers a wide range of visual and performing arts programs including Filmmaking, Acting for Film, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Broadcast Journalism, Cinematography, Digital Editing, Documentary Filmmaking, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Musical Theatre, Photography, Producing, and Screenwriting.

Mission Statement

The New York Film Academy’s STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) Education Initiatives Program strives to provide arts-based students with an opportunity to directly engage in the study of cutting-edge STEM endeavors through project-based learning and regular interaction with STEM professionals conducting live research. Fundamental concepts in engineering design and the scientific method are regularly stressed as students create exciting visual products (PSA’s, short documentaries, and animations) for the Academy’s partnering STEM institutions.

Unlike all the other art forms, film is able to seize and render the passage of time, to stop it, almost to possess it in infinity. I'd say that film is the sculpting of time.
-Andrei Tarkovsky