As the world hotly anticipates the already record-breaking 89th Annual Academy Awards, New York Film Academy recognizes that the entertainment industry is an increasingly international and diverse community. The beauty of the medium of film is its ability to tell captivating stories — and its ability to allow audiences to identify with and imagine themselves a part of these stories. That is why it is vitally important to acknowledge the multiplicity of stories to be told, stories from all over the world, and stories for audiences all over the world: the stories of people from all countries, ethnicities and cultures.
This year, as we look forward to Hollywood’s event of the season, NYFA recognizes and celebrates the fact that Hollywood itself is one part of an international story. The entertainment industry is, in fact, an international industry: