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Auditions, Portfolio Reviews,
Information Sessions &
Acting Workshop


January 18, 2020

New York Film Academy is conducting Auditions, Portfolio Reviews, an Information Session and an Acting Workshop in London, United Kingdom.

Our Auditions & Portfolio Reviews offer applicants for selected programs an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in order to be eligible for financial assistance towards their program in the form of a Talent Based Award.

Our Information Sessions offer individuals an opportunity to learn about our programs, locations and our enrollment process.

Acting Workshop: Improvisation and Saying Yes
Actor, writer and performer Tom Machell will be teaching a special acting workshop focused on the art of improvisation, being present and creating stories.

Auditions & Portfolio Reviews
January 18, 2020 from 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: TBC upon RSVP

Information Session
January 18, 2020 from 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: TBC upon RSVP

Acting Workshop
January 18, 2020 from 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location: TBC upon RSVP


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About the Acting Workshop: Improvisation and Saying Yes
One of the most powerful tools a film actor can have is being present with their fellow actors and accepting offers given to them within scenes. This workshop will be centered around these two ideas. The aim of the workshop is for the students to work together and create stories rather than just trying to invent jokes. Beginning with a warm up, we will explore confidence, active listening, "Yes And," "Yes Let’s," accepting and building on offers, being present in the moment and spontaneity.

About Tom Machell

Tom Machell

Tom Machell is an actor, writer and performer. As an actor, Tom is a series regular on Comedy Central’s viral sketch show Every Blank Ever. Other television credits include Doctors (BBC), Jerk (BBC), News Crack (Ch 4), BABS (BBC) & Heroes of The Skies (American History Channel). He has appeared in numerous Short and Feature Films including The Keeper, Great Expectations, Mary Anning & The Dinosaur Hunter, Die Agentin, and BFI funded Sticky and The Bucket, which he also wrote.

Tom made his Off-Broadway debut with Carol Tambor Award Winning play Life According to Saki. Other theatre credits include Offie-nominated Outlying Islands (Kings Head Theatre), Hand To God (English Theatre Frankfurt), Benighted (Old Red Lion) and three runs of Guinness World Record Holding show News Revue. As a writer, Tom has just made his first comedy short for Channel 4 produced by Northern Film & Media and Ticker, Tom’s debut play, was printed by Play Dead Press and completed a run at the Underbelly, Edinburgh Fringe in 2019 to critical acclaim.

Acting Audition Requirements:

Please prepare two contemporary, contrasting 60-90 second monologues from a published contemporary English language play or screenplay.

Musical Theatre Audition Requirements:

Please prepare two contrasting musical theatre songs with musical accompaniment on a USB, personal musical player (e.g. iPhone), and one 60-90 second monologue from a published contemporary English language play or screenplay.

Portfolio Reviews for Degree Programs:

Creative samples can be accepted in various stages of development, or as completed work. Examples of work can range from drawings, conceptual illustrations, short films, poetry, short stories, storyboards, designs, photographs, three-dimensional models, or digitally generated images. Students may choose to submit a typed screenplay or short story (10 page maximum).

***Your admission and/or Talent Based Tuition Award will be determined upon the final review of your audition/portfolio review. Auditions are required for acceptance for long-term programs in Acting for Film and Musical Theatre. Talent Based Tuition Awards are for long-term Acting and Musical Theatre Programs. Portfolio Reviews are for long-term programs in Filmmaking, Documentary Filmmaking, Media Studies, Photography, Screenwriting, Cinematography, Screenwriting, Graphic Design, 3D Animation & VFX, and Game Design. Portfolio Reviews for Talent Based Tuition Awards are for Degree Programs only. Programs 1-year or longer are considered long-term programs. To audition or to have your portfolio reviewed for the New York Film Academy, individuals must submit a program application. Applications can be submitted online or you can bring the application form to the audition. There is a $65 (US dollars) application fee required. All tuition awards will be based on talent.

NYFA Auditions and Portfolio Reviews:

The New York Film Academy offers talent based award on tuition, to selected applicants, based on their natural skills in their chosen discipline.

To schedule an appointment to meet with us one-on-one to be considered for a talent based discount, simply complete the Form on the right. Please indicate the event and time you would like to attend and a NYFA Admissions Representative will contact you to finalize the details.

Award Tuition Opportunities:
  • A Portfolio Review for a Talent Based Award is eligible for applicants interested in attending a degree program at our U.S. campuses.

  • A Performance Audition for a Talent Based Award is eligible for applicants interested in attending NYFA's Musical Theatre or Acting for Film conservatory & degree programs

Please note: we will require you to complete an application form prior to our scheduled meeting. Once you’ve indicated which event you would like to attend, an admissions representative will contact to you and be able to guide you on the process to submit an application.

Eligible programs for a partial discounted tuition include:

Degree programs: Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), Associate of Fine Arts (AFA), Master of Art (MA), and Bachelor of Art (BA).
Conservatory programs: One Year Conservatory Programs and Two Year Conservatory Programs.

The New York Film Academy offers a variety of programs in numerous disciplines. Program types include:

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
  • Masters of Arts (MA)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Associate of Fine Arts (AFA)