Category: Alumni & Students

Ronen Rubinstein’s Inspiring Graduation Speech at NYFA’s 2023 Commencement Ceremony

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Guest speaker, actor, and NYFA Alum Ronen Rubinstein recently took the stage during the Fall 2023 NYFA Los Angeles Commencement Ceremony to inspire us all and pay tribute to the gifted storytellers who achieved their ...

How two NYFA Alums crafted the Film Festival Run of Their Dreams

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New York Film Academy (NYFA) welcomed back NYFA Alums Lucía Flórez and Chémi Pérez, as part of our Guest Speaker series moderated by Senior Director of NYFA’s Film Festival Department, Crickett Rumley. Getting into th...

Guest Speaker Series: NYFA Alum & 9-1-1 Lone Star Actor Ronen Rubinstein

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On July 6, we welcomed New York Film Academy alum Ronen Rubinstein at the Los Angeles campus for a Q&A. Rubinstein currently stars in Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1: Lone Star which follows a New York firefighter, Owen Stran...

NYFA Guest Speaker Series with NYFA Alum Akinola Davies Jr. on Award-Winning Short Film “Lizard”

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New York Film Academy alum and Grand Jury Prize Sundance 2021 Winner Akinola Davies Jr. presents his award-winning film Lizard to his alma mater. Lizard follows an eight-year-old girl, Juwon, who has the ability t...

NYFA Student Spotlight: Ivona Kustudic

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NYFA MFA in Acting for Film alum Ivona Kustudic, born and raised in Montenegro, talks about her career in Europe after graduation, her passions for acting, and her latest movie "After The Winter" to become an official...

NYFA Alum Spotlight: Zane Jones

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NYFA alum Zane Jones, born and raised in Columbia, SC, discusses the origins of his passion for storytelling, his time in the Marines, and his move to LA to study Acting for Film at New York Film Academy Los Angeles. ...

NYFA Australia Alum Spotlight: Stephen Osborne

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Check out this spotlight video on Award-Winning Filmmaker and NYFA Australia Filmmaking Grad Stephen Osborne. Learn about his first short film Jane that he completed during his studies at the Gold Coast Campus - the f...

NYFA Australia Alum Spotlight: Leroy Button

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Check out this spotlight on camera operator, drone technician & New York Film Academy Australia Alum Leroy Button. Learn about his journey doing what he loves after graduating from NYFA Australia's Diploma of Scre...

Industry Q&A Panel with NYFA Alumni

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New York Film Academy Alumni Coordinator Aundrea Parson hosts a lively discussion with Black and African American Alumni who share their perspectives about what has helped them succeed and persevere in their professio...

NYFA Student Spotlight: Oleksandra Kulyniak

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NYFA student Oleksandra Kulyniak, talks about her time in the New York Film Academy's BFA Acting for Film program. Please note: this video is in Russian.