Category: Alumni Spotlights

NYFA Filmmaking Spotlight: Li Cheng

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New York Film Academy alum Li Cheng discusses his career and his film 'José,' which won the Queer Lion Award at the 75th Venice Film Festival. 'José' was written and produced by Cheng, and was shot in Guatemala with a...

NYFA Student Spotlight: Mia Redwine

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Check out this spotlight on NYFA BFA Filmmaking alum Mia Redwine as she recounts her experiences at New York Film Academy Los Angeles, and how important collaboration is when on set. Redwine was always fascinated by t...

NYFA Australia Alum Spotlight: Josh Hale

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Check out this spotlight on director, producer and NYFA Australia alum Josh Hale. Learn about his success in the film industry following his graduation from NYFA Australia’s Advanced Diploma of Screen and Media - Film...

NYFA Producing Spotlight: Ashton Brooks

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Check out this spotlight on NYFA alum Ashton Brooks as he reflects on his experience in the Filmmaking and Producing programs and his professional experience as an associate producer on New York Emmy-Award winning pro...

NYFA Student Spotlight: Ilda Mason

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Check out Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at New York Film Academy (PCMT at NYFA) Spotlight on Ilda Mason as she reflects on her experience at NYFA and shares her love for how NYFA incorporates Musical Th...

NYFA Producing Spotlight: Alex Lebovici

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Check out this spotlight on NYFA MFA Producing alum Alex Lebovici and learn about his experience at NYFA, as well as what inspires him to support creative visions in the film industry and make collective dreams happen.

NYFA Student Spotlight: EnLin Qing

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Check out photographer, dancer, psychologist and New York Film Academy Photography alum Enlin Qing for a sneak peek into his world on set as he reflects on his experience at NYFA and where he finds inspiration.

NYFA Photography Alum Spotlight: (Emmanuel) Ogheneawore Esseh

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MFA Photography alum from Nigeria, (Emmanuel) Ogheneawore Esseh, discusses his body of work that he created during his time at the New York Film Academy, completely inspired by his culture. His experience working in a...

NYFA Photography Portfolio Spotlight on Tanya Gawdi

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Photography graduate Tanya Gawdi attended NYFA Los Angeles in 2015. Of her art, she says, "You have to have a story behind your work. You have to have meaning behind your work." Her work mostly deals in surrealism and...

New York Film Academy Guest Speaker Series Highlights

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From Steven Spielberg to Henry Winkler to New York Film Academy alum Aubrey Plaza, NYFA has had no shortage of guest speakers with star power. Take a look at some of our guest speaker highlights over the years. Then c...

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