Category: Alumni Spotlights

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...

Highlights: Portfolio Spotlight on MFA Photography Alum Monika Sedziute (Fulbright Scholar)

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New York Film Academy Photography alum Monika Sedziute discusses her work in this spotlight video. Read about Photoville 2018, which Monika is a part of, on our blog.

NYFA Graduate Spotlight on Tanne Willow

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Tanne Willow is a graduate from the New York Film Academy MFA Photography program. Willow is from Sweden and her photography has been featured in Profoto, the renowned Swedish brand. Her photography displays bold arti...

NYFA Spotlight on Game Design Graduate Junliang Zhang (Chinese with English subtitles)

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Chinese Bachelor of Fine Arts Game Design student Junliang Zhang discusses his time at the New York Film Academy. "Throughout my time at NYFA, I learned a lot about programming and artistic design. Then I could combin...

NYFA Graduate Spotlight on Yael Silver

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New York Film Academy Musical Theatre alumnus Yael Silver discusses her time in the 1-year conservatory program and her career since. She won a Tony Award in 2018 for the Broadway musical "Once on This Island," which ...

NYFA Graduate Spotlight on Gary Bencheghib

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New York Film Academy Documentary alum Gary Bencheghib discusses his career and time at NYFA. The Indonesian filmmaker took the One-Year Documentary program at NYFA. Learn more about Bencheghib's career after NYFA ...

Guest Speaker Series Discussion: Matty Cardarople

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New York Film Academy LA sits down with actor and NYFA alum Matty Cardarople as part of our guest speaker series. Read about the Acting for Film grad's role on Stranger Things on our blog: https://www.nyfa.edu/nyfa...

NYFA Graduate Spotlight on Tony Kelly

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The New York Film Academy catches up with Actor, Comedian, Writer and NYFA alum Tony Kelly. The Screenwriting graduate attended NYFA, based in part, on a recommendation from musician, fellow Irishman, and NYFA alum Gl...

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