Florence is the hub of the New York Film Academy in Europe. In 2008, the Government of Tuscany and the Tuscan Film Commission invited NYFA to offer our world-renowned programs in the historic center of Florence. NYFA Florence is located in the neighborhood of Santa Croce, whose curved streets are the remnants of the amphitheater built 2,000 years ago! This iconic Florence location is just steps away from the Piazza Santa Croce, one of the city’s most prominent squares and historical landmarks. The plaza is home to the Basilica of Santa Croce, which features sixteen beautifully decorated chapels and tombs of many illustrious Italian figures, including Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, and Enrico Fermi.
NYFA Florence’s programs challenge students to interact with their surroundings while developing professional-level skills. Filmmaking students find themselves directly intermingling with the Italian people and culture, putting their knowledge to work as they make a series of short films. Acting for Film students perform in films shot on location, bringing stories and characters to life that reflects the culture and history of Florence. As students write, direct, shoot, edit and act in their own films, they acquire a deep understanding of Italian culture. Italy’s inhabitants become the characters in their stories. Italy’s traditions and customs shape their scripts, and Italy’s unique locations provide striking environments for original student films. Learn more on our website: https://www.nyfa.edu/florence/