New York Film Academy

New York Film Academy

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Top Film School in 2022 by "Variety"

Many of today’s top filmmakers consider the New York Film Academy the best hands-on film school in the world. Their student body is remarkably diverse. Across New York CityLos Angeles, and South Beach campuses, their students represent over 120 different nationalities. This diversity adds to the creative atmosphere and fosters a unique artistic community.

The New York Film Academy was founded by veteran producer Jerry Sherlock in 1992, who produced such classics as “The Hunt for the Red October“. Inspired by the idea that to learn how to make movies, one must actually make movies, Sherlock and his colleagues designed a truly unique curriculum. Blending a mixture of traditional film school instruction with a new approach, the Academy emphasizes coursework based on students actually going out and shooting films as part of their coursework. Students write, produce, direct, and edit their own original films while also serving as crewmembers on their fellow classmates’ films to gain extensive on-set experience.

This commitment to learning by doing applies to all of the programs the Academy now offers, with students working with industry-standard equipment in world-class facilities. At the Academy, students can choose from a wide range of visual and performing arts programs that include Filmmaking, Acting for Film, 3D Animation & Visual Effects, Broadcast Journalism, Cinematography, Digital Editing, Documentary Filmmaking, Game Design, Musical Theatre, Photography, Producing, and Screenwriting.

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Ritika Shah
Ritika Shah is an independent photographer from India. Shah has been in the business for four years as an independent fashion photographer. Previously, she shot the cover for Verve Magazine and had her work featured in Contributor Magazine, Homegrown Magazine, and more.
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Guillermo Quesada
Guillermo Quesada is a graduate of NYFA’s Master of Fine Art in Game Design. He recently worked on worked on Visual Effects Society Award Winner The Lion King (2019) and currently works as a VR/AR Developer for the visual development company Magnopus. The company pioneered a virtual reality system that allowed director Jon Favreau (Iron Man, The Lion King) and director of photography Caleb Deschanel (The Passion of the Christ) shoot a film using extensive computer imagery in a physical three dimensional space.
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Issa Rae
New York Film Academy alumna Issa Rae was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Comedy or Musical for her performance on HBO’s Insecure, a show she writes, produces, and acts in. Rae’s recent projects include Rap Sh*t, a new HBO comedy series following the story of two estranged high school friends from Miami, Shawna, who reunite to form a rap group. The series was produced by Rae’s entertainment company, HOORAE. This 2022, Rae was named one of TIME magazines 100 most influential people.
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Jeff Sullivan
Jeff Sullivan is currently starring in the national tour of the Broadway hit musical, “Finding Neverland.” Cast as the lead role, the real-life author of the Peter Pan novels, J.M. Barrie, this performance marks Jeff’s most high-profile role to date.

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