”Not only does NYFA teach you how to become an expert in your field, it also shows you how to build relationships, friendships and industry collaborations. The program is intense, but I like it that way. It teaches you to work under stress and control the situation even when everything is going wrong – which is basically what happens on set in the real world.” - Luigi Benvisto
New York Film Academy Grad Wins Best Short
New York Film Academy grad A. James Marcolin’s film I Am Alive won Best Short Film at the 2012 Boston International Film Festival. Marcolin originally attended a NYFA 4 week program and enjoyed the academy so much he came back for the 1 year filmmaking program. “The experience was really great because we always had access to equipment and it was incredibly hands-on. At NYFA, if you have great ideas you can make them a reality - nobody will stop you. I always had support from my professors, even the one’s who weren’t mine.
Marcolin will be screening his award winning short, I Am Alive, Saturday May 5 at 7:30 P.M. at New York Film Academy’s Union Square campus.
In the meantime, Marcolin is hard at work raising funds for his next film, Left With a Bitter Taste in the Mouth, with NYFA instructor Piero Basso as Director of Photography. You can support his film on Indiegogo.