Digital Film Academy (New York)

Digital Film Academy (New York) High Quality training in Digital Media in New York and Atlanta! Learn Directing, Cinematography, Video Editing, Screenwriting & Sound Design through hands-on professional filmmaking programs.
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Digital Film Academy, also known in the industry as DFA, is a New York and Atlanta state-licensed school that specializes in Digital Filmmaking and Media education. By offering hands-on filmmaking instructions taught by experienced industry professionals in a progressive, challenging and supportive small class environment, with unlimited lab time and a Membership to the facility upon graduation, DFA provides the students with the creative learning environment needed to become a truly experienced filmmaker. www.digitalfilmacademy.edu for more information.

Mission: Improving the Industry one creative mind at a time.

Operating as usual

✨The Golden Globes were announced! This year three female filmmakers were nominated for best director: Emerald Fennell (...
02/04/2021

✨The Golden Globes were announced! This year three female filmmakers were nominated for best director: Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”), Regina King (“One Night in Miami”) and Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”).

It’s the first time women outnumbered men in the lineup, which also happened at the Independent Spirit Award nominations in January. �
Chloé Zhao’s “Nomadland” landed an impressive four nominations — including best picture, director, actress in a drama and screenplay (also written by Chloé).

#film #filmmaking #womenfilmmakers #goldenglobes #awards #2021 #nomadland #director

02/03/2021

Check out this inspiring short film called "India - Like Never Before" by our graduate @JayRaiveeson. You can watch the full short film on his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sce2MuKKxc

Today is the last day to apply for the current term! DFA student’s are already having classes but there’s still time to ...
02/02/2021

Today is the last day to apply for the current term! DFA student’s are already having classes but there’s still time to catch up. Staff and professors are always up for helping a new member of our school ☺️

02/01/2021
Boxing cats.MOV

On this day In 1893, the world's first film production studio, the “Black Maria”, was completed on the grounds of Thomas Edison's laboratories at West Orange, New Jersey. This is one of the short films filmed in the Black Maria, called “The Boxing Cats”.

#thomasedison #blackmaria #film #filmmaking #history #interesting #filmbuff

Join us at the NACAC College Fair on today from 1 - 7pm. You can sign up for FREE on their website: https://virtualcolle...
01/31/2021

Join us at the NACAC College Fair on today from 1 - 7pm. You can sign up for FREE on their website: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events Everybody is welcome!

#collegefair #highschoolgrad #studentlife #film #filmmaking #filmschool #filmstudent

“#Life is not stable. There is a great strength that comes from not being shocked or scared by upheavals.”Happy Birthday...
01/30/2021

“#Life is not stable. There is a great strength that comes from not being shocked or scared by upheavals.”

Happy Birthday Christian Bale!

#film #filmmaking #actor #batman #classic #hollywood #classics #christianbale

Join us at the NACAC College Fair on January 31st. DFA will be live on zoom from 1 - 7pm. You can sign up for FREE on th...
01/29/2021

Join us at the NACAC College Fair on January 31st. DFA will be live on zoom from 1 - 7pm. You can sign up for FREE on their website: https://virtualcollegefairs.org/events
Everybody is welcome!

#collegefair #highschoolgraduate #studentlife #film #filmmaking #filmschool #filmstudent #NACAC

01/28/2021
meme for today.mp4

Who else feels this way? 🤣 via moviesetmemes

#meme #moviesetmemes #soundeffects #sounddesign #film #filmmaking #funny

We got a pretty neat review from an indeed user that studied at DFA back in November 2020. We love to see our students s...
01/27/2021

We got a pretty neat review from an indeed user that studied at DFA back in November 2020. We love to see our students satisfied with our programs! Here’s the full review:

"DFA is the perfect place for anyone that’s interested in almost all areas of filmmaking. Wether you want to direct, write, edit, and everything else in between; this program will be very beneficial for you. You’ll also get perks upon completing DFA, like renting film equipment for life, and job openings on their jobs board in need of someone with filmmaking experience. I stepped in with prior knowledge of video editing, and I wanted to excel in other skills to really round out my skill set. I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I was more than satisfied with what I was taught. From the professors, to the staff, and even other fellow students, the learning environment is ridiculously good. Everyone makes sure that you’re on point and will help you right away if you’re struggling, and that’s what I appreciate about DFA the most: the willingness of others to help you out. The ONLY thing I’ll say that was difficult was how demanding the program was. It gets intimidating from day one, so be prepared for that, but like I said before, professors and students will help you out along the way. DFA was phenomenal."

“Justice is indivisible. You can't decide who gets civil rights and who doesn't." Today we celebrate one of the most pro...
01/26/2021

“Justice is indivisible. You can't decide who gets civil rights and who doesn't."

Today we celebrate one of the most prominent figures in the civil rights movement, an activist who continues to use her voice to stand up for racial justice, prison reform, and keeps inspiring a new generation.
Happy 77th Birthday Angela Davis!

#angeladavis #civilrights #socialjustice #blacklivesmatter #birthday #activist

Our newest term may have already started but there's still time to apply! DFA accepts late applications all the way up t...
01/25/2021

Our newest term may have already started but there's still time to apply! DFA accepts late applications all the way up to FEB 2nd. Apply today at https://bddy.me/3qUMwXl
#studentlife #filmmaking #filmstudent #filmschool #film

“Creativity and daring creativity are like weeds – you can’t stop them growing even if you wanted to.”One of the biggest...
01/22/2021

“Creativity and daring creativity are like weeds – you can’t stop them growing even if you wanted to.”

One of the biggest names in #independent filmmaking since the 80’s, he has worked with big names in the industry such as Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Cate Blanchett, Johnny Depp and Tilda Swinton. His #films are often about the world’s little details; about drifters and seekers and the rambling detours that add up to life.
We hope he has many more years of #creative #filmmaking to come.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM JARMUSCH

#jimjarmusch #billmurray #adamdriver #cateblanchett #johnnydepp #tildaswinton #indiefilm #punk

Illustration by Oliver Stafford

01/22/2021
Crip Camp

Crip Camp tells the story of disabled youth summer camp, Camp Jened, and the #inspiring stories of the campers in their fight for #equality. With co-director Jim LeBrecht, who was a camper himself, the movie sheds light on the everyday challenges for the #disabled before the American with Disabilities Act was enacted in 1990. It was recognized as an #audience favorite at the 2020 #Sundance Film Festival with the Audience #Award for U.S. #Documentary and it was also nominated for Best #Editing. Now available on #Netflix.

#filmmaking #film #civilrights #producer #barackobama #michelleobama

Digital Film Academy (New York)'s cover photo
01/21/2021

Digital Film Academy (New York)'s cover photo

DFA will be one of the exhibitors at the online NACAC College Fair on Jan 31st. You can sign up here: https://bddy.me/3o...
01/21/2021

DFA will be one of the exhibitors at the online NACAC College Fair on Jan 31st. You can sign up here: https://bddy.me/3odJawV
See you there!

#studentlife #filmmaking #college #collegefair #highscoolgraduate #atlantafilmmaker

“Life is very, very complicated, and so films should be allowed to be, too.” Considered one of the most important filmma...
01/20/2021

“Life is very, very complicated, and so films should be allowed to be, too.”
Considered one of the most important filmmakers of the current era, his films are far from standard.
He has been nominated for 4 Oscars and has won another 58 awards so far. Always looking to shake up regular filmmaking to give the audience extreme feelings through his films, we wish for many more years of creative work to come.

Happy Birthday David Lynch! ✨

Welcome back returning #students, and a warm hello to all the new students. Looking forward to the amazing work we can #...
01/19/2021

Welcome back returning #students, and a warm hello to all the new students. Looking forward to the amazing work we can #create together!
Let's get started! You are the future of 🎬

#filmmaking #filmschool #filmstudent #studentlife #film

“I have a dream”. Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day and there is no better time to reflect on the legacy of the influen...
01/18/2021

“I have a dream”.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day and there is no better time to reflect on the legacy of the influential civil rights leader.

#martinlutherkingjr #ihaveadream #civilrights #blm #fightracism

Join us for our Open House tomorrow Saturday Jan 16th at 3pm! Come check out if DFA is the right school for you - we can...
01/15/2021

Join us for our Open House tomorrow Saturday Jan 16th at 3pm! Come check out if DFA is the right school for you - we can tell you all the reasons why we are! https://bddy.me/38N7Tni

#filmschool #filmmaking #openhouse #film

“I’m doing what I love and, if you can make a living doing what you love, you won already.”Spike Lee will be honored wit...
01/14/2021

“I’m doing what I love and, if you can make a living doing what you love, you won already.”

Spike Lee will be honored with the American Cinematheque Award today Jan 14 in a virtual ceremony. “It’s a recognition of the body of work, and I’ve been putting in the work since the fall of 1979,” says Lee.

Lee is one of the premier black #filmmakers that modernized #cinema with #classics including “Do the Right Thing” and “Malcolm X.” One of his latest #films, “Da 5 Bloods,” a post-traumatic Vietnam War drama starred Delroy Lindo and Chadwick Boseman, who was a DFA graduate. Boseman won the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2020.

#spikelee #awards #chadwickboseman #graduate #da5bloods #malcolmx #dotherightthing

01/13/2021

DFA Online Open House this Saturday at 3pm (EST)! You can add your name to the guest list on our website: https://www.digitalfilmacademy.edu/open-house/
Join us to learn more about our programs and for a free demo class. 🎥

#filmmaking #filmschool #atlanta

#editors real struggle. 😄DFA students have remote access to our computers at school, so #rendering can be a little less ...
01/12/2021

#editors real struggle. 😄

DFA students have remote access to our computers at school, so #rendering can be a little less painful 😆

#film #filmmaking #postproduction #filmschool #meme

DFA students that choose the After Effects Motion Graphics & Visual Effects Elective class will be shown new techniques ...
01/11/2021

DFA students that choose the After Effects Motion Graphics & Visual Effects Elective class will be shown new techniques like parenting, overlay modes, 3D animation, matting and bluescreening - creating an environment of artistic creativity as well as technical training ✨

#aftereffects #motiongraphics #postproduction #filmmaking #filmschool

We teach you how to create high quality digital media projects from pre-production to post-production and screening - at...
01/09/2021

We teach you how to create high quality digital media projects from pre-production to post-production and screening - at DFA you'll master it all. Learn more about it at our open house today @ 3pm (EST) https://bddy.me/3hWjNOq

#film #filmmaking #filmschool #cameras #onlinelearning

Check out our new blog post if you're wondering how to improve your shooting #skills as a #filmmaker!  https://bddy.me/3...
01/08/2021

Check out our new blog post if you're wondering how to improve your shooting #skills as a #filmmaker!

https://bddy.me/35qe8LE

#filmschool #film #onset #camera #cameragear

DFA will begin to offer (starting in May) a new Associate Degree Program that will have over $10,000 worth of equipment ...
01/06/2021

DFA will begin to offer (starting in May) a new Associate Degree Program that will have over $10,000 worth of equipment provided to each student. You will own the equipment forever at no additional cost and you’ll still have access to the LEAP program.
Join the waiting list now for information on start dates and class schedules! Limited spots available.

https://www.digitalfilmacademy.edu/associate-degree-black-magic-waiting-list/

#filmmaking #onlinelearning #filmschool #film

The Sundance Film Festival canceled drive-in movie screenings in Southern #California, due to the state’s alarming incre...
01/06/2021

The Sundance Film Festival canceled drive-in movie screenings in Southern #California, due to the state’s alarming increase in #COVID-19 infections and deaths. The screenings will be performed online only.

Via Variety Magazine

#filmmaking #sundancefilmfestival #film

“I’m not a natural-born #director. Now that I'm actually doing it, I wonder why everybody wants to in the first place. Y...
01/05/2021

“I’m not a natural-born #director. Now that I'm actually doing it, I wonder why everybody wants to in the first place. You have to think of everything.”

She always has a big smile on her face, one of the trademarks of her extensive career as an #actor. Being considered one of the most successful in the business, she has 1 #Oscar win and another 33 wins & 57 nominations for other #awards.

Her work as “Kay Adams Corleone” in The #Godfather #movies gave her the spotlight and she didn’t stop there. She continued to act in several roles with different #Hollywood directors, but also #produced, #directed and worked on the #soundtrack in many other films.

Happy Birthday Diane Keaton!

Illustration by Jillian Tamaki

#filmmaking #dianekeaton

Next Online Open House this Saturday! We will be meeting on Zoom at 3pm (EST). You can add your name to the guest list o...
01/04/2021

Next Online Open House this Saturday! We will be meeting on Zoom at 3pm (EST). You can add your name to the guest list on our website. Come join us!
https://www.digitalfilmacademy.edu/open-house/

#onlinelearning #filmschool #filmmaking

May #2021 bring us a lot of joy! Happy new year everyone. 💫#happynewyear
01/01/2021

May #2021 bring us a lot of joy! Happy new year everyone. 💫

#happynewyear

Who else is excited for #2021? Let's keep creating and producing great work next year!#happynewyear #NewYear2021
12/31/2020

Who else is excited for #2021? Let's keep creating and producing great work next year!

#happynewyear #NewYear2021

#2021 is around the corner and your #future in Digital #Media can't wait anymore.DFA's next Online Open House January 9t...
12/30/2020

#2021 is around the corner and your #future in Digital #Media can't wait anymore.

DFA's next Online Open House January 9th @ 3pm (EST).
You can add your name to the guest list on our website. What are you waiting for? https://www.digitalfilmacademy.edu/open-house/

#filmmaking #film #filmschool #NewYear2021 #happynewyear

#Holiday #Meme season is not over yet! 😄⁠🎥⁠⁠
12/29/2020

#Holiday #Meme season is not over yet! 😄⁠🎥⁠

“I remain thankful for the gifts that I've been given and I try to use them in a good way, in a positive way.”He is know...
12/28/2020

“I remain thankful for the gifts that I've been given and I try to use them in a good way, in a positive way.”

He is known for his impressive performances in #movies such as “Training Day”, “The Book of Eli”, “Malcom X” and many more. He has won 2 #Oscars in his career and had another 82 wins & 170 nominations.

Happy Birthday Denzel Washington!

#denzelwashington #film #hollywood

Address

630 9th Avenue Suite 901 (1,584.74 Mi) New York
New York, NY
10036

A,C,E to 42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal. Exit at 44th Street and walk to 9th Avenue. Enter in Film Center Building at 44th & 9th and go to 9th floor.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 19:00
Thursday 09:30 - 19:00
Friday 09:30 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(212) 333-4013

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Don’t miss our live stream covering the Mena Digital Awards 2019 Today at 14:00 Dubai local time (GST) #digital #digitalmarketing #socialmedia #Marketing #menadigitalawards #menadigitalawards2019
Is the school actually still functioning? I have written three emails and have received no reply at all. I have phoned but it goes straight to voicemail. Left a message, and I’m still waiting for a callback.
I love how the page supports so many student voices in the industry. As a fellow filmmaker I always look for films that both educate and inspire me. Because of that, I wanted to share with you all this new documentary I came across on Netflix called “Kiss the Ground.” The directors, Josh and Rebecca Tickell, are former Sundance Audience Award Winners with an extensive background in environmental activism and film making. From the trailer, the cinematography is a sight to be seen and the story-line is also one I haven’t seen before, so I’m actually super excited for it. It comes out next week on Sept 22 and I found out they’re hosting a global watch party/Q&A day of!
I love finding pages that are passionate about film and converse about the benefits and impact a film can have. To further this conversation about impactful films, I wanted to discuss an upcoming Netflix documentary I read about in People magazine. “Kiss the Ground” is the latest movie from activists and directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell that presents a motivational and uplifting message about reversing the effects of climate change through regenerative agriculture. This film has Woody Harrelson as the narrator and features many celebrity activists such as Patricia Arquette and Ian Somerhalder! I am so excited for this film because I really think this film’s uplifting tone will impact so many people! The film releases on September 22nd and there will be a virtual watch party and Q&A! I would love to know what you think after seeing the trailer!
I love that your page has become a hub of entertainment and training through the internet. I've missed being able to watch films, but I've been able to watch a few independent films and I'd love to recommend one for your program. I was able to see a premiere screening of the film Chief Zabu, a film 30 years in the making. Though being set in the 80's, the film's comedic timing and hilarious take on business figures in the world is a well shot masterpiece of satire in the highest degree. With Ben Sydney (Allen Garfield) and Sammy Brooks (Zack Norman) leading the way and stealing the show as the one of the funniest duos on film, this blast from the past will fill you with nostalgia while also blowing you away with its relevance. It's set to be on VOD platforms by August 8th, and I can't wait to watch it again! Let me know what you think when you're able to see it!
The Film Building from my balcony... #DFA
‘#Fear does not stop death, it stops life’ - Vi Keeland. In these times of #Uncertainty, collective and individual ‘Fear’ rises. How does it consume our mind? Which environmental factors engineer its ever-encroaching presence in our being? #PHOBOS (FEAR in Greek), a fascinating #shortfilm by Alex Proyas (#TheCrow - #DarkCity - I, ROBOT - KNOWING) is more pertinent than ever in our current, global stranglehold. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zCSYgTDjgA #filmmaking #humancondition #humanbehaviour #humanbeing #scifi #IndieFilm #fears #psychologie #film #psychology #subconscious
I love that as a student I can share my passion for film with other students on this page. I have recently been trying to support independent filmmakers and so I wanted to research where I could watch independent films unlike those found on the mainstream streaming services. I stumbled across a platform called Film Festival Flix, which is a streaming service that houses acclaimed independent films, curated channels for all audiences as well as virtual film festivals. A great virtual film festival that is being showcased now on the platform is the Ashland Independent Film Festival, there are over 100 films to watch over the course of the festival. I have been enjoying my first virtual film festival and I knew I had to share with this page. Let me know if you join me in virtually attending the Ashland Film Festival and if you have any recommendations on Film festival Flix.
Wow, what a cool idea for a school! As a film lover I really appreciate how there are places like these to help other aspiring filmmakers follow their dream. To contribute to the page, I would like to suggest checking out Film Festival Flix. It’s a great website that offers a wide variety of films/documentaries on both its channels and collections for you to explore. Recently, on its Kino Lobrer channel I watched the movie “Russian Ark” by Alexander Sokurov which employed a one-take story around the historic Russian State Hermitage Museum. Channels like these also offer one-week free trial for you all to explore for more films. Personally, I love this website and think you guys will enjoy it too!