Category Archives: Blog

Do It Yourself

December 21, 2021

Nowadays, we have a wealth of information at our fingertips. Websites like YouTube provide resources on topics we never thought possible! You may find yourself asking, why do I need a film school when everything I need to learn is online? Doing it yourself can be helpful in many ways, but you’ll need a little […]

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Questlove’s Black Woodstock is his Directorial Debut

December 2, 2019

Questlove’s Black Woodstock is his Directorial Debut Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s first try at directing a feature film is a documentary titled Black Woodstock. The movie highlights the Harlem Cultural Festival, an outdoor music festival held the same summer as Woodstock in Harlem’s Mount Morris Park. Although there were over 300,000 people in attendance, the event […]

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Behind The Black Panther: Film School Founder Recalls Early Days Of Chadwick Boseman

August 8, 2019

Behind The Black Panther: Film School Founder Recalls Early Days Of Chadwick Boseman Travis Bean, Forbes Contributor When Patrick DiRenna talks about what makes for a great performance in a film, he speaks of emotional clarity; facial expressions; screen presence; controlling the audience. But going beyond the mere components of acting, DiRenna views a great […]

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MOMA, Film Society Of Lincoln Center And Film School Nyc

April 19, 2019

1. DIGITAL FILM ACADEMY GRADUATE SCREENS HIS FILM AT LINCOLN CENTER ! Back in 2018, the winner of the Orizzonti Prize for Best Film at the world famous Venice Film Festival was none other than Digital Film Academy graduate student Mr. Phuttiphong Aroonpheng. Fast forward to March 2019 and our former student had the US […]

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Variety magazine and Starlit Movie

November 30, 2018

We are very pleased to see that one of our DFA graduates was just reviewed in ‘Variety’ magazine for his debut feature film, Kraben Rahu (Manta Ray). For those who might not be aware, Variety is a ‘go to’ source of reading material in the entertainment business.

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Venice Film Festival

October 16, 2018

Our student won VENICE FILM FESTIVAL! Open House, TOMORROW Sat. Oct. 13th 2018 3pm Dear friends, followers, and fans of Digital Film Academy New York, It has been an exciting few weeks here at our New York film school. Let’s get started: New York Digital Film Awards (NYDFA 2018) I will say this though…Wow ! […]

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Digital Film Academy Graduate Wins Academy Award

August 13, 2018

ACADEMY AWARD for a DFA student, Brad Bailey! Open House, Sat. Aug. 11th, 2018 3pm Hello friends and followers of Digital Film Academy in New York ! More news in and around our New York film programs: DFA Graduate Wins OSCAR! We are MORE than proud to report that Digital Film Academy graduate Brad Bailey […]

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Vimeo offices New York and Digital Film Academy

June 15, 2018

Vimeo offices New York and Digital Film Academy: Open House, Sat. June 23rd 2018 3pm Hello friends of Digital Film Academy in New York ! Here is a round-up of news in and around our Times Square film school: “5 YEARS OF FILMMAKING SKILLS IN ONE YEAR” Our international student Vishvak hails from the city […]

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Alex Felix and Ridley Scott: From Cameras to Scripts

August 16, 2017

Many of our alumni, have all kinds of doors open for them after graduating our school, not just in filmmaking but screenwriting as well. Shortly after graduating from Digital Film Academy, Alex Felix was hired by top Director and Producer Ridley Scott, known for such movies as “Alien”, “Blade Runner”, “The Martian” and Oscar winner […]

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Pavel Kacerle and Marvel Studios: Digital Film Academy

August 16, 2017

Probably one of our most notable international students at Digital Film Academy in New York was Pavel Kacerle. This was an international student who came all the way from The Czech Republic to study at Digital Film Academy. He took our Digital Filmmaking Program which included the Maya 3D Animation elective. Kacerle attended DFA in […]

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