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Coronavirus and The Evolution of a Film School

April 20, 2020

While the world hunkered down in the Spring of 2020 against Coronavirus, U.S. universities and colleges faced a challenge: how to continue to educate and train their students? One film school in New York City was undergoing a forward-looking evolution. Patrick Direnna. President and Founder of Digital Film Academy explains: “In that moment we switched […]

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SXSW, Geek of Chic and PRITCH London

April 4, 2019

1. SXSW (South by Southwest) and Digital Film Academy Alum: Ellie Zambrano South by Southwest (SXSW) is an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, music festivals and conferences that take place annually in Austin, Texas. This year, our own Digital Film Academy graduate Ellie Zambrano took part in a live podcast at SXSW. As Executive […]

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DFA Think Contest

November 17, 2017

A Brand New DSLR Camera plus Lenses Also, a FREE 2-Day Intensive Filmmaking Workshop at Digital Film Academy, NYC Saturday November 18th and Sunday November 19th. You also get to make your own short film using World-Class Equipment and Facilities at Digital Film Academy, New York. Eligibility Must be between ages 17 and 25 Must […]

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DFA Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Rottkamp

August 11, 2016

When Andrew Rottkamp entered college at the University of Delaware, he was a finance major. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so I picked finance,” he jokes. “But I had a feeling right from the beginning that it wasn’t the right program for me.” Luckily, when his junior year rolled around, he wound […]

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DFA Film Student Spotlight: Ayanda Chisholm

July 22, 2016

Student Spotlight What’s the biggest way in which the Digital Film Academy has affected student Ayanda Chisholm’s life? “Definitely the WebTV class,” she says. “I had never considered doing a web series before. Now I’ve completed two episodes and plan to finish an entire first season.” The web series, titled The Young, Black, and Gifted, […]

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DFA Student Spotlight: Jose Martinez

July 1, 2016

  Years ago, Jose Martinez took an intensive, one-month filmmaking course. He gained filmmaking experience, but quickly realized that in order to keep the ball rolling on his career, he needed to connect with like-minded people with whom he could collaborate on future film projects. When he found the Digital Film Academy, he knew it […]

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DFA Student Spotlight: Jimmy Zdolshek

June 24, 2016

When he was only in high school, Jimmy Zdolshek’s video production teacher encouraged him to participate in “SkillsUSA,” an organization that sponsors a competition to promote career and technical development. When the short Zdolshek completed within 6 hours as part of the contest went on to win 1st place, Zdolshek says it was one of the best […]

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