The International Film Institute of New York
New York, United States
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Sarah Lawrence College
4901 Henry Hudson Parkway
New York, New York 10471
Tel. +1 718-796-4104
Email. via the contact form
Are foreign students accepted?
Short Beginner Courses, Short Professional Courses
Directing (Fiction), Cinematography (Digital), Editing, Producing (Film), Production Management, Screenwriting, Sound Recording
Camera Formats Used
Post-Production Systems Used
Final Cut Pro
Average Age of Equipment
Less than 2 years
Reviews of The International Film Institute of New York
We pride ourselves in making sure that every single student leaves the program with a completed short film. We are a school that teaches how to write and direct a movie along with the technical side. That is what we feel separates us from the pack. In order to make a movie you have to know how to tell a story first.
I attended I.N.F.I.N.Y. in the summer of 2002. I can honestly say that it was one of the best experiences I ever had. The people that run the school are professional without being pedantic; knowledgeable without being arrogant, and most of all, just really great folk who love to teach. From the moment I arrived to the day I left, I was treated with respect, humility and kindness. However, most of all - I learned! I was a keen film buff with, what I thought was, a rough idea for making movies - I'd acted a little and done a wee bit here and there, but not too much. I left there knowing that, although I was a pretty good writer - in fact, by far the best in the class ;-) - I'd actually known very little about film making. The experience, if you are willing to work hard and listen carefully, is invaluable. If you're serious about becoming a filmmaker, THEN THIS COURSE WILL DEFINITELY HELP YOU. Since last year, I've went on to work for international film companies, write and direct my own documentary and I'm currently in pre-prod for my fifth fiction piece. Don't get me wrong, I'm not the finished article. But I.N.F.I.N.Y. laid the foundations that have given me a fantastic chance to make films for a living. My advice would be to go. I'm confident you won't regret it.
For the most part this program was my introduction to filmmaking. I could not think of a better way to get started doing what I love. The faculty gave me the freedom to make my own movie, while helping me with my questions and guiding me through my mistakes. My final project is something I can be proud of and the experience that I've gained will propel me into the professional film world.
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