The International Film Institute of New York

New York, United States

Average Rating
★★★★★
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Sarah Lawrence College
4901 Henry Hudson Parkway
Suite 2-L
New York, New York 10471
United States

Tel. +1 718-796-4104
Email. via the contact form
Web. www.nyfilmschool.com

Are foreign students accepted?
Yes

Courses Offered
Short Beginner Courses, Short Professional Courses

Majors/Specialisms
Directing (Fiction), Cinematography (Digital), Editing, Producing (Film), Production Management, Screenwriting, Sound Recording

Camera Formats Used
HDCAM/HDTV

Post-Production Systems Used
Final Cut Pro

Average Age of Equipment
Less than 2 years


Reviews of The International Film Institute of New York

★★★★
Misael Sanchez Non-Academic Staff Member, 26-Nov-2005
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.
★★★★★
David Russell Steret Former Student, 02-Aug-2003
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.
★★★★★
Joseph Case Current Student, 25-Jul-2003
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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Guide to Film School Ratings

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Good - worth the effort.

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Adequate - you'll learn something useful.

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Poor - but beggars can't be choosers.

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Dire - don't waste your time!

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Unrated - the jury is still out

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