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Announcing The New York Film Academy Open House

The New York Film Academy was founded on the philosophy that "learning by doing" combined with current industry practices provides students with the most valuable education. We offer short-term, AFA, BFA, MA and MFA programs in Screenwriting, Filmmaking, Acting, Producing, Cinematography, Documentary, Photography, Animation and Game Design.

We have our next Open House on Friday, November 15 at 1pm. It's a chance to meet the school's Faculty and see just what NYFA has to offer.

If you are interested in attending the Open House, you must RSVP to

For more information about the Open House, click HERE.

To learn about our talented faculty, please visit the site.



The Write Start Contest

Enter Contest

Contest Details:

  • Contest Begins: October 1, 2013
  • Early Deadline: November 15, 2013
  • Early Fee: $20
  • Standard Deadline: November 30, 2013
  • Standard Fee: $30
  • Winners Announced: December 2013
  • NYFA Program Begins: January 2014


There’s no better way to commence a screenwriting career than with a quality education. That’s why we’ve partnered with the prestigious New York Film Academy (NYFA) for a contest that awards six winners with scholarships to NYFA's 8-Week Screenwriting Workshop. This program is valued at $3,300 per scholarship, and results in a completed screenplay.

Here’s how it works:

  • Contestants create a "one-sheet" based on their screenplay idea, which will serve as the initial concept for the 8-Week Screenwriting Workshop.
  • Submit your one-sheet to be judged by distinguished faculty and industry experts.
  • Six winners will be chosen from the submissions for attendance in the NYFA 8-Week Screenwriting Workshop
  • The six winners start their NYFA 8-Week Screenwriting Workshop at the beginning of 2014

Check out our free "How to Create a Screenplay One-Sheet" video to learn how to translate your idea into a one-sheet.

The Write Start Contest is open to all genres, and has a budget-friendly $20 fee to enter. This is your chance learn from the pros, and add an impressive education line to your resume.

Plus, the top 20 one-sheet submissions will be read by execs at these top production companies:

34th Street Films
After Dark Films
Amasia Entertainment
Anarchy Management
CODE Entertainment
Crystal Sky Entertainment
Echo Lake Entertainment
New Wave Entertainment
Outlier Company
PB Management
Principato-Young Entertainment
Thruline Entertainment
Universal Writers Management

Sign up for your chance to win an NYFA 8-Week Screenwriting Workshop now!

About the NYFA 8-Week Screenwriting Program

The New York Film Academy has distilled the essential elements from the world's best screenwriting program to create an intensive screenwriting workshop. It is designed for individuals with little or no screenwriting experience who are ready, willing, and able to work and learn within a fast-paced, high pressure, focused environment.

With strict adherence to the rituals of writing and learning, students have the opportunity to develop a feature length screenplay of 90-120 pages. The goal is to finish the course with a first draft on an original screenplay.

The New York Film Academy stresses fundamental writing concepts and techniques. Topics covered during the course include:

  • Classic Screenplay Structure
  • Character Arcs
  • Heroes
  • Dialogue
  • Theme
  • Conflict
  • Flashbacks
  • Genre
  • Voice Over
  • WGA Format
  • Style and Tone
  • Subtext
  • Visualization
  • Dramaturgy - Cinematic Syntax
  • Practical Insights to the Business of Screenwriting

The Write Start Contest is sponsored by

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Looking for the regulations and answers to specific questions? Check out The Write Start Contest’s FAQs.