Tonight, New York Film Academy’s Documentary Department will top off a week of classes with three Oscar-winners, the Supervising Editor of HBO’s Documentary Department and A&E's newest showrunner with:
The Winter Screening of The 2011 New York Film Academy Documentary Festival
And YOU'RE INVITED!!!
Come see what NYFA’s latest Doc-stars accomplished in a One-Year Documentary Consortium that utilizes master instruction from industry luminaries and the production of six increasingly complex documentaries to take students from zero experience to the creation of frequently award-winning thesis films.
From Tanzania, to Peru, to a picaresque Italian village and a remote Venezuelan island, this year’s thesis films take you through a vast landscape of surprising stories.
A born-again Alabama athlete faces paralysis and an offer of embryonic stem cells that might help him walk again. Someone finally speaks about a heartbreaking life – and changes the world. A photographer follows the traces of a celebrated but enigmatic poet through Peru, searching for a connection to the only other artist in her family. A unique housing project in the Bronx makes it possible for determined grandmothers to keep their progeny out of the system and off the streets. In a beautiful Italian village, a Moldavian immigrant spends her days and nights caring for a sweet, silent, old woman. The fishermen of Isla Margarita, Venezuela prepare to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the day that The Virgin of the Valley first appeared to watch over them. A small group of abandoned children find a unique home an old, gothic, Greek Orthodox Academy outside Garrison, New York. A once-famous prima ballerina tries to find new symmetry in life after the ballet has ended. And the children of a Tanzanian orphanage use video cameras to explore and record their world, under the watchful eye of a once wanted Black Panther.
Look for the real life Harry Potter in the unlikeliest of appearances and stay for wine, cheese, and a round of diplomas to follow. It’s free!
The Winter Screening of
THE 2011 NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
Friday December 9, 2011
Screening Room at NYFA's Union Square campus
100 East 17th Street
New York, New York 10003
Screening at 6:00 pm
Reception to Follow
LifeLine by Louisa Merino (22 minutes)
La Casa Delle Bambole (The Doll House) by Ilaria Polsonetti (24:05)
The Sacred Cells by Todd Leatherman (20:40)
Image Hunter by Alejandra Cabrera Perez (20:49)
Grandma's House by Andrea April Blake (16:34:05)
The Virgin of The Valley by Emiliana Romero (22 minutes)
The Royal Knowledge by Francesco Neri Molteni (22:59)
Growing Up in Saint Basil Academy by Eleni Vasileiou (17min)
Ballerina y Martina Sonksen de Siqueira (13:29)