New York Film Academy gives big to Children for Children Foundation

World famous film school donates full scholarship
By: New York Film Academy: Jessica Page
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June 2, 2008 - PRLog -- For the underprivileged kids who dream of one day becoming the next Martin Scorcese or Steven Speilberg, May 21st  2008 may have just been their lucky day.  At the Children For Children Eighth Annual Benefit, held at the prestigious Christie’s in Rockefeller Center, attendees enjoyed cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a silent auction.  But even more inspiring then the priceless artwork hanging on the walls was the contribution of a full scholarship to the New York Film Academy, which will be awarded to one lucky recipient.

While the famous film school is consistently the choice of many Hollywood filmmakers and their families, some of NYFA’s most famous alumni were once students with no connections to the film industry whatsoever.  “We feel that all young filmmakers, regardless of their cultural or financial background, should receive the kind of intensive, hands-on training that will help them take their vision to the next level” said NYFA Senior Director, David Klein.  “We were honored to be able to contribute to such a worthy cause, and we certainly hope that the education and training we provide truly help all students to develop their creative skills to the fullest extent”.

While the name of the scholarship winner was not released at press time, it is certain that the they will find themselves right at home in the Academy’s wide array of programs, including Filmmaking, Acting for Film, and even 3-D Animation and Special Effects.   Said NYFA Provost, Michael Young, “Much like what the Children for Children Foundation is trying to achieve, the New York Film Academy strives to create an environment that promotes personal development, learning, and community involvement.  More than anything, we look forward to meeting the special young student who will now have the opportunity to push his or her creative abilities to the maximum.”  

About the New York Film Academy
The New York Film Academy is the largest film and acting school in the world, and the leading institution for intensive hands-on training in filmmaking, acting for film, producing, screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, and most recently, broadcast journalism.

About Children For Children
Children for Children® (CFC), a New York not-for-profit founded by parents to foster community involvement and social responsibility in young people, offers opportunities for young people from preschool through high school to "grow involved," through hands-on service and philanthropy programs that teach the value of volunteering and giving.
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