MFA in Film Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED TO April 30th - for Fall 2024 Entry!


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Our intensive two-year MFA is the only graduate-level film program of its kind, offering hands-on Documentary and Fiction tracks in an affordable public university.  We are an international filmmaking community in the heart of Harlem, and our students have ready access to the finest talent, locations, and production facilities of New York City.

Our faculty of award-winning filmmakers is dedicated to mentoring a talented, selective group of students to become the next generation of original voices in independent film. Cityvisions, our annual film showcase launches their work into the film festival circuit, television broadcast, and non-theatrical distribution. Our students have won numerous student Oscars and Emmys and their films have been official selections at Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, Berlin, and Venice Film Festivals. 


Please also visit our Documentary Forum website via: 
and our Cityvisions Annual Showcase website via:


Media & Communication Arts Department

The MCA Department
Shepard Hall, Room 472
160 Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031
e: p: 212-650-7167

Professors Andrea Weiss 
Antonio Tibaldi

Program Directors
Shepard Hall, Room 472
160 Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031
e: | p. 212-650-5048
e: | p. 212-650-8365 

April G. Joffee

Assistant Director of City-Film MFA Program
Shepard Hall, Room 286
160 Convent Avenue

New York, NY 10031
e:  | p: 212.650.7235