This year Castellinaria has the great pleasure of welcoming the New York Film Academy for a special collaboration.

We are going to host as special guest Craig Caton-Largent, chair of the 3D animation department of the school, from November 17th to 20th. He will be accompanied by Maya Breschi, Admission Representative in Europe and coordinator of courses at the NYFA Florence offices, and Diana Santi, Director of NYFA Florence.

In the festival hall, the public will have a chance to experience and see with their own eyes virtual reality thanks to a position equipped with goggles and a motion caption suit. On Sunday morning, November 18th, a free interactive workshop will be offered to the public.

Craig Caton-Largent will also hold some workshops in several high schools of the Canton (SUPSI, USI, …) about virtual reality, suitable for the needs of schools and students.



Craig Caton-Largent (short biography)

 Craig Caton-Largent is a legend of USA animation, he has been creating VFX for over 38 years and for more than 100 films, such as Batman, Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Apollo 13, Terminator 2. He is one of the 8 co-founders of Digital Domain, together with Stan Winston, James Cameron and Scott Ross.


About the New York Film Academy

With locations all over the world, the New York Film Academy has become an international school of cinema and fine arts with the characteristic of learning by doing. Students can choose from many courses and also short workshops in: filmmaking, acting for film, photography, producing, 3D animation, cinematography, screenwriting, documentary filmmaking, game design, musical theatre, broadcast journalism, musical videos, graphic design, illustration, digital editing. The academic certificates issued by the school are: MFA, MA, BFA, BA, and AFA.


NYFA has more than 8000 students from more than 100 countries in the world and offers its courses in New York City, Los Angeles, South Beach (Miami), Sydney and Gold Coast in Australia, Florence and more. The Italian offices in Florence offer filmmaking and acting courses in a Renaissance palace near the Duomo.


Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Bruce Springsteen, Al Pacino, Robert Downey Jr., Kevin James, Jamie Foxx, and Jodie Foster are just a few of the many film industry celebrities who had their family members study at the New York Film Academy.

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