Light Art Film Academy (LAFA) is an innovative American film institute, founded in 2007 by Syrian filmmaker Muhammad Bayazid. After seeing a shortage of film schools within the Middle East, Bayazid sought to make a change. Motivated by the need for film schools, LAFA came to serve as that change, and thus Light Art Film Academy was born.
Muhammad Bayazid attended Los Angeles Film School, London Film School, as well as London Film Academy to study film making. He also studied screenwriting at the BBC in London.