Our credits tell the story.

The NFTS is indebted to the many organisations, companies and individuals who support our work, many of whom have supported the School for the majority of its existence.

Platinum Partner Sponsor

Channel 4

Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster with a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive.

Key Partner Funders

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DCMS works to make sure the communications, creative, media, cultural, tourism, sport and leisure economies have the framework to grow and have real impact on people’s lives.


Promotes and funds teaching and research in higher education institutions.

Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund

The Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund

Key Partner Sponsors


Sky is the largest pay-tv broadcaster in the United Kingdom and Ireland with over 11 million subscribers.

British Broadcasting Corporation

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest broadcaster in the world, with more than 23,000 staff.


ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK

Film Distributors' Association

Film Distributors' Association Ltd. (FDA) is the trade body for theatrical film distributors in the UK - the companies that release films for UK  cinema audiences.

Key Partner Accreditations

Royal College of Art

Our MA course is validated by the Royal College of Art

Creative Skillset Film Academy

We are a Creative Skillset Film Academy identified by the UK film industry as a centre of excellence in film education and training.

Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision - CILECT

We are a member of CILECT the association of the world's major film and television schools. Its goals are to provide a means for the exchange of ideas among member schools

Groupement europeen des ecoles de cinema et de television - GEECT

We are a member of the European grouping of film and television schools


NFTS Patrons

  • The Bertha Foundation
  • Dana & Albert R Broccoli Foundation
  • David Elstein, Warburg Pincus
  • The David Lean Foundation
  • Duncan Kenworthy OBE, Toledo Productions Ltd
  • Entente Distributions Ltd
  • Foundation for the Sports and the Arts
  • Ingenious Media Investment
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • The Lew Grade Memorial Fund
  • The McKenna Charitable Trust
  • Richard Dunn Memorial Fund
  • The UIP Charitable Trust
  • YouTube

Supporters and Donors

  • Arri Media
  • Ascent Media
  • Assimilate Inc
  • Autodesk Development BV
  • Avid Technology Europe Ltd
  • Christie
  • Cintel International
  • Cirro Lite
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Endemol UK
  • Euphonix Inc
  • Filmlight Ltd
  • The Foundry
  • Hewlett-Packard Limited
  • Image Systems
  • ITV London Studios
  • Lee & Thompson
  • The Lincy Foundation
  • The Mill
  • Olswang
  • Panavision
  • Pixel Farm
  • Rycote
  • Screen International
  • Take Two Films
  • Technicolor
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Warner Bros

Scholarship Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Adobe
  • Alan Hawkshaw Foundation
  • BAFTA/Shell
  • BAFTA Prince William Scholarships
  • Barchester
  • BBC
  • BBC Worldwide
  • Beaconsfield Film Society
  • British Board of FIlm Classification (BBFC)
  • British Cinematography Scholarship Trust
  • British Film Company
  • Budleigh Film Society
  • Christie
  • Creative England
  • Creative Scotland
  • The David Lean Foundation
  • David Yates
  • De Mouilpied Charity Trust
  • Discovery Networks International
  • Freddie Francis, BSC Scholarship
  • Freddie Young, OBE, BSC Scholarship
  • Sir John Terry Memorial Fund
  • Kodak Entertainment Imaging
  • The Louis Malle Scholarship
  • Mark Baker
  • Mark Farley
  • Met Film School
  • Michael Samuelson Scholarship
  • Mike Frankovic/Co;umbia TriStar Scholarship
  • Musicians Union
  • Northern Ireland Screen
  • Oscar Moore Screenwriting Fund
  • Pinewood Studios Group
  • Prescience Film Finance
  • The PRS for Music Foundation
  • The Richard Dunn Memorial Fund
  • The Robert Gavron Charitable Trust
  • Royal Mail Special Stamps
  • Sargent Disc
  • Sky Academy Scholarships
  • Toledo Productions
  • Warner Bros.
  • The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
  • Zodiak Media Group