Four NFTS Productions Named Yugo BAFTA Student Award Finalists

The Yugo BAFTA Student Awards are an annual event that honours the next generation of talented and innovative storytellers from around the globe. The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is thrilled to announce that four of our student-made productions are among the 15 finalists for the 2024 awards.


bafta student award finalists


The NFTS projects are animation Dragfox, documentaries Keepers of the Kelp Forest and Milk, and game, There Was a Home. The selected student projects were chosen from 800 submissions across 109 schools in 37 countries, covering narrative film, animation, documentary, 360 videos, Experiential VR, Immersive Installations, VR Games, and PC Games. BAFTA members voted on the finalists, ensuring a diverse and competitive selection.

In 2023, NFTS celebrated a double win in the documentary and games categories with Happy - The Elephant in the Courtroom and Eros Xavier's Love Solutions.

The winners will be revealed at the Yugo BAFTA Student Awards finale ceremony hosted by Elliot Knight (The Boys, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, on Friday 12 July. This event will also commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Student BAFTA Awards.

still from dragfox showing child and fox


This LGBTQ+ animated musical follows Sam, a child grappling with their identity, and Ginger Snap, a fox who helps Sam embrace their differences. Featuring British actor Ian McKellen as the voice of Ginger Snap and RuPaul’s Drag Race star Divina De Campo as Ginger Snap's singing voice.

Read more about Dragfox here: 

Keepers of the Kelp Forest
jellyfish and kelp


This documentary highlights the plight of the Californian coastline, where kelp-consuming sea urchins are decimating their habitat due to marine heatwaves caused by climate change.


A poignant documentary delves into director Miranda Stern's brief relationship with her mother, exploring themes of motherhood, addiction and recovery.

There Was a Home
woman looking out window of car


This 3D narrative-driven puzzle game centres on a woman packing up her family home in Saudi Arabia, uncovering her family's history in the process.

Wishing all the NFTS teams involved the best of luck!

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