Behind each and every project made at the NFTS is a huge pool of talented individuals working in more than 25 specialist areas from Producing and Production Design to Screenwriting, Sound Design and Model Making.

Here we highlight the host of awards and successes picked up by films, television and games created by our graduates while studying here.

NFTS graduates achieve success within a short window of time and go on to become key creative leaders for much of the UK’s largest and most high profile film and television content. To see what alumni go on to do, check out nfts.co.uk/alumni-success

To watch the trailers and see cast and crew of the films featured below, visit screeningroom.nfts.co.uk

Recent NFTS Awards and Success

Animation
A Bird with no Legs - 2019 Graduate Film
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SELECTED Best of Stars of Students at Hiroshima International Animation Festival

Mother's Ruin - 2019 Graduate Film
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SELECTED Best of Stars of Students at Hiroshima International Animation Festival

One Liner - 2019 Graduation Film
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SELECTED Best of Stars of Students at Hiroshima International Animation Festival

The Unknown - 2020 Graduation Film
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SELECTED Best of Stars of Students at Hiroshima International Animation Festival

Cha - 2020 Graduation Film
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SELECTED for Encounters Film Festival | Best Animated Short Film at Asian Cinematography Awards | Best Director at Asian Cinematography Awards | SELECTED for Aesthetica Short Film Festival

Heatwave - 2019 Graduation Film 
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SELECTED Golden Kuker Sofia International Animation Film Festival | Third Prize Animation at CILECT Awards | Silver Screen Award for Animation at Young Directors Award at Cannes | ‘Postgraduate Animation’ at RTS Student Television Awards | ‘Postgraduate Sound’ at RTS Student Television Awards |‘Verna Fields Award for Student Film Makers’ at Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Camerawork’ at RTS Student Craft Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Editing’ at RTS Student Craft Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Production Design’ at RTS Student Craft Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Sound’ at RTS Student Craft Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Writing’ at RTS Student Craft Awards

Almost There - 2019 Graduation Film 
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NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Animation’ at RTS Student Television Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Sound’ at RTS Student Craft Awards

Meow or Never - 2020 Graduation Film 
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WINNER Class of 2020 Best Short Film Women in Animation | SELECTED for Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia | SHORTLISTED BAFTA Student Film Award for Animation

O! Black Hole - 2020 Graduation Film 
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SPECIAL MENTION from Short Cuts Jury at Toronto International Film Festival | SELECTED for Cinanima International Animation Festival | SELECTED for Toronto International Film Festival | SELECTED Best of Stars of Students at Hiroshima International Animation Festival | SHORTLISTED BAFTA Student Film Award for Animation | Selected for Locarno International Film Festival | Selected for World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagrab

Something Borrowed - 2020 Graduation Film 
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SELECTED Nashville Film Festival | Screening Award from New Designers | BAFTA Student Film Award for Animation 

Solar Plexus - 2019 Graduation Film
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NOMINATED ‘Verna Fields Award for Student Film Makers’ at Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards

The Song of a Lost Boy - 2020 Graduation Film 
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Selected for Fantoche International Animation Film Festival

The Fire Next Time - 2019 Graduation Film 
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SELECTED for Cinanima International Animation Festival | SELECTED for Annecy International Animation Festival
Commercials
A Timeless Dance - 2020 Bremont Solo 34 Collection commercial
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SELECTED for Canadian International Fashion Film Festival

No (Directed by William Markarian-Martin) - 2018 Stella McCartney Commercial

SELECTED for Canadian International Fashion Film Festival

No (Directed by Andreea Ciobanu) - 2018 Stella McCartney Commercial
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SELECTED for Canadian International Fashion Film Festival

Hungry Mobsters - 2018 Kodak Savourists Commercial
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NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Short Form’ at RTS Student Television Awards

Timing is Everything - 2019 Bremont Commercial

SELECTED for Canadian International Fashion Film Festival | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Short Form’ at RTS Student Television Awards

Rough Hands - 2019 Kodak Nursem Commercial
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‘Postgraduate Short Form' at RTS Student Television Awards

De-Reset - 2018 Stella McCartney Commercial
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SELECTED for Canadian International Fashion Film Festival
Documentary
Thinking About the Weather - 2020 Graduation Film
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SELECTED for Nordisk Panorama Film Festival | NOMINATED ‘New Nordic Voice’ at Nordisk Panorama Film Festival

Isle of Us -  2020 Graduation Film

SELECTED for Dinard Film Festival | SHORTLISTED BAFTA Student Film Award for Documentary | NOMINATED ‘Best Student Film’ at One World Media Awards | Selected for Sheffield Doc Fest

Miss Curvy - 2020 Graduation Film
NOMINATED ‘All3Media Best Student Documentary’ at Grierson Awards | NOMINATED for Student Academy Awards | SHORTLISTED BAFTA Student Film Award for Documentary | NOMINATED ‘Best Student Film’ at One World Media Awards

Lola - 2020 Graduation Film
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Selected for HotDocs

Beyond the North Winds: A Post Nuclear Reverie - 2019 Graduation Film
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Selected for Sundance Film Festival: London

The Daydreamers - 2020 Graduation Film
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SHORTLISTED ‘All3Media Best Student Documentary’ at Grierson Awards

Inside a Marriage - 2020 Graduation Film

NOMINATED ‘All3Media Best Student Documentary’ at Grierson Awards

#FollowMe

SELECTED for BFI London Film Festival
Fiction
Edfell - 2020 XR VR Graduation FIlm
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SELECTED for LFF Expanded at BFI London Film Festival

Gimcrack - 2020 NFTS Platform! Kickstarter Graduation Film
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SELECTED for Norwich Film Festival

Azaar - 2019 Graduation Film
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‘Postgraduate Production Design’ at RTS Student Television Awards | ‘Postgraduate Camerawork’ at RTS Student Television Awards | NOMINATED ‘Best Short Film’ at EE British Academy Film Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Camerawork’ at RTS Student Craft Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Production Design’ at RTS Student Craft Awards

November 1st - 2019 Graduation Film
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First Prize Fiction at CILECT Awards | ‘Postgraduate Writing’ at RTS Student Television Awards | SHORTLISTED ‘Best Short Film’ at EE British Academy Film Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Camerawork’ at RTS Student Craft Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Editing’ at RTS Student Craft Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Production Design’ at RTS Student Craft Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Sound’ at RTS Student Craft Awards | NOMINATED ‘Postgraduate Craft Skills – Writing’ at RTS Student Craft Awards

Órla and the Fish - 2019 Diverse Directors Workshop Film
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Silver Screen Award for Film School (6 mins and over) at Young Directors Award at Cannes

Shoal - 2020 Graduation Film

SELECTED for Dinard Film Festival | SHORTLISTED Live Action Film at BAFTA Student Film Awards

Who Goes There? - 2020 Graduation Film
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‘Heartland Horror Award’ at Indy Shorts International Film Festival | ‘Heartland Horror: Audience Choice Award’ at Indy Shorts International Film Festival | SHORTLISTED BAFTA Student Film Award for Live Action Film

The Retreat - 2020 First Year Film

SELECTED for Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia

Science and Natural History
Life on the Rocks - 2020 Graduation Film
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AWARD WINNER Newcomer at Naturvision | SELECTED for Wild Ocean Film Festival | Selected for ‘CortoNatura’ section at Gran Paradiso Film Festival | AWARD WINNER ‘Emerging Filmmaker’ at Jackson Wild Media Awards | NOMINATED ‘Emerging talent Panda Award’ at Wildscreen |NOMINATED ‘Best Short Film’ at Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival

Snakes, Fear & Me - 2020 Graduation Film
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NOMINATED ‘Newcomer Award’ at Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival

The Flying Gold of Arabuko - 2019 First Year Film
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Special Mention ‘Short Film’ at Naturvision | Special Mention at Jackson Wild World Wildlife Day Film Showcase: Biodiversity | SHORTLISTED BAFTA Student Film Award for Documentary

Painted Ladies - 2019 First Year Film
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Selected for ‘CortoNatura’ section at Gran Paradiso Film Festival | SELECTED for Naturvision | SHORTLISTED BAFTA Student Film Award for Documentary | NOMINATED ‘Emerging Filmmaker’ at Jackson Wild Media Awards

Fight For Quiet - 2020 Graduation Film
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SELECTED for Naturvision

The Common Ground - 2019 First Year Film
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SELECTED for Naturvision

Those in Grass Houses - 2019 First Year Film

SELECTED for #LabMeCrazy Science Film Festival | SELECTED for Naturvision | NOMINATED ‘Best Short Film’ at Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival

Everything is Broccoli
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SELECTED for Pariscience International Science Film Festival | SELECTED for #LabMeCrazy Science Film Festival | SELECTED for ‘CortoNatura’ section at Gran Paradiso Film Festival


The Silent Forests - 2020 Graduation Film
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Selected for ‘CortoNatura’ section at Gran Paradiso Film Festival | NOMINATED ‘Newcomer Award’ at Green Screen International Wildlife Film Festival

Bananas - 2020 Graduate Film

NOMINATED ‘All3Media Best Student Documentary’ at Grierson Awards

Lifespan - 2020 Graduate Film
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SELECTED for InScience Film Festival | SELECTED for #LabMeCrazy Science Film Festival

You can follow in the footsteps of our incredible alumni by applying for an NFTS course today!
Visit nfts.co.uk/places-available to find out how you can #StandOutwithNFTS

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