NFTS students regularly win awards worldwide, with recent achievements including BAFTA wins and Oscar nominations.

NFTS animations have now won 4 British Short Animation BAFTA awards in a row – and in 2018 received their 5th nomination for Poles Apart – Paloma Baeza’s 2017 graduation film, voiced by, amongst others, Helena Bonham Carter.

Recent nominations at the Oscars have gone to graduation films Head Over Heels and The Confession. Wins at the AMPAS Student Academy Awards have included the animation Miss Todd (Kristina Yee), and drama The Confession (Tanel Toom) in the Honorary Foreign Film category – which we regularly reach the finalist stage in - the latest finalist being Brady Hood's 2017 film Sweet Maddie Stone.

Our students regularly win at the MPSE Golden Reel awards – this year we have received four out of five nominations in the Verna Fields Award category for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Student Film. We’ve now achieved 14 wins and 43 nominations - making the NFTS consistently the world's most acclaimed school for sound editing.

Students won 7 awards at the 2017 Royal Television Society Student Awards – having received an impressive 20 nominations in all. Our TV productions also get recognised with award wins at the New York TV Festival – TV graduate entertainment programme Against All Odds, created by Lucy Smith and Jamie Minty, won ‘Best Unscripted Pilot/ Alternative Project’ at this year’s flagship Independent Pilot Competition (IPC). Against All Odds was the only UK project to be selected.

Other recent highlights include

Yvann Yagchi won the Best Student Documentary award for his graduation film Acta Non VerbaMatthew Lee’s 1st year animation Cabin Pressure won Best Student Film at the Manchester Animation Festival
Naomi Kotler, Games graduate, won the Breakthrough Talent Award at the 2017 Women in Games Awards
Jonathan Nielssen’s 2018 graduation game Falling Sky was nominated for The Games Awards. Inaugural Student Games Award
Graduation film Chomo received a nomination for the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award at the 2017 International Documentary Association Awards
NFTS BAFTA-nominated animation Poles Apart won the Rhode Island Film Festival Award for Best Short Animation

NFTS student films are regularly selected for all of the major film festivals in the world. These are only some of the festivals that have screened our films - Cannes International Film Festival, Semaine de la Critique, Berlin, Venice, Sundance, Telluride, Locarno, Rotterdam, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Sebastián , Montreal, Dinard, Sarajevo, Toronto, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Aspen, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Stuttgart International Animated Film Festival , Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, Hiroshima, Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, Edinburgh, London, Camerimage and Clermont-Ferrand.

On top of our 2013 Oscar nomination for animation Head over HeelsThe graduation fiction film, The Confession was nominated for Best Short Film for the Oscars in 2011 and was the winner of the 2010 Student Academy Awards. In the last four years our graduation films have been nominated for 3 BAFTAs and won Twice, Until The River Runs Red (2011) and Sleeping With The Fishes (2014).

The Golden Reel for Best Sound Editing has been won twelve times by our students - the result in 2014 was another win for the NFTS and we also received 6 nominations in this competition run by the Motion Picture Sound Editors, in Los Angeles. There were 8 films nominated in this year’s Royal Television Society Awards with NFTS films winning in all four categories (Best Fiction, Best Animation, Best Entertainment, Best Factual). Other highlights include our 70th win for Abuelas on the Film Festival Circuit; 3 nominations from the Grierson Documentary Awards and a win for Sodiq and NFTS graduation film Beach Boy winning at the Karlovy Vary Festival. NFTS films and programmes can also be seen on television including broadcasts on the BBC, Sky and Channel 5 and across Europe, broadcast by ARTE & Canal Plus.