In addition to a record 10 individual BAFTA nominations for NFTS alumni and 126 alumni credits in this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards, there are a stunning 16 NFTS Digital Effects alumni credits across eight of the nominated films. That means over 10% of our Digital Effects graduates worked on 2018 BAFTA nominated films, which is a fantastic achievement for the course, which was set up in 2005. Credits include:


Thomas Phillips Howard, Animator

The Last Jedi

Adam Arnot, Compositor ILM; Jake Ferris, Layout Artist ILM; Shivani Shah, Layout Artist ILM; Dan Snape, Compositing Supervisor ILM; Kathleen Squire, Scanning Coordinator

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri

Dillan Nicholls, Lead Compositor

Paddington 2

David Sheldon, Compositor; Luke Hardisty, Digital Compositor; Carl Thompson, Digital Lab Operator

Beauty and the Beast

Ruochen Wang, Compositor; Nicholas Zissimos, Compositor


Andy Quinn, VFX Supervisor

Film Stars don’t Die in Liverpool

Andrew Scattergood, Digital Intermediate Operator

Victoria and Abdul

Sara Buxton, Assistant Colourist; Dillan Nicholls, Lead Compositor

If you are interested in following in our DFX graduates’ footsteps, applications are open until 27th September and the two year course starts in January 2019 – apply at

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