TThe Hollywood Reporter has once again named the National Film and Television School (NFTS) as one of the world’s top film schools. This is the eighth consecutive year the School has been featured in the list of the top 15 international film schools and once again, the NFTS is the only UK film school to be included.

The highly respected digital and print publication, which was established in 1930 and focuses on the film television, and entertainment industries, says the following:

Lynne Ramsay with NFTS students

“The past 12 months NFTS got a new director (Jon Wardle), named Ex Machina director Alex Garland an associate director, and opened the doors on two new facilities as part of its $26 million expansion. Denis Villeneuve, David Fincher, Colin Trevorrow, Kenneth Branagh and Taika Waititi were among those giving masterclasses over the past year, while the school was able to — finally — celebrate its alumnus Roger Deakins (Blade Runner 2049) winning the Oscar evaded him over 12 previous nominations.”

Denis Villeneuve with NFTS Director, Jon Wardle

Jon Wardle, NFTS Director says: “We are thrilled that The Hollywood Reporter has once again recognised the NFTS as one of the world’s leading film schools. 2018 has been an incredible year so far with the School being awarded the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema BAFTA and our students having won a number of top awards including the Short Animation BAFTA for the fifth year in a row. It’s also been a bumper year for masterclasses with the likes of Denis Villeneuve, Lynne Ramsay and David Fincher visiting the School and Alex Garland was announced as NFTS Associate Director fulfilling a creative figurehead role for the NFTS student body.”

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