The 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 ninth 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:
From Mexico City to Munich, these institutions have bolstered their programs in the past year with new faculty, degrees and partnerships.
The latest alums from the U.K.'s best-known film and TV college — which has a new director in Jon Wardle — include Laurie Nunn, creator of the Netflix hit Sex Education, and 2019 grad Alice Seabright, who'll be directing the second season. Damien Chazelle was among those giving master classes the past year.
Jon Wardle, NFTS Director, said: “We’re delighted that the NFTS has been recognised in this way on the international stage. We know we deliver an outstanding education that transforms the lives of our students and enables our graduates to have long and successful careers”.
The endorsement comes just days after November 1st, an NFTS graduation film became a finalist in the Student Academy Awards; Inanimate, an animated graduation film won one on the top prizes at the CILECT Global Film School Awards; and the School announced it was opening a new hub in Leeds supported by industry partners including Channel 4, ITV, BFI, Screen Yorkshire and ScreenSkills.
In 2018 the School was awarded the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema BAFTA and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Excellence in Higher Education.