NFTS Sound Design MA students dominate this year’s 'Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Student Film (Verna Fields Award)' category at the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards, receiving an incredible four out of five nominations. A number of NFTS Sound Design MA graduates are also nominated including Justin Dolby who is nominated in the 'Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Feature Documentary' category for Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars and Sven Taits, Rob Malone and Jens Peterson who are all nominated in the 'Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Foreign Language Feature' category for their work on First They Killed My Father. 

(Still from Don't Think of a Pink Elephant)

The Golden Reel Awards is considered to be the sound world’s equivalent to the Oscars and our students and graduates have won the  student award an impressive 14 times and been nominated 43 times making the NFTS consistently the world's most acclaimed school for sound editing.

(Still from Homegrown)

Morgan Muse is nominated for her work on NFTS graduation animation, Poles Apart, directed by Paloma Baeza; Thomas Blazukas is nominated for NFTS graduation animation, Homegrown, directed by Quentin Haberham; Sam Boulton is nominated for his work on NFTS digital effects horror project, The Mayflower and Mark Bailey is nominated for NFTS graduation animation, Don’t Think of a Pink Elephant.

(Still from Poles Apart)

The 65th annual MPSE Golden Reel Awards takes place on Sunday February the 18th, 2018.

(Still from The Mayflower)

To find out more about our MA in Sound Design for Film and Television, please visit - there is a dedicated open day for the course on Friday 23rd March and Thursday 26th April – sign up at

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