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National Film and Television School to Open Hub in Leeds

Over 130 Alumni Credits at the 2019 BFI London Film Festival

NFTS Grad Film Reaches 2019 Student Academy Awards Semi-Finals!

Five Nominations for NFTS Alumni at 2019 Emmys!

20 May 2019

NFTS Grad Wins 2019 TV BAFTA for Docu-Drama ‘Gun No 6’

NFTS Directing Documentary MA alumnus James Newton has scooped a TV BAFTA for ‘Best Single Documentary’ with docu-drama Gun No 6 which follows the story of Britain's deadliest illegal gun, charting every shooting of Gun No 6 and exposing the realities of modern gun crime. The BAFTA Television Awards took place on the 12th May at the Royal Festival Hall and were hosted by Graham Norton.
16 May 2019

Nick Park Returns to NFTS to Celebrate Wallace & Gromit's 30th Anniversary

Everyone at NFTS was thrilled to welcome Wallace & Gromit creator and multi-Oscar® winner, Nick Park back to the School last night to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the creation of his much loved characters, which were born right here at the NFTS.
14 May 2019

#NFTS Stories: “This course has given me the confidence to know that I'm good enough."

Welcome to our latest NFTS story, a series of blogs featuring our alumni talking about where they were before they came to the School and where they are now. Nathan Small graduated from the NFTS Directing and Producing Science and Natural History MA in 2019 and has already secured a job at Bristol based production company, Plimsoll Productions.
14 May 2019

NFTS Natural History Students Investigate the Science of Sleep, Intelligence of Amoeba & Delve Into Astrophysics

One of the first projects the NFTS Directing and Producing Science and Natural History MA students get their teeth into is a series of filmed science based interviews. Splitting into three teams, the students chose to film interviews on a range of subjects including the science of sleep, the intelligence of amoeba and fast radio bursts, a new phenomenon in astrophysics.
14 May 2019

Multi-BAFTA Winning Louis Theroux Discusses Documentaries and the Myth of On-Screen Ownership in Thrilling NFTS Masterclass

NFTS students packed both the in-house cinemas at the School to greet multi-BAFTA winning documentary filmmaker, journalist and presenter Louis Theroux for an insightful, frank and witty masterclass and Q&A.
10 May 2019

BAFTA winning writer-director Amma Asante Inspires Students at Masterclass

NFTS students were treated to two inspirational sessions with BAFTA winning writer-director Amma Asante. Fiction directing students enjoyed an afternoon Q&A hosted by co-heads of fiction Lesley Manning and Brian Gilbert. Later, all NFTS students had the chance to watch a preview of her latest film Where Hands Touch, followed by a Q&A with Amma in conversation with NFTS director Jon Wardle.
10 May 2019

NFTS Digital Effects MA Student Named in 2019 Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ Most Successful People List

Dominik Bari, NFTS Digital Effects MA second year student, has been included in an annual list compiled by Forbes magazine, highlighting him as one of 30 most successful people under 30 in his homeland of Slovakia. Dominik was personally congratulated by the President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska at the award ceremony.
10 May 2019

First Year Natural History Student Film Selected for 2019 NaturVision Wildlife Film Festival

NFTS Directing and Producing Science and Natural History MA student, Madelaine Westwood’s first year film, Anegada Land of the Iguanas, has been selected for the 2019 NaturVision Wildlife Film Festival.
10 May 2019

NFTS Grad to Direct Animated Feature on Frida Kahlo

NFTS Directing Animation MA alumna, Paloma Baeza who graduated in 2017 has been signed on to direct a female-led animated feature on iconic Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.
10 May 2019

#NFTS Stories: “It’s great being at the business end of TV and I’m lucky to work with some of the most extraordinary minds in the industry”

Welcome to our latest NFTS story, a series of blogs featuring our alumni talking about where they were before they came to the School and where they are now (follow the series by using the #NFTSStories hashtag across Twitter and Instagram). Lucy Smith graduated from the Directing and Producing Television Entertainment MA in 2017 and is now working as Development Producer at Shiver (part of ITV Studios).