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International Women’s Day 2019: From Trailblazers to History Makers, NFTS Female Alumni are Role Models for All Aspiring Film, TV & Games Makers

‘Mary Queen of Scots’ director Josie Rourke talks gender politics, ‘Me Too’ and telling stories of women in power, in gripping NFTS masterclass.

NFTS Diverse Directors Meet Captain Marvel Directors & Attend Premiere!

Oscar Winning Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse Phil Lord & Chris Miller Talk Teamwork, Anxiety and Having Faith in Humankind!

30 Jan 2019

NFTS Alumnus & BAFTA Nominated Director David Yates Opens Springboard 2019 in Style!

This year’s Springboard Week, the NFTS equivalent to fresher’s week, was kicked off in style with a rousing masterclass from NFTS alumnus and BAFTA winning director, David Yates who is best known for directing four of the Harry Potter films and the Fantastic Beasts films.
29 Jan 2019

NFTS Dominates 2019 Golden Reel Student Film Nominations

NFTS Sound Design MA graduates dominate this year’s Student Film Makers’ Award category at this year’s Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) Golden Reel Awards, receiving an incredible four out of eight nominations.
24 Jan 2019

Working in Locations - New NFTS Scotland course to train local talent to support film & TV industry boom

NFTS Scotland (the Scottish hub of the world-leading National Film and Television School) announces a new Working in Locations training course, which will run from 18th February to 8th March 2019.
23 Jan 2019

Oscar Nominations 2019: NFTS Alumni Nominated for Best Animated Short & 95 Alumni Credited

Huge congratulations to NFTS Directing Animation MA alumni, David Fine and Alison Snowden who are nominated for a 2019 Academy Award in the Best Animated Short category for their film, Animal Behaviour.
17 Jan 2019

#NFTSStories: “I would never be where I am today if I hadn’t attended the NFTS course. Ever.”

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. Marie Medevielle graduated from the Script Development Diploma in 2018 and has since set up her own script editing company, Lemon Cake.
16 Jan 2019

NFTS Graduates Commissioned to Make Sky ‘Urban Myths’ Episode

NFTS graduates have been commissioned to make an episode of Sky’s Urban Myths series as part of the School’s Bridges to Industry scheme. The episode will air in Spring 2019.
15 Jan 2019

M Night. Shyamalan Discusses the Joy of Working with New Filmmakers at a Masterclass and Preview of Glass

There was a palpable feeling of excitement and anticipation as NFTS students welcomed Oscar nominated director, M. Night Shyamalan to deliver a masterclass after a special preview of his new film Glass at Picturehouse Central in London.
15 Jan 2019

NFTS to star on the big screen!

Recent NFTS Directing Commercials Diploma graduate Jake Sleet has directed a promo for the NFTS Be Part of the Story campaign, which is to be screened across the majority of cinemas in the UK including Vue, Odeon, Picturehouse, Cineworld, Everyman, Curzon, and BFI IMAX.
11 Jan 2019

A Celebration of South Korean Cinema curated by NFTS Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA student Samuel Thiery

Shifting Landscape, curated by Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA student Samuel Thiery is next in the series of film programmes curated by finalist students from the NFTS. The season comprises four dates across January and celebrates South Korean cinema, with films by Park Kwang-su and fellow Korean New Wave director Chung Ji-young; examining the social contexts behind the release of their films as well as their place in South Korea’s illustrious cinematic history.
11 Jan 2019

Participants Announced for 2019 NFTS Diverse Directors Workshop Sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK

The six participants for the 2019 National Film and Television School (NFTS) Diverse Directors Workshop are announced as: Abena Taylor-Smith, Amelia Hashemi, Chloe Pope, John Ogunmuyiwa, Nichola Wong, Olivia Hetreed.