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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!

10 Dec 2018

NFTS Grad Wins 2018 International Documentary Association Student Award

Recent NFTS Directing Documentary MA graduate, Jayisha Patel has won the prestigious David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award at this year’s International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards for her graduation documentary, Circle.
06 Dec 2018

5 Feature Films Directed by NFTS Alumni to Premiere at 2019 Sundance Film Festival

An unprecedented number of NFTS alumni are unveiling new projects at the Sundance Film Festival which runs from the 24th January to the 3rd February 2019.
06 Dec 2018

NFTS Graduation Animation Nominated for Best Student Film in 2019 Annie Awards

NFTS graduation animation, Facing It, directed by Sam Gainsborough and produced by Jimmy Campbell-Smith, has been nominated for a prestigious Annie Award for Best Student Film.
03 Dec 2018

Sky Sports Director Sara Chenery talks boxing, leading a team and respect in NFTS Sports Production Masterclass 

“Give the audience a ringside seat from their living room!” Students on the NFTS Sports Production Diploma were joined by Sky TV Director Sara Chenery, who, with over 25 years’ experience working as a Director and Producer for Sky Sports, gave an insightful, honest and inspiring masterclass.
30 Nov 2018

NFTS Students Enjoy Special Preview of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ & Q&A with Oscar Winning Producer, Clark Spencer

After enjoying a special preview of Walt Disney Studios Animation Ralph Breaks the Internet, NFTS students were enthralled by a highly informative masterclass from Oscar winning producer, Clark Spencer. Clark won a ‘Best Animated Feature’ Oscar for Zootopia in 2017 and has produced numerous much loved films for Disney including Lilo & Stitch, Bolt, Winnie the Pooh and Wreck-It Ralph.
28 Nov 2018

'First Man' Masterclass with Two Oscar Winners – Director Damien Chazelle and Screenwriter Josh Singer

The NFTS was delighted to welcome two Oscar winners to the school recently – Director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) and Screenwriter Josh Singer (The Post, Spotlight, The West Wing).  Josh and Damien gave an inspirational Masterclass about their acclaimed film together, First Man.
28 Nov 2018

NFTS Cameras, Sound and Vision Mixing students work in partnership with Sky on live multi-camera studio exercise

NFTS students recently took over Sky Studios, to work on a series of multi-camera studio shows including a quiz, sitcom and music show featuring three bands. The students were taught and directed by industry professionals including Mick Thomas (The Chase) and Richard Boden (The IT Crowd).
28 Nov 2018

NFTS and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK join forces on Diverse Directors Workshop - a free course to increase diversity in screen directing

The Diverse Directors Workshop, run by the National Film and Television School (NFTS), is a leading diversity programme to increase the number of women, people from BAME backgrounds and those with disabilities working in screen directing. This year’s programme is being sponsored by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures UK.  The course, which has no fees, will see participants able to attend special masterclasses and events with actors and film-makers from some of Disney’s forthcoming titles.
26 Nov 2018

All3Media Launches New NFTS Scholarships for Writers from a BAME Background

NFTS announces that All3Media, one of the UK’s leading independent television, film production and global distribution companies, is to strengthen its partnership with the School by providing three new scholarships for students from a BAME background on the two-week ‘Writing the TV Pilot’ course at NFTS and NFTS Scotland.
23 Nov 2018

Sky Sports Director Jerry Logan trains Sports Production Diploma Students

“Jerry Logan is a master of his craft and taught us so many aspects of directing sport” - Students on the NFTS Sports Production Diploma were joined by OB and Studio Director Jerry Logan; who, with over 20 years’ experience as a Programme Director for Sky Sports, mentored and guided the students in a pool tournament and sports chat show exercise.