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What To Watch: Black History Month 2021

Director Denis Villeneuve Drops Into NFTS For Exclusive Dune Masterclass

NFTS To Offer Industry First Virtual Production Course In Partnership With WarnerMedia

Go Behind The Scenes Of CoVRt Operation, First Ever BAFTA Student Award Games Design Finalist!

07 Nov 2020

NFTS Remembers Former Director of the School One Year On and Announces First Recipient of Nik Powell Scholarship

Nik Powell was a passionate supporter of new filmmakers and voices and on the first anniversary of his passing, the NFTS is pleased to announce the inaugural recipient of the Nik Powell Scholarship.
06 Nov 2020

Covid-19 Update: December 2020

Following the new national restrictions introduced in the UK from 5th November, as a higher education institution, the NFTS will remain open to our students to allow their studies to continue. We understand that recent applicants and those thinking about applying for a January 2021 start will have a lot of questions about how the School will operate during this secondary lockdown and into the new term. Read on to find out more.
06 Nov 2020

NFTS Awards Over £900,000 in Scholarships and Bursaries During 2020

Throughout 2020, the NFTS has awarded over £900,000 of scholarship and bursary funding to students studying our MA and diploma courses. We remain as committed as we’ve always been to attracting a pipeline of the UK’s most promising and diverse television and film makers, no matter their background or financial circumstance.
05 Nov 2020

Behind the Scenes at NFTS: Directing & Producing Television Entertainment – Making Celebrity Cage

Out latest behind the scenes at the NFTS blog piece features current Directing & Producing Television Entertainment student Matthew Bibby and recent graduate Nelson Asare. They talk us through their collaboration on the glitz and glam of their summer project, a glitter-tastic pilot titled Celebrity Cage, developed and filmed during the pandemic.
22 Oct 2020

#NFTSStories: "Having Sessions With Fascinating People Like Louis Theroux Encouraged Both My Personal Development & Film Knowledge"

Minco van der Weide will be graduating in 2021 from the NFTS Marketing, Distribution, Sales & Exhibition MA and already has big plans for his future in full swing!
21 Oct 2020

NFTS Graduate Cathy Brady Honoured With £50,000 Bursary At The BFI London Film Festival For Debut Film, Wildfire

Congratulations to NFTS Directing Fiction graduate Cathy Brady, who has won the prestigious fifth annual 2020 IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award at the recently held BFI London Film Festival.
13 Oct 2020

NFTS at BFI London Film Festival 2020 – Must Watch Student and Alumni Films

Read more about the extensive list of NFTS students and alumni involved in the must watch films selected for BFI London Film Festival 2020. Vote for #FollowMe, Good Thanks, You? and Mandem, three NFTS made films in the running for Best Short Film at this year's festival. The winning film will be eligible for the Oscars - voting deadline is noon on Saturday 17 October.
12 Oct 2020

BBC Announces Major New Partnership With NFTS To Support UK Creative Sector

The BBC and the NFTS have struck a new three year deal to support emerging talent. The deal includes a newly developed scholarship scheme which will enable up to 20 diverse students to benefit from the high quality of teaching at the NFTS and strengthen the off-screen diversity talent pipeline.
06 Oct 2020

BFI London Film Festival and StoryFutures Academy Announce New XR Commission 'Laika' From Asif Kapadia

As part of BFI London Film Festival’s new immersive programme LFF Expanded, the LFF and StoryFutures Academy today announce an exciting new XR commission, LAIKA, directed by the Academy Award and BAFTA winning Asif Kapadia.
05 Oct 2020

NFTS Film Studies MA Students Pick Their 'LFF 2020' Highlights

Students on the NFTS Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA have applied their curatorial skills to pick their must see content at this year’s BFI London Film Festival.