Stephen Graham and host talking in NFTS masterclass



We welcome highly acclaimed, inspiring and experienced practitioners from across the film, television and games industries for the benefit of our students.

These exclusive and intimate interactions provide invaluable advice for students and also provide the opportunity to put your own questions to some of the most significant figures in the entertainment world

Masterclasses are often accompanied by screenings of highly anticipated films and television programmes, sometimes as previews prior to their official release.

We are constantly striving to ensure our students hear from a diverse range of voices and we take the importance of representation and gender equality very seriously. . A selection of Masterclass guests welcomed through the doors of the National Film and Television School and into the homes of our students (via a laptop screen!) include: David Fincher, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Russell T Davies, Nia DaCosta, Martin McDonagh, Steve McQueen, Sally Wainwright, Louis Theroux, Sandy Powell, David Puttnam, Christopher McQuarrie, Charlotte Moore, Stephen Graham, Natalie Holt, Reggie Yates, Joanna Quinn, Joachim Trier, Ella Glendining, Stephen Lambert, Gareth Edwards, Charlotte Regan, Roger Deakins, Danny Boyle and Asif Kapadia. 

Although most of our Masterclasses are an exclusive benefit that comes with being a student at the NFTS, we have made a host of resources available for all to enjoy at any time…Take a look below and on our Masterclasses channel in the NFTS Screening Room and keep an eye on our socials for new opportunities and Masterclass content!

Masterclass of Masterclasses!

Watch our special 90 minute video montage, featuring highlights from our Masterclass-packed lockdown period. Students tuned into Zoom in their hundreds to hear directly from some of the world’s leading directors, producers, cinematographers, screenwriters and costume designers. From Spike Jonze voicing his thoughts on cinematography to Krysty Wilson Cairns sharing advice on writing, Lone Scherfig on working with actors and Danny Boyle on tenacity, the compilation is an unmissable watch full of insight and advice on how film and television is made.