The NFTS was established by the Government to be the UK’s ‘national’ film and television school, a centre of excellence to develop the talent that will shape Britain’s cultural life and fuel the worldwide success of the UK creative industries.

“We are hugely indebted to those who, year in and year out, continue to support the School, including the DCMS, BFI, Office for Students, Creative Skillset, Channel 4, BBC, Sky, ITV, the Film Distributors Association and UK Cinema Association. As well as more than 80 annual scholarship donors, trusts and foundations. Thank you. By supporting the NFTS you are embracing those qualities that make our school and our industry so special.” NFTS Director Jon Wardle in his BAFTA acceptance speech

It is a role we take very seriously. We care about the future of the industry we are part of: the stories that get told and the voices that get heard.

That is why those who work in film, TV and games see us as such a valuable part of their industries – and why so many individuals, companies and organisations are active supporters of the School. The NFTS is indebted to those who support our work, many of whom have supported the School for the majority of its existence.

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Course Partners

  • Aardman
  • All3Media
  • BBC
  • BFI
  • D&AD
  • Discovery
  • IMG
  • Mackinnon & Saunders
  • MediaPro
  • Production Guild
  • RSPB
  • Sky

NFTS Patrons

  • The Bertha Foundation
  • Dana and Albert R Broccoli Foundation
  • David Elstein, Warburg Pincus
  • The David Lean Foundation
  • Duncan Kenworthy OBE, Toledo Productions Ltd
  • Entente Distribution Ltd
  • Ingenious Media Investment
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • The Lew Grade Memorial Fund
  • The McKenna Charitable Trust
  • Panalux
  • Richard Dunn Memorial Fund
  • Shorts International
  • The UIP Charitable Trust
  • YouTube

Supporters and Donors

  • Arri Media
  • Ascent Media
  • Assimilate Inc
  • Autodesk Development BV
  • Avid Technology Europe Ltd
  • BDO
  • Blackmagic Design
  • Broadcast Magazine
  • Bucks and Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP)
  • Canon
  • Centroid Motion Capture
  • Chaos Group
  • Christie Digital
  • Cinelab London
  • Cinelease
  • Cineworld
  • Cintel International
  • Cirrolite 
  • County Hall Arts
  • D&AD
  • Deluxe
  • Digital Cinema Media
  • Digital Vision
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Encore
  • Endemol Shine UK
  • Fidelity UK Foundation
  • Filmlight Ltd
  • First Actuarial
  • The Foundry
  • Framestore
  • Franc Roddam
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Harpeth
  • Hewlett-Packard Limited
  • The Hospital Club
  • Image System
  • Imagineer Systems
  • ionoco
  • IOSH
  • Kodak
  • Lee & Thompson
  • The Lincy Foundation
  • Mackinnon and Saunders
  • The Mill
  • Movietech
  • MPC Data Lab
  • NBC Universal
  • Nucoda
  • Panalux
  • Panavision
  • Pixar
  • The Pixel Farm
  • Proactive Broadcast Solutions
  • ProCam
  • Screen International
  • Side Effects Software
  • Sony
  • Studer
  • Take Two Films
  • Walt Disney Motion Pictures UK
  • Warner Bros
  • The Wolfson Foundation
  • Working Title
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Vizrt

Scholarship Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Alan Hawkshaw Foundation
  • All3Media
  • Andy Harries
  • AMD
  • AMV BBDO Flare Studio
  • Autograph
  • BBC
  • Beaconsfield Film Society
  • British Board of Film Classification  (BBFC)
  • British Cinematography Scholarship Trust
  • Channel 4
  • Christie Digital
  • Columbia TriStar
  • Creative Scotland
  • The David Lean Foundation
  • David Yates
  • De Mouilpied Charity Trust
  • Devoniaroad
  • Discovery Networks International
  • The Film and Television Charity Lord Attenborough Scolarship
  • Freddie Francis, BSC Scholarship
  • Freddie Young, OBE, BSC Scholarship
  • The Garden Productions
  • Sir John Terry Memorial Fund
  • Kodak Entertainment Imaging
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • The Lew Grade Foundation
  • The Louis Malle Scholarship
  • Mark Baker
  • Mark Farley
  • Met Film School
  • Michael Samuelson Scholarship
  • Mike Frankovic/Columbia TriStar Scholarship
  • Musicians Union
  • Northern Ireland Screen
  • Odeon
  • Pinewood Studios Group
  • The PRS for Music Foundation
  • The Robert Gavron Charitable Trust
  • Royal Mail Special Stamps
  • RSPB
  • Sargent Disc
  • Toledo Productions
  • UK Cinema Association
  • Warner Bros.
  • The Wellcome Trust

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