Press Releases

22 Jul 2019

National Film and Television School to Open Hub in Leeds

NFTS announces it is to open a hub in Leeds following the successful opening of NFTS Scotland, which is based in Glasgow. NFTS Leeds is part of the School’s ongoing strategy to support the growth of film and television production outside London and is supported by NFTS Platinum Partner, Channel 4 whose new HQ is to be based in the city as well as ITV, who also have a production base in the City, BFI, Screen Yorkshire and ScreenSkills.
26 Jun 2019

UK Film, Television & Games Industry Turn Out in Force to Raise Funds at 2019 NFTS Gala Celebrating Great British Producers

The UK film, television and games industries turned out in force last night at the National Film and Television School’s annual fundraising Gala, which took place at Old Billingsgate in London and was sponsored by Ingenious.
04 Jun 2019

StoryFutures Academy Partners with Maze Theory to Train Writers to Write for VR Including Opportunity to Work on Peaky Blinders VR Experience

StoryFutures Academy, the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling jointly run by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Royal Holloway, University of London, announces a partnership with innovative VR studio, Maze Theory to train writers in the art of writing for VR and to provide an opportunity for one writer to work with them on their upcoming Peaky Blinders VR experience, which is due for release in 2020.
10 May 2019

Successful First Year for Glasgow Based Film, Television and Games School Hub, NFTS Scotland

NFTS reports that NFTS Scotland, its new hub based at BBC Scotland in Glasgow has had a successful first year with over 22 courses completed and over 170 course participants, half of which have received bursary-supported places. Course participants are expected to grow to over 400 per year once NFTS Scotland is running at full capacity.
26 Apr 2019

Participants announced for 2019 Inside Pictures programme

The National Film and TV School (NFTS) today announces the participants selected for Inside Pictures 2019, its prestigious business training and leadership skills development programme. The scheme is open to applicants from around the world who demonstrate a firm commitment to the European film industry.
03 Apr 2019

NFTS Welcomes Caroline Hollick, Pukar Mehta, Sara Geater & Siobhan Reddy to its Board of Governors

The NFTS announces it has appointed Caroline Hollick, Channel 4 Head of Drama; Pukar Mehta, ITV Studios Commercial Director; Sara Geater, All3 Media Chief Operating Officer and Siobhan Reddy, Co-founder and Studio Director of Video Game Development Studio, Media Molecule to its Board of Governors.
06 Mar 2019

First StoryFutures Academy Co-Funded Immersive Production Selected for Tribeca Festival

StoryFutures Academy, the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling jointly run by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Royal Holloway, University of London, announces that its first co-funded immersive production, Common Ground, directed, produced and written by Darren Emerson has been selected for the Tribeca Film Festival. Common Ground can be experienced at the Festival’s Virtual Arcade, presented by AT&T which takes place between April 26th to May 4th 2019 in New York.
06 Feb 2019

INSIDE PICTURES 2019 Programme Open for Applications

NFTS today announces that applications are open for its prestigious Inside Pictures business training and leadership skills development scheme.
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.
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.