We judge our success not - like most Universities - by how many of our graduates get jobs (they get those anyway), but rather by what and how many awards they win and by the audiences their films and shows attract in the UK and around the world.
Our graduates direct, art direct, write, shoot, produce, edit and do the sound, music and visual effects of major commercial films. Recently, NFTS alumni have shot Skyfall, directed Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, and 8 graduates were part of Oscar & BAFTA winning VFX team for The Jungle Book. They also include some of the seminal auteur British Film Makers of this or any generation like Lynne Ramsey and Terence Davies. Whether they are winning awards or attracting audiences or both, the NFTS Alumni are as successful as any film school in the world.
Lynne Ramsay won ‘Best Screenplay’ (shared with The Killing of a Sacred Deer) at Cannes 2017 t with her film, You Were Never Really.
Jessica Curry won the 2016 BAFTA Games Best Music award for Everybody's Gone To The Rapture
Ben Sanders won a 2016 Emmy Awardfor his storyboard work on the popular Childrens' animation series Peter Rabbit.
Michael Lennox won the 2015 BAFTA for Best Short Film with Boogaloo and Graham, and was also nominated for an Oscar.
Graduate Yann Demange was BAFTA nominated in the Outstanding Debut and Best British Film categories with his feature film '71.
James Griffiths won the 2014 BAFTA for Best Short Film with Room 8
in 2015 our graduates received their 318th BAFTA nomination and had 75 graduates on nominated films.
In 2013/14 NFTS graduates were nominated for a total 31 BAFTAs and won 10. At the 2014 BAFTA Film Awards we had a total of 12 Individual BAFTA nominations and 114 graduates involved in BAFTA and Oscar-nominated Films.
Anthony Chen won the 2013 Camera d’Or at Cannes for Ilo, Ilo, he then won Best Film at the BFI London Festival and 4 Golden Horse Awards.