NFTS students regularly win awards worldwide, with recent achievements including BAFTA wins and Oscar nominations.
NFTS animations have now won 4 British Short Animation BAFTA awards in a row – and in 2018 received their 5th nomination for Poles Apart – Paloma Baeza’s 2017 graduation film, voiced by, amongst others, Helena Bonham Carter.
Recent nominations at the Oscars have gone to graduation films Head Over Heels and The Confession. Wins at the AMPAS Student Academy Awards have included the animation Miss Todd (Kristina Yee), and drama The Confession (Tanel Toom) in the Honorary Foreign Film category – which we regularly reach the finalist stage in - the latest finalist being Brady Hood's 2017 film Sweet Maddie Stone.
Our students regularly win at the MPSE Golden Reel awards – this year we have received four out of five nominations in the Verna Fields Award category for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Editing – Student Film. We’ve now achieved 14 wins and 43 nominations - making the NFTS consistently the world's most acclaimed school for sound editing.
Students won 7 awards at the 2017 Royal Television Society Student Awards – having received an impressive 20 nominations in all. Our TV productions also get recognised with award wins at the New York TV Festival – TV graduate entertainment programme Against All Odds, created by Lucy Smith and Jamie Minty, won ‘Best Unscripted Pilot/ Alternative Project’ at this year’s flagship Independent Pilot Competition (IPC). Against All Odds was the only UK project to be selected.
Other recent highlights include
Yvann Yagchi won the Best Student Documentary award for his graduation film Acta Non VerbaMatthew Lee’s 1st year animation Cabin Pressure won Best Student Film at the Manchester Animation Festival
Naomi Kotler, Games graduate, won the Breakthrough Talent Award at the 2017 Women in Games Awards
Jonathan Nielssen’s 2018 graduation game Falling Sky was nominated for The Games Awards. Inaugural Student Games Award
Graduation film Chomo received a nomination for the David L. Wolper Student Documentary Award at the 2017 International Documentary Association Awards
NFTS BAFTA-nominated animation Poles Apart won the Rhode Island Film Festival Award for Best Short Animation