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The NFTS Officially Awarded Dolby Atmos® Certification

Key Industry Figures Attend Third Diverse Directors Showcase

#NFTS Stories: "I must be one of the few people in the world that can honestly say they love their job!"

Screen Yorkshire and NFTS Announce First Industry Recognised Craft Certificates For Film and TV

17 Jun 2019

‘Mother’ a documentary about Alzheimers directed by NFTS grad receives special mention at 2019 Sheffield Doc/Fest

Mother, a documentary directed by NFTS Directing Documentary MA graduate, Kristof Bilsen, about the struggles of motherhood and the frustrations of being unable to care for our loved ones, has received a ‘Special Mention’ at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.
17 Jun 2019

Simon Amstell & NFTS Alumnus Dave Pimm Treat NFTS Students to a Laughter Filled Analysis of their “Hilariously Bittersweet Romance”, 'Benjamin'

BAFTA nominated, RTS winning comedian, writer-director Simon Amstell and NFTS Alumnus DoP Dave Pimm delve into the cinematography and psychology of creating Benjamin  Students were treated to an in depth and laughter-filled analysis of acclaimed film Benjamin with its BAFTA nominated writer-director, comedian Simon Amstell, and the film’s Cinematographer, NFTS graduate Dave Pimm.
10 Jun 2019

#NFTSStories: “The NFTS helped me get my first proper job in factual TV – for which I’ll be forever grateful!”

Welcome to our latest NFTS story, a series of blogs featuring our alumni talking about where they were before they came to the School and where they are now (follow the series by using the #NFTSStories hashtag across Twitter and Instagram). Katharine Fish graduated from the part-time NFTS Factual Development and Production Diploma in 2015 and has since developed numerous factual programmes and documentaries for broadcasters including Channel 4 and the BBC in her role as Producer at Sundog Pictures.
07 Jun 2019

NFTS Stories: NFTS Script Development Alumnus Discusses His Journey from NFTS to Exec Producing ‘Diego Maradona’

Welcome to our next NFTS story, a series of blogs featuring our alumni talking about where they were before they came to the School and where they are now (follow the series by using the #NFTSSTories hashtag across Twitter and Instagram). George Pank graduated from the part-time Script Development Diploma in 2010 and is working as a Producer, most recently having Exec Produced Asif Kapadia’s highly anticipated documentary, Diego Maradona.
07 Jun 2019

NFTS Students Give ‘Beats’ Masterclass a Rave Review

Following a rousing showing of Beats - set around the mid 90s Scottish rave scene, at a volume pre-set by the director to ensure the audience enjoyed the dance anthems to their fullest extent, NFTS students were treated to a masterclass with the film’s director and co-writer, Brian Welsh and producer Camilla Bray.
07 Jun 2019

Multi BAFTA winning writer-director Sally Wainwright and BAFTA winning editor, NFTS Head of Editing, Richard Cox discuss making hit series Gentleman Jack

NFTS students were treated to an inspirational day with Sally Wainwright – the multi BAFTA winning writer-director and creator of hugely acclaimed TV dramas including Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax and Scott & Bailey. She spent the afternoon with fiction directing students and then gave a Masterclass to the whole school on her latest hit series, Gentleman Jack.  She was joined for the Masterclass by BAFTA winning NFTS head of Editing, Richard Cox, who edited the episodes Sally directed. Richard also edited Sally’s acclaimed single drama about the Brontes, To Walk Invisible and the episodes she directed of Happy Valley.
06 Jun 2019

Oscar winning director Pawel Pawlikowski gives three inspiring NFTS Masterclasses and advises students on finding their own voice

Oscar winning writer-director Pawel Pawlikowski recently spent the day at the NFTS, inspiring students in three great sessions – a morning with the documentary students hosted by NFTS head of Documentary, Peter Dale; an afternoon with the screenwriting and fiction directing students and an evening Masterclass for the whole school - both hosted by co-head of Directing Fiction, Brian Gilbert.
05 Jun 2019

#NFTS Stories: “I doubt I would have found work as quickly as I have without doing the NFTS Natural History MA.”

Welcome to our latest NFTS story, a series of blogs featuring our alumni talking about where they were before they came to the School and where they are now (follow the series by using the #NFTSStories hashtag across Twitter and Instagram). Chris Orr graduated from the NFTS Directing and Producing Science and Natural History MA in 2019 and has already secured a job as a Researcher at Bristol based production company, Plimsoll Productions and is working on a top secret new bluechip wildlife series!
05 Jun 2019

#NFTS Stories: “Studying at the NFTS gave me confidence to lead projects and strive for success.”

Welcome to our latest NFTS story, a series of blogs featuring our alumni talking about where they were before they came to the School and where they are now (follow the series by using the #NFTSStories hashtag across Twitter and Instagram). Yasmin Al-Naib graduated from the NFTS Production Design MA in 2010 and is now working as a set decorator on Hollywood films including Robert Zemekis’ forthcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches which stars Octavia Spencer, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci .
05 Jun 2019

#NFTSStories: “NFTS was great in that I got to meet so many people I still work with now.”

Welcome to our latest NFTS story, a series of blogs featuring our alumni talking about where they were before they came to the School and where they are now (follow the series by using the #NFTSStories hashtag across Twitter and Instagram). Jessica Jones graduated from the NFTS Composing MA in 2016 and has since composed music for numerous TV projects including ITVs Joanna Lumley’s Silk Road Adventures and BBC’s The Ruth Ellis Files as well as working as scoring assistant on films such as Darkest Hour, Paddington 2 and Bumblebee.