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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

26 Jul 2019

BAFTA & Cannes Winning Writer-Director Lynne Ramsay Delivers 2019 Colin Young Lecture

BAFTA and Cannes winning writer-director and NFTS alumna, Lynne Ramsay delivered this year’s Colin Young Lecture recently.  The annual event with special guest speaker honours the founding director of the School, Colin Young, who attended the event along with NFTS graduates and students.
24 Jul 2019

Good Omens creative team thrill students in exciting NFTS masterclass

NFTS students were treated to an open, funny and warm masterclass with a trio from the team behind Amazon-Prime smash Good Omens - Director Douglas Mackinnon, Cinematographer Gavin Finney  - both NFTS graduates, and Executive Producer and guardian of the Terry Pratchett estate,  Rob Wilkins.
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.
18 Jul 2019

3 NFTS Films Finalists at 2019 #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival in Navarra

An impressive three films made by NFTS Directing and Producing Science and Natural History MA students are finalists at the 2019 #LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival. The festival is an initiative run by the Museo de Ciencias at the University of Navarra and aims to raise awareness about science among young people by offering a refreshing, modern take on scientific knowledge.
18 Jul 2019

NFTS Grad Film Reaches 2019 Student Academy Awards Semi-Finals!

NFTS graduation film, November 1st, directed and written by Charlie Manton, has reached the semi-final stage in this year’s Student Academy Awards.
17 Jul 2019

Five Nominations for NFTS Alumni at 2019 Emmys!

There are an incredible five nominations for NFTS alumni at this year’s Emmy Awards, which recognise excellence within various areas of television and emerging media. This is our most successful year ever for Emmy nominations and takes our total alumni Emmy nomination tally to 63.
16 Jul 2019

NFTS Marketing & Distribution MA Student Experiences Working at Universal Pictures

We caught up with current NFTS Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition MA student, Minco van der Weide to find out more about his work placement at Universal Pictures. All students on the course benefit from work placements with others experiencing work at Bankside Films, Picturehouse, Altitude, MUBI and the BIFAs.
15 Jul 2019

#NFTSStories: “The NFTS Script Development Diploma was invaluable in giving me a vocabulary to use when working with writers”

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). Tessa Inkelaar graduated from the NFTS Script Development Diploma in 2010 and is now Vice President of Creative at Cinestaan Film Company.
09 Jul 2019

NFTS Stories: “The Script Development course has given me a really solid foundation which is great!”

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). Florence Turkson graduated from the part-time Script Development Diploma in 2017 and is has just finished script editing the second series of Sky One’s Bulletproof and is now a Development Editor.
09 Jul 2019

Phoebe Waller-Bridge delights students in Fleabag and Killing Eve Masterclass

BAFTA winning writer, actress and producer Phoebe Waller-Bridge delighted students at the NFTS recently, spending an afternoon with the screenwriting students followed by a packed out evening Masterclass for the whole school.