Press Releases

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.
26 Nov 2018

All3Media Launches New NFTS Scholarships for Writers from a BAME Background

NFTS announces that All3Media, one of the UK’s leading independent television, film production and global distribution companies, is to strengthen its partnership with the School by providing three new scholarships for students from a BAME background on the two-week ‘Writing the TV Pilot’ course at NFTS and NFTS Scotland.
04 Oct 2018

NFTS & Royal Holloway, University of London Awarded £10m funding to Run National Centre for Immersive Storytelling

NFTS and Royal Holloway, University of London have won a competition to run the new National Centre for Immersive Storytelling following a competition run by UK Research and Innovation.
12 Sep 2018

Film school students showcase graduation games at EGX 2018

Second year NFTS Games Design and Development MA students will showcase their graduation games in the Rezzed area at EGX 2018 from 20th-23rd September at The NEC in Birmingham.
12 Sep 2018

Roger Deakins Named as 2018 Winner of ‘The Sue Gibson BSC, Cinematography Award’

NFTS announces that Roger Deakins is the winner of the 2018 ‘Sue Gibson BSC, Cinematography Award.’
29 Aug 2018

NFTS and Kickstarter launch NFTS Platform!, a new funding initiative to support the next generation of filmmakers

NFTS and Kickstarter, the world’s largest funding platform for creative projects, announce NFTS Platform!, a new funding initiative which will enable the next generation of filmmakers studying at NFTS to fulfil ambitious short film projects that fall outside of the School curriculum.
24 Aug 2018

NFTS Scotland Announces New Courses

NFTS announces seven new courses for NFTS Scotland, its new hub based at BBC Scotland in Glasgow. 12 months after First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, announced funding in her keynote speech at the Edinburgh International Television Festival to support plans for the NFTS to open the hub, the School can report a successful start.
07 Aug 2018

Nominees Announced for 2018 NFTS Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) announces the nominees for the second ‘Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award’, which recognises a member of NFTS Cinematography Alumni who has advanced the profession of Cinematography in a significant way.
27 Jun 2018

Screenwriter Bursary Scheme Announced at 2018 NFTS Gala

The UK film, television and games industries turned out in force at the 2018 National Film and Television School’s annual fundraising Gala, which took place at Old Billingsgate in London.
25 May 2018

NFTS Signs First Look Deal with Endemol Shine UK

The NFTS has signed a deal with Endemol Shine UK , one of the UK’s largest independent production companies, which grants a first look at graduation projects from the School’s Directing and Producing Television Entertainment MA.