Press Releases

25 Apr 2019

NFTS Natural History Grad Film Highlighting Plight of Rare Orangutans Wins Documentary Award & Screens at Festivals Across the Globe

Recent NFTS Directing and Producing Science and Natural History MA graduate, Matt Senior’s graduation film, Now Or Never, which highlights the plight of the rare Tapanuli orangutan has won the Best Short Documentary Award at the 2019 International Film Festival de Santa Cruz in Argentina at its first festival appearance. Having already screened at festivals across five continents, the next screening will be in London’s Leicester at British Documentary Film Festival Square on May 9.
03 Apr 2019

NFTS Welcomes Caroline Hollick, Pukar Mehta, Sara Geater & Siobhan Reddy to its Board of Governors

The NFTS announces it has appointed Caroline Hollick, Channel 4 Head of Drama; Pukar Mehta, ITV Studios Commercial Director; Sara Geater, All3 Media Chief Operating Officer and Siobhan Reddy, Co-founder and Studio Director of Video Game Development Studio, Media Molecule to its Board of Governors.
06 Mar 2019

First StoryFutures Academy Co-Funded Immersive Production Selected for Tribeca Festival

StoryFutures Academy, the National Centre for Immersive Storytelling jointly run by the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and Royal Holloway, University of London, announces that its first co-funded immersive production, Common Ground, directed, produced and written by Darren Emerson has been selected for the Tribeca Film Festival. Common Ground can be experienced at the Festival’s Virtual Arcade, presented by AT&T which takes place between April 26th to May 4th 2019 in New York.
06 Feb 2019

INSIDE PICTURES 2019 Programme Open for Applications

NFTS today announces that applications are open for its prestigious Inside Pictures business training and leadership skills development scheme.
24 Jan 2019

Working in Locations - New NFTS Scotland course to train local talent to support film & TV industry boom

NFTS Scotland (the Scottish hub of the world-leading National Film and Television School) announces a new Working in Locations training course, which will run from 18th February to 8th March 2019.
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.’