The NFTS is always developing new deals for NFTS students and graduates to help them into the industry.
Currently we have a development deal with BBC Films where NFTS graduates pitch for the chance to make a short film supported by BBC Films. For Documentary, graduating students have workshop days with senior commissioners at BBC Factual and the opportunity to make an Activist Documentary feature film supported by Bertha Foundation Documentaries for Change.
Other schemes have included the opportunity to make a feature film with Vertigo Films, to make promos for a range of leading companies including Armani, Toshiba and Ford and to make Booktrailers for Random House.
The NFTS supports students to make commercials for the Kodak/NAHEMI Student Commercial Competition and recently to make 3 minute horror films for Film4 and Fright Fest’s Short Cuts to Hell competition – which an NFTS student film went on to win the nationwide competition.
Schemes are renewed annually and vary from year to year, the NFTS cannot guarantee that all or any of them will be available in your time at the school.
The NFTS also organises specialist Industry days, held at Channel 4, to provide an in depth look at particular fields, with top practitioners talking about their work. These have included a Horror Day, where speakers included Ben Wheatley and the head of Hammer Films; a Fantasy Day, with speakers from Game of Thrones, Doctor Who among others; Music Video Days with directors and commissioners of iconic videos for The Streets, The Prodigy, Biffy Clyro, Goldfrapp and Coldplay and Commercials Days with the top UK commercials directors.
To view a selection of work produced under the Bridges to Industry Scheme please visit the Screening Room.