The NFTS works with a range of partners in the Industry to provide opportunities for NFTS students and graduates.

The NFTS Bridge to Industry Schemes are designed to help NFTS students and graduates into the Industry - providing opportunities to create shorts, films and promos with our Industry Partner sponsors, whilst continuing to be supported by the NFTS.

Recent Bridge to Industry projects include the opportunity to make short films with BBC Films, the chance to make short promotional films for clothing company Jigsaw, Odeon and Hotel group Autograph; screenwriting opportunities with Zen Design Studios and exploring 360° video filmmaking and creating a VR Game supported by AMD. 

Two recent NFTS promos for Jigsaw were nominated for Best Student Commercial at the British Arrows Awards, with one of them winning Gold. And an NFTS Bridge to Industry 3 minute Horror short won Film4 and Fright Fest's Short Cuts To Hell competition.

The NFTS also supports students to make commercials for the Kodak/NAHEMI Student Commercial Competition.

Schemes 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.  Including a Horror Day, featuring Ben Wheatley and the head of Hammer Films; a Sci-Fi and 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 top UK commercials directors.  

To view a selection of work produced under the Bridges to Industry Scheme please visit the Screening Room.