The NFTS is indebted to the many organisations, companies and individuals who support our work, many of whom have supported the School for the majority of its existence.

Platinum Partner Sponsor

Channel 4

Channel 4 is a publicly-owned, commercially-funded public service broadcaster with a remit to be innovative, experimental and distinctive.

Key Partner Funders

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DCMS works to make sure the communications, creative, media, cultural, tourism, sport and leisure economies have the framework to grow and have real impact on people’s lives.


The OfS regulates English higher education providers on behalf of all students.

Creative Skillset Film Skills Fund

The Skillset Film Skills Fund is supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and the film industry through the Skills Investment Fund

Key Partner Sponsors


Sky is the largest pay-tv broadcaster in the United Kingdom and Ireland with over 11 million subscribers.

British Broadcasting Corporation

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest broadcaster in the world, with more than 23,000 staff.


ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK

Film Distributors' Association

Film Distributors' Association Ltd. (FDA) is the trade body for theatrical film distributors in the UK - the companies that release films for UK  cinema audiences.

UK Cinema Association

The UK Cinema Association is the trade association representing the interests of UK cinema operators.

Key Partner Accreditations

Royal College of Art

Our MA course is validated by the Royal College of Art

Creative Skillset Film Academy

We are a Creative Skillset Film Academy identified by the UK film industry as a centre of excellence in film education and training.

Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision - CILECT

We are a member of CILECT the association of the world's major film and television schools. Its goals are to provide a means for the exchange of ideas among member schools

Groupement europeen des ecoles de cinema et de television - GEECT

We are a member of the European grouping of film and television schools

Quality Assurance Agency

The NFTS achieved a "commended" judgement for the quality of student learning opportunities from the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). See Report.


NFTS Patrons

  • The Bertha Foundation
  • Dana and Albert R Broccoli Foundation
  • David Elstein, Warburg Pincus
  • The David Lean Foundation
  • Duncan Kenworthy OBE, Toledo Productions Ltd
  • Entente Distribution Ltd
  • Ingenious Media Investment
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • The Lew Grade Memorial Fund
  • The McKenna Charitable Trust
  • Richard Dunn Memorial Fund
  • Shorts International
  • The UIP Charitable Trust
  • YouTube

Supporters and Donors

  • Arri Media
  • Ascent Media
  • Assimilate Inc
  • Autodesk Development BV
  • Avid Technology Europe Ltd
  • BDO
  • Blackmagic Design
  • Broadcast Magazine
  • Bucks and Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) Canon
  • Centroid Motion Capture
  • Chaos Group
  • Christie Digital
  • Cinelab London
  • Cinelease
  • Cineworld
  • Cintel International
  • Cirrolite 
  • D&AD
  • Deluxe
  • Digital Vision
  • Dolby Laboratories
  • Encore
  • Endemol UK
  • Fidelity UK Foundation
  • Filmlight Ltd
  • First Actuarial
  • The Foundry
  • Framestore
  • Franc Roddam
  • Garfield Weston Foundation
  • Harpeth
  • Hewlett-Packard Limited
  • The Hospital Club
  • Image System
  • Imagineer Systems
  • ionoco
  • IOSH
  • ITV London Studios
  • Kodak
  • Lee & Thompson
  • The Lincy Foundation
  • The London Studios
  • Mark Roberts Motion Control
  • Mackinnon and Saunders
  • The Mill
  • Movietech
  • MPC Data Lab
  • NBC Universal
  • Nucoda
  • Olswang
  • Panalux
  • Panavision
  • Pixar
  • The Pixel Farm
  • Proactive Broadcast Solutions
  • ProCam
  • Screen International
  • Side Effects Software
  • Sony
  • Studer
  • Take Two Films
  • Tim Bevan
  • Total Film
  • Warner Bros
  • The Wolfson Foundation
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Vizrt

Scholarship Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Alan Hawkshaw Foundation
  • All3Media
  • Andy Harries
  • The Anthony Picavance Bursary
  • AMD
  • AMV BBDO Flare Studio
  • BBC
  • British Board of Film Classification  (BBFC)
  • British Cinematography Scholarship Trust
  • CBTF Lord Attenborough Scholarship
  • Channel 4
  • Christie Digital
  • Creative England
  • Creative Scotland
  • The David Lean Foundation
  • David Yates
  • De Mouilpied Charity Trust
  • Discovery Networks International
  • Freddie Francis, BSC Scholarship
  • Freddie Young, OBE, BSC Scholarship
  • The Garden Productions
  • The Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation
  • Independent Film Trust
  • Sir John Terry Memorial Fund
  • Kodak Entertainment Imaging
  • The Leverhulme Trust
  • The Louis Malle Scholarship
  • Mark Baker
  • Mark Farley
  • Met Film School
  • Michael Samuelson Scholarship
  • Mike Frankovic/Columbia TriStar Scholarship
  • Musicians Union
  • Northern Ireland Screen
  • Odeon
  • Pinewood Studios Group
  • Prescience Film Finance
  • The PRS for Music Foundation
  • River Pictures
  • The Robert Gavron Charitable Trust
  • Roger King/International Productions Ltd
  • Royal Mail Special Stamps
  • Sargent Disc
  • Toledo Productions
  • UK Cinema Association
  • Warner Bros.
  • The Wellcome Trust