NFTS announces passing of founding director Colin Young

The NFTS is deeply saddened to announce the death of the School’s inspirational founding director, Colin Young who passed away peacefully at home aged 94 on Saturday 27th November, surrounded by his family. Colin took up the role as the School’s first director in 1971 after the British government made the decision to establish a national film school … Read more

NFTS opens vaults to 50 years of film

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations throughout 2021, The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has collaborated with Google Arts & Culture to open the vaults of its extensive archive for the very first time, launching a new collection of over 200 digitised films and behind the scenes material. After five decades training filmmakers across disciplines … Read more

NFTS secures spot in Hollywood Reporter’s list of top 15 international film schools

Celebrating its 50th Anniversary year, the NFTS has announced it has been listed as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 15 International Film Schools of 2021 for the 11th successive year. The Hollywood Reporter’s annual list ranks the world’s best film schools based on their reputation amongst industry professionals, the quality of teaching, facilities, filmmaking equipment … Read more

Point of View: Nurturing Talent

LEARNING BY DOING As the National Film and Television School celebrates its 50th anniversary, NFTS director Jon Wardle, reflects on the evolution of the School’s training offerings and the learning philosophy at its core. It’s been 50 years since the NFTS first opened its doors in Beaconsfield with our first intake of 23 students and … Read more

Take a sneak peek inside the May 2021 issue of British Cinematographer

The May 2021 issue of British Cinematographer is now here! You can find out more about just some of the incredible interviews and exclusive articles you can expect to find inside this not-to-be-missed edition now by reading on… POLLY MORGAN BSC ASC ON A QUIET PLACE PART II In our latest cover story special, we catch up with cinematographer Polly … Read more

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