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

Sir Roger Deakins CBE BSC ASC

CREATIVE FORCE If Sir Roger Deakins’ career was a screenplay, it would have all the thrills and wow factor of a sure-fire hit movie. Now a knighthood can be added into a narrative already infused with originality, ingenuity, and award-winning creations. The master craftsman shares his valuable insight and discusses filmmaking highlights, creative influences, and … Read more

Introducing The NFTS Graduate Showcase

The annual NFTS Graduate Showcase is the jewel in the crown of the School’s calendar. Over the last year, the students have had to work harder than ever to produce their graduation projects during a worldwide pandemic. Under normal circumstances, graduate films and projects made at the NFTS are the culmination of one to two … Read more

Applications open for NFTS Inside Pictures programme

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announced applications are open for its prestigious Inside Pictures business training and leadership skills development programme. Now in its 18th successful year, the 2021 programme is open to applicants from around the world who demonstrate a firm commitment to the European film industries. The programme is supported … Read more

NFTS and BFI education partnership announced to further diversity and inclusion within the industry

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announced a major new partnership with the BFI to deliver a programme of activity that aims to increase access to world class industry education. The Early Stage Access and Diversity Accelerator Programme, which is supported by the BFI through National Lottery funding, will help ensure the UK … Read more

NFTS celebrates 50th anniversary in 2021

2021 is an exciting milestone in the history of the National Film and Television School as it commemorates its landmark 50th anniversary by planning a series of exciting events and activities to celebrate its past, present and future. That’s 50 years of producing some of Britain’s most significant and well known creative talents from directors, … Read more

Cinders Forshaw BSC

Candid Camera Clapperboard / Cinders Forshaw BSC Candid Camera Clapperboard / Cinders Forshaw BSC BY: Valentina Valentini Header image: © Stefan Falke / NFP “A shot isn’t just a shot,” says cinematographer Cinders Forshaw BSC over the phone from her home in Bristol. She’s talking about film theory, a subject she’d originally shunned during her … Read more

NFTS Announces Inaugural Winner of ‘The Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award’

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announced that Charlotte Bruus Christensen is the inaugural winner of ‘The Sue Gibson BSC, Cinematography Award.’ The award recognises a member of NFTS Cinematography Alumni who has advanced the profession of Cinematography in a significant way. Sue Gibson, who sadly passed away last year, was herself an … Read more

Appointments At NFTS and CTBF

NFTS appoints Dr John Wardle as new director The National Film & Television School has announced that Dr Jon Wardle will become the new director of the school from August 2017. He succeeds Nik Powell who has been director since September 2003. Wardle will become the fifth director in the school’s 46-year history. The school’s … Read more

NFTS Director Nik Powell to step down

National Film & Television School (NFTS) director Nik Powell will step down at the end of July, after 14 years at its helm. Under Powell’s auspices the school has become recognized as one of the world’s major film institutions. The curriculum has grown to offer MA, diploma, certificate and short courses in film, TV and … Read more

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