Nominees announced for BSC Short Film Cinematography Competition

Exciting news as the BSC announces the nominees for this year’s Student Short Film and BSC Club Short Film competition sponsored by ARRI. The BSC will be showcasing a selection of the films and revealing the winners on the 25th October. Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you to the over 50 films that … Read more

NFTS to offer virtual production course with WarnerMedia

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is to launch a brand new part-time certificate course to service the unprecedented demand for Virtual Production skills within the screen sector. As Virtual Production rapidly transforms the capabilities of the creative industries, the NFTS in partnership with WarnerMedia, WarnerMedia Access and StoryFutures Academy, will lead the charge in … Read more

NFTS Cymru Wales launches first slate of film and television courses

NFTS Cymru Wales in partnership with Creative Wales and BBC Cymru Wales, has marked the launch of its first slate of film and television courses with a Q&A event featuring special guest, acclaimed Welsh director Euros Lyn whose credits include Doctor Who, Sherlock and recent feature, Dream Horse. Based within Central Square, BBC Cymru Wales new broadcast centre in Cardiff, the Welsh hub of the National Film and Television School (NFTS) provides the gold standard of training it is renowned for globally to support emerging Welsh talent as well as strengthen … Read more

NFTS and Film4 unveil new scholarship honouring Sue Bruce-Smith

The NFTS and Film4 have announced a new scholarship in honour of Sue Bruce-Smith who spent two decades of her career at Film4. A hugely influential figure in the British film industry, Sue passed away in May 2020 at the age of 62. The Sue Bruce-Smith Scholarship commemorates Sue’s many achievements and her pioneering contribution to the film industry … Read more

Annika Summerson and Adam Singodia win the 2021 NFTS Sue Gibson Awards

The National Film and Television School has announced that alumna Annika Summerson has won the 2021 NFTS Sue Gibson BSC Award. The award was voted upon by the alumni of the school and Summerson won for her work on the BFI-backed film Mogul Mowgli. Summerson becomes the fifth winner of the award joining fellow recipients … 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

NFTS announces 2021 Sue Gibson cinematography award nominees

The National Film and Television School have announced the nominations for the 2021 NFTS Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award and the Cinematography in a Music Video or Commercial Category. This marks the 5th Annual Nominations for the NFTS Sue Gibson BSC Cinematography Award which previous winners have included Roger Deakins ASC BSC, Natasha Braier ASC and Charlotte Bruus Christensen ASC. The 2021 Nominees … Read more

Apply for free to two-day ACES (Academy Colour Encoding System) course

This two day course delivered online by NFTS is designed to give an understanding of the benefits of ACES (Academy Colour Encoding System) and the processes involved at various stages of production, specifically for those working in HETV. NFTS are now accepting applications for the September course. This free online training for freelance UK-based cinematographers, … Read more

BFI Southbank marks 50th anniversary of the National Film and Television School with ‘NFTS at 50’ season

For half a century the National Film and Television School (NFTS) has trained some of the world’s best filmmakers. To celebrate the School’s 50th anniversary, BFI Southbank will be showcasing work from some of their best-known alumni with a celebratory ‘NFTS at 50’ season running from 1 September – 5 October, featuring seminal films by alumnus followed by Q&As with the directors. … Read more

Register now for ‘NFTS Backstories – Charlotte Bruus Christensen: Visualising A Quiet Place‘ webinar

In this webinar Duncan Bruce will be chatting to Charlotte Bruus Christensen ASC. Christensen’s work on films such as Far From the Madding Crowd, Fences and A Quiet Place have won her a acclaim and most recently she ventured into directing with Black Narcissus. British Cinematographer spoke to Charlotte Bruus Christensen for her work on … Read more

Behind the scenes of the NFTS Graduate Showcase: Fiction

The NFTS Graduate Showcase, supported by BBC Studios, celebrates the culmination of over 500 students’ work towards over 80 short films, TV shows, commercials and games. The showcase is an opportunity for members of the screen industries to see firsthand the work of NFTS graduating students and to meet the next generation of film, television … Read more

NFTS and Pinewood Group announce partnership to train next generation of filmmakers

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has unveiled an ambitious new partnership with Pinewood Group to train the next generation of UK filmmakers, establishing a dedicated education and training centre within Screen Hub UK, Pinewood’s expansion development which will also include an international visitor experience and new film production facilities. The ground-breaking NFTS training … Read more

NFTS graduates class of 2021 and hosts a successful showcase week

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) Graduation Showcase, supported by BBC Studios is an annual celebration of the past 12 months of graduate productions. Produced and delivered during the pandemic, each and every project premiered is the result of sheer hard work and determination, made amidst challenging circumstances. As government restrictions ease, the NFTS was the first UK film school to host an … Read more

National Film and Television School appoints Judith Winnan as head of NFTS Wales

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has announced it has appointed Judith Winnan, former chair of RTS Cymru Wales as Head of NFTS Wales, its latest new national hub. The opening of NFTS Wales, in partnership with BBC Cymru Wales and Creative Wales, was announced in November 2020 and follows the success of hubs in Glasgow and Leeds in addition to the NFTS’ main site in Beaconsfield, … 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

Sign up for the NFTS webinar with Sir Sam Mendes

Last week the NFTS announced that Sir Sam Mendes is to be awarded with an honorary fellowship and have now confirmed an upcoming BackStories Masterclass on 7 June in partnership with the British Film Institute (BFI). Mendes was selected for an honorary fellowship by the NFTS board of governors to honour both his superlative contribution … Read more

Centre of Screen Excellence: Elstree opens for recruitment

Recruitment has launched for students to the UK’s second Centre of Screen Excellence which is designed to support the production hub at Elstree, Hertfordshire. ScreenSkills has joined forces with Elstree Screen Arts Academy (ESA), Elstree Film Studios and the National Film and Television School to create the Centre of Screen Excellence: Elstree at ESA, the … Read more

The NFTS to award Sir Sam Mendes with an honorary fellowship

The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is delighted to award multi-award-winning director, producer and screenwriter Sir Sam Mendes with an honorary fellowship. NFTS Chairman Patrick McKenna will present the fellowship, awarded each year to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the industry at the School’s annual graduation ceremony, due to take place at … 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

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