National Film & Television School
Celebrate over Fifty Years of Film
Here's to 50 more years
Learn about our lasting legacy on and off screen
Fifty Years of Film
In 2021 we celebrated our 50 birthday!
NFTS 50th Anniversary Trailer
Watch the trailer introducing the collaboration with NFTS and Google Arts & Culture
See how the NFTS has changed the film and television sector
Explore how film can help with representation
Taking Home the Gold
Celebrate a series of NFTS award wins
Our Origin Story
A home for film talent
What is the National Film and Television School?
Who we are and what we do
In the Beginning
Learn about our initial start
Meet Colin Young
Colin was the visionary who founded the NFTS
A Stuttering Start
It wasn't all smooth sailing...
Learn from the best
Hear from industry experts
Why Representation Matters
Telling Stories through Film
Performance on Film
Being in the Business
“Write as if you aren’t afraid… act as if someone just said there’s no reason to be afraid”.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, creator of Fleabag
Discover films that create animated new worlds
A Grand Day Out
Nick Park's graduation film, and the first appearance of Wallace and Gromit
This short animation from Ed Foster was created before he went on to direct the TV series The Rubbish World of Dave Spud.
A beautiful hand-painted film combining British and Korean influences
Visual art and fine craft meet film in these animated films
Meet Bertie, the half man - half panda
Edmond searches for the origin of his desires.
Head Over Heels
Walter and Madge can't agree which way is up!
An animation using Rod Marionette Puppets.
Ken Lidster's multi award winning animation.
The art of the poster
Decorate your bedroom with your favourite film posters using Art Projector
Arafat and I
The Alan Dimension
Mend & Make Do
A Love Story
Out of Sight
"Get out and make films!"
Nick Park, creator of Wallace and Gromit
Friendship. Family. Love
Watch films that explore the most intricate and intimate relationships
Love that has withstood time
21st Century love
Father x Daughter
Dare to be different
These filmmakers have gone beyond the norm to express themselves through new lenses
Explore a curated series of films focused on displacement
Discover films on theme of mindscapes and perspectives
A curated series of films that explore the macabre
Stories of the Working Class
Watch a film series focussed on social class
Tales of the Unexpected
From moon landings to forests, always expect the unexpected
Just like in the movies
Use Streetview to explore real world film locations
The North Pole
Honister slate mine
Against All Odds
Cut for Time
Enjoy 4 fims in under 40 mins
Meet a furry, woodland cast in this animated short
The Alan Dimension
The gift of precognition has been given to Alan
A film using clay, paint and glass
A Love Story
A powerful tale about love in the face of darkness
“I want to inspire, and be inspired.”
Sam Mendes, award winning director
On the edge of your seat
Explore a series of films that discuss boundaries, borders and liminal spaces
Game of Chance
Watch our chance encounters play out on film
At the Edge of the World
Discover films set where the land meets the sea
Caught in a Trap
Explore the theme of repetitiveness and rehabilitation through film
The Fabric of Connection
Explore a curated series of films on emotional bonding through texture
A curated film series exploring migration and movement
Seen a film you like? Why not discover other films you may enjoy
Enjoyed 'Our Footsteps in the Leaves'?...
...Why not watch 'Miss Todd'
Fan of 'The Boy Who Wanted to be a Lion'?...
Alois De Leo
Enjoyed 'Zbigniev's Cupboard?'...
The people of film
Meet the writers, directors, producers, designers, sound technicians and creatives who make films a reality
Making the transition from acting to directing
Meet the director of, 'We Need to Talk About Kevin'
Hear from the director of, 'Oranges are not the only fruit'
Find your own inspiration
Enjoy a series of works from key film creatives
A Film Festival from Home
Curate your own movie night from NFTS alumni films, from animation to documentary
Stanley’s life runs like clockwork, until a mysterious girl turns his world upside down
A Stone on My Heart
A personal story about separation migration and change
Against All Odds
An action adventure game show in which five contestants must work together to complete a grueling three-day trek across Britain’s toughest landscapes
How I Didn't Become a Piano Player
Based on a story by David Nicholls
Lewis Arnold's graduation film from 2013
The first in a trilogy of National Film and Television School films directed by Nick Rowland
Stranded in a foggy post apocalyptic wasteland, GIDEON and his son BLUE build a flying machine to see above the clouds
The journey of a young boy's first confession, directed by Tanel Toom
Until The River Runs Red
Emma True plays Chloe in this powerful drama written and directed by Paul Wright
A discovery in a village pond leads to an end to childhood and innocence
A look at David Yates's National Film and Television School graduation film
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