We judge our success not - like most Universities - by how many of our graduates get jobs (they get those anyway), but rather by what and how many awards they win and by the audiences their films and shows attract in the UK and around the world.
Our graduates direct, art direct, shoot, edit, and do the sound and visual effects of major commercial films like the Harry Potter Films, the latest Bond film and major television shows like Downton Abbey and the X Factor. They also include some of the seminal auteur British Film Makers of this or any generation like Lynne Ramsey and Terence Davies. Whether they are winning awards or attracting audiences or both, the NFTS Alumni are as successful as any film school in the world especially when you consider that we only have eight students in each class and our students are only with us for two years.
Lynne Ramsay won the 2013 BAFTA for Best Short Film with The Swimmer
In 2013 There were 10 Oscar and BAFTA nominations for graduates individually and there were 127 key credits for graduates on 24 Oscar and BAFTA nominated films
David Yates won the 2011 BAFTA Britannia Award in Los Angeles for his directing on the Harry Potter series
Roger Deakins won the 2011 BAFTA for Best Cinematography (True Grit)
Lynne Ramsay won the 2011 Best Film award at the BFI London Film Festival for We Need to Talk About Kevin
Martin Jensen was nominated for 2011 Oscar and BAFTA awards for Best Sound Mixing (The King's Speech)