NFTS student films are regularly selected for all of the major film festivals in the world. These are only some of the festivals that have screened our films - Cannes International Film Festival, Semaine de la Critique, Berlin, Venice, Sundance, Telluride, Locarno, Rotterdam, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Sebastián , Montreal, Dinard, Sarajevo, Toronto, Palm Springs, San Francisco, Aspen, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Stuttgart International Animated Film Festival , Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, Hiroshima, Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival, Edinburgh, London, Camerimage and Clermont-Ferrand.
The graduation fiction film, The Confession was nominated as Best Short Film for the main Oscars in 2011 and was the winner of the 2010 Student Academy Awards. Another graduation fiction film, Until The River Runs Red was the winner of the BAFTA Best Short Film in 2011.
The Golden Reel for Best Sound Editing has been won nine times by our students - the result in 2011 was another win for the NFTS and we also received 3 nominations in this competition run by the Motion Picture Sound Editors, in Los Angeles. There were 7 films nominated in this years Royal Television Society Awards with 1 of those films, going through to be the winner of the Best Fiction film. Other highlights for this year include the One World Media Documentary Award, 3 films premiering at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, 3 nominations from the Grierson Documentary Awards, a nomination in the Fujifilm Shorts Competition and the graduation animation, Stanley Pickle , achieving a milestone by winning an amazing 25 awards, worldwide. NFTS films can also be seen on television - a documentary graduation film was broadcast on the BBC in 2010, in the Storyville series. NFTS films have been shown this year across Europe, broadcast by ARTE & Canal Plus.