“The National Film and Television School is the UK's national centre of excellence in film, television and new media. Nurturing exceptional talent requires constant attention to development. This level of high quality study comes, of course, at a cost.
The School must upgrade its facilities at the Beaconsfield site and expand its scholarship support programme to make sure that training at the NFTS remains affordable for all. We now need your support to continue to create an environment that will give the next generation of young people the chance to learn in the best imaginable setting.
I have been involved with the School since its foundation and I hope I can persuade you to become part of the NFTS’ story by adding your name to our credits".
Lord Attenborough, CBE - President
- Over 90% of UK students received some level of scholarship support ranging from £1,000 to £15,000
- Until the River Runs Red, an NFTS graduation film which was directed by Paul Wright, David Lean Scholar and produced by Poss Kondeatis, Olswang Scholar, won a BAFTA
- The NFTS continues to attract more UK entrants than other film and media schools thanks to its scholarship fund. In 2011, 61% of entrants were from the UK.
- Abuelas, an NFTS students film is nominated for a BAFTA
- Skyborn, another NFTS student film is shortlisted for the Student Oscars
- Three NFTS graduation films and shows win the Royal Television Student Awards
- Four recent NFTS graduates are nominated Screen International Stars of Tomorrow
- Jay Price wins the Verna Fields Award for Best Sound Editing at the prestigious Golden Reel Awards in Los Angeles for his work on the NFTS graduation film The Pride of Wade Ellison
Many of the students involved on the production of these films were recipients of scholarships and would not have been able to accept a place at the NFTS without this support.
"I graduated from the NFTS in 2005, was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 and joined DreamWorks in 2006. All my heroes went to the Film School. Without scholarship support, I would have never been able to come to the School and realise my dreams." Sharon Colman, DreamWorks Story Artist, How to Train Your Dragon Royal Mail Special Stamps Scholar 2005 Animation Graduate