20th June 2023
Backing the next generation of film and television talent.
On 20th June 2023 The National Film and Television School will host its annual fundraising Gala at Old Billingsgate. It is one of the screen industries’ must-attend events of the year. A star-studded, black-tie celebration where major figures from in front of and behind the camera come together to raise much-needed funds to support students to attend and excel at one of the world’s best film schools.
The UK’s film and television industry is booming – with more opportunities for new talent than ever before. But there is an enormous challenge to meet the demand for highly skilled workers across the industry. The NFTS is meeting that challenge by providing more behind-the-camera courses than any other film school in the world. From our world-famous Cinematography MA course (graduates of which have shot 25% of all UK HETV since 2015) to our diploma in Production Accounting and our new certificate in Virtual Production, the NFTS is giving new entrants the skills to match industry’s very real needs of today.
But to continue our work, we need your support. The Gala raises vital money for student scholarships and bursaries, and helps the School provide innovative pathways into all areas of the industry. We are expanding our footprint across the UK, with hubs in Leeds, Glasgow and Cardiff, and finding new ways of delivering courses to meet our students’ needs. The NFTS is committed to diversity – 33% of our most recent intake are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, and we are particularly focussed on creating routes into the industry for students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.