AGED 16-29
Want to Get into Film?

Get Discovered

Have your talent recognised by joining our exclusive community.  Our Members are aspirational people with the right attitude and talent to succeed in film.

Make Films 

Meet like-minded individuals, share ideas, develop skills & create your own films. You will also gain access to inspirational role models to broaden your industry knowledge.


Display your work at Regional and National screenings & network with industry leaders. You will build powerful networks, and showcase your talent to the industry


Industry Board

We are an industry lead organisation. Working on behalf of our Members we ensure that we develop our programmes to the benefit of the film industry. 

We are incredibly grateful to our Industry Board who help shape the strategic direction of the National Youth Film Academy. 

Industry Board Members 

  • Kate Staddon, Agent - Curtis Brown 

  • Matt Smith, Head of Distribution - Lionsgate 

  • Saul Gittens, Cinematographer 

  • Simon Bird, Actor 

  • Bianca Searle, Odeon Cinemas

  • Sue Jones CDG, Casting Director

  • Bill Petrie, Agent - BWH Agency 

  • Jack Tarling, Producer - Shudder Films 

  • Susi Figgis, Casting Director 

  • John Brennan, CEO - ProCam  

  • Phil Meheux, Cinematographer

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"Fortune favours the brave, the National Youth Film Academy gives young people the chance to be able to take risks"  - GARETH EDWARDS, DIRECTOR - ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY