Aged 16-25? Want to get into film?

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The National Youth Film Academy gives young talent a shot. It’s a genuine chance for these young people to stand out and maybe have a chance at being offered full-time employment in the industry.
Henry Barnes, The Guardian
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Black Lives Matter In Film

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"I care so much about this project and want to ensure that it helps more people that look like me work in film"
Lissi Simpson Watt, Member
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Bridging the Gap between Education and Employment

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Because of the NYFA I have worked on Men in Black and Jack Ryan. The people I met I will know and work with for life, and I am grateful for the National Youth Film Academy for giving me the opportunity.
Shyan Ali, NYFA Alumni
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Start your Film Career

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I met the most amazing like-minded people and ask questions to top industry professionals such as Gareth Edwards, the Director of Star Wars! I know I can really on the National Youth Film Academy to help build my career.
Isabella Gayle, Alumni
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SetReady Course
Black Lives Matter In Film
Membership
Join the NYFA

We are on a mission to locate, nurture and promote the very best young filmmakers and actors in the UK.

SetReady Course

Working as an Actor or Filmmaker you will work in a group to to write, produce, film and screen a short film.

Emerging Brits

Emerging Brits is for exceptionally gifted Actors and Filmmakers who are ready to make their first step to become a professional.

Membership

We offer more than just training. We build networks, provide work opportunities and showcase talent to industry.

Who We Work With

Partners, employers and speakers who work with the National Youth Film Academy

Warner Bros.
ITV
Lionsgate
BBC
Equity
Raindance
Sky One
LIPSYNC Post
MIRAMAX
Amazon Prime Video
Space City
Procam
Script Angel
Virgin
United Agents
Bankside Films

Previous Mentors

Liz Tucker
Producer and Director
Women in Film and TV
Adam Leese
Actor
Bridget Jones' Baby
Sue Jones
Casting Director
Nil by Mouth
Rebecca Johnson
Writer and Director
The Flash
Hayley McKenzie
Founder and CEO, Script Angel
Mentor
Elliot Grove
Founder, Raindance
Mentor
Adam Morse
Director
Lucid
Adam Corbally
Motivational Speaker
Mentor
Clare Cahill
Producer
Perplexed Music
Martin Roberts
Rep Education Officer, BECTU
Mentor
Ani Laurie
Writer and Director
The Earth Belongs to No One
Kyla Simone Bruce
Writer and Director
Mercury
John Connors
Actor
Cardboard Gangsters
Jane Gull
Director
My Feral Heart
Simon Bird
Actor
The Inbetweeners
Phil Meheux
Cinematographer
Casino Royale
Joseph A. Adesunloye
Writer/ Director
White Colour Black
Gareth Edwards
Director
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Iain Canning
Producer
Lion
Jason Flemyng
Actor
X-Men
Matt Milne
Actor
Warhorse
Jonathan Firth
Actor
Luther
Karen Lindsay Stewart
Casting Director
Harry Potter
Paul Alexander
Scriptwriter
Red Dwarf
Lou Kneath
Creative Consultant and character animator
Mentor
Richard Godfrey
Location Manager
The Inbetweeners Movie
Herbert Wise
Director
I, Claudius
Sean Gascoigne
Agent
United Agents
Matt Smith
Distributor
Lionsgate U.K
Hugo Luczyc - Wyhowski
Production Designer
Snatch
Shane Collins
Agent
Shane Collins Associates

Join the National Youth Film Academy

Aged 16-25? Want to get into film?

We’re on the search for exceptionally gifted young filmmakers and actors. Apply to become a member of the National Youth Film Academy.

  • Access to inspirational role models
  • Build soft skills, improve your ‘set readiness’
  • Collaborate and produce films
  • Unique access to industry networking events
  • Career and placement opportunities
  • Representation (Agency)

Latest News and Events

Black Lives Matter in Film

News, Success Stories | July 3, 2020

National Youth Film Academy announce new partnership

News | June 25, 2020

Emerging Brits 2020 Industry Showcase

Event, News | February 10, 2020

ACTOR SIMON BIRD AND INDUSTRY LEADERS FROM ODEON, LIONSGATE, RAINDANCE AND BANKSIDE FILMS JOIN NATIONAL YOUTH FILM ACADEMY ADVISORY BOARD FOR 2020

News | January 24, 2020