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About us 

The National Youth Film Academy is a the leading membership organisation for young people in film. Founded in 2011 our mission is to Locate, Nurture and Promote the very best young talent in film. We host a variety of online and in person events throughout the year, including the the National Youth Film Awards ceremony in which is run in  December. 

We partner and collaborate with a number of leading industry bodies to ensure that our members have the best foundation possible to succeed in film.

Meet the team

Industry Board

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Kate Staddon


Agent 

Curtis Brown

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Matt Smith 


Head of Distribution

Lionsgate Entertainment

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Phil Meheux


Cinematographer

Casino Royale 

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Simon Bird


Actor

Inbetweeners 

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Bianca Searle


Head of Sales

Odeon Cinemas

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John Brennan


CEO

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Sussi Figgis


Casting Director 

Harry Potter

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Bill Petrie


Agent

BWH Agency 

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Jack Tarling 


Producer 

Shudder Films

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Saul Gittens


Head of Training

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Dr. Rebekha Smith 


CEO

Film Festival Doctor

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Sue Jones


Industry Liaison

East 15 

SetReady Mentors

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Nick Knowland 


Cinematographer 

BAFTA winning

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Derek Suter


Cinematographer 

Superman III

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Phil Meheux


Cinematographer

Casino Royale 

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Linzy Attenborough


Production Manager 

Glamour

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Raf Kapelinski 


Director 

Butterfly Kisses

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Fiona Bavinton

Director

The pitt and the pendulum 

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Clare Cahill 


Producer 

Perplexed 

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Sacha Bennet 


Director 

Get Lucky

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Mark Barrs


Cinematographer 

Walking Dead

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Ariel Arthur 


Cinematographer 

WasteLand

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Ben Richards


Producer

Kaufmans Game

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Sue Jones


Casting Director 

Nil By Mouth

Operations
 

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Rob Earnshaw

CEO
 

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Niamh Redden

Member Coordinator
 

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Michael Thomas

Event Coordinator
 

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Dan Charles

Creative Producer