Emerging Programme
Showcasing the UK's Top Emerging Film Talent! 




Emerging is a programme created to showcase the best talent the UK Film Industry has to offer. Every 3 years the next generation of actors and filmmakers are selected to take part in a year-long guidance programme. Known up to now as Emerging Brits, the change of name reflects the growing international membership of NYFA.

The National Youth Film Academy support their members through a year-long programme of career development, during which they work with some of the industry’s top professionals, attend PR and networking events and end the year with their short film showcased in front of industry influencer and professionals.

"The National Youth Film Academy has given me a fantastic opportunity to work in film"  - LEWIS COX, ACTOR 


Your Talent Showcased! 

The National Youth Film Academy (NYFA) Emerging Brits Industry Showcase takes place at the ODEON BFI IMAX, the largest cinema screen in Europe, our last showcase was on Wednesday 5th February 2020. It was attended by industry professionals with the showcase celebrating the work of the talented young film members that have completed the NYFA Journey.


'We build, grow and accelerate career confidence in film ' ​


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The Emerging Brits Industry Showcase premiered the work of the academy’s handpicked rising stars in the UK. The exclusive screening premiered three short films, including Kindred – the latest work from Ali Kurr, the director behind the 2020 This Girl Can campaign – as well as Solvi, directed by Joseph Archer, and Rottweiler, directed by John Powell.

"Fortune favors 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