Filmmaker Application


What you need to prepare

for your audition.


Choose the Role you wish to apply for.

  • Director

  • Makeup Artist

  • Composer

  • Crew

  • Assistant Director

  • Producer

  • Script Writer

  • Cinematographer

  • Editor

  • Sound Technician

Please think carefully about the level you think you are currently at. The Role you choose is the one you will be judged on. We are looking for people who can work in that role now. I.e. could we recommend you as an up and coming “X”

Don’t worry if you don’t think that you have the right experience now. This is why we are here. If you are successful in becoming a Member of the National Youth Film Academy our aim is to support your development into a chosen role.


Evidence to support your application

The creative portfolio is a contributing factor for admission to the National Youth Film Academy. However;

We do not assume applicants have prior experience or examples of film work. The admissions committee understands that many applicants have a wide range of creative interests, and welcomes examples of creative writing or other art forms (please see details below).

For many applicants, the narrative statement and letters of recommendation, reveal the most about an applicant’s potential for success in the program.


For example, you can send us –


Links to work

All film/video submissions must be submitted via hyperlink where the submission can be viewed such as Vimeo or YouTube, Google Drive, etc.


Supporting Material

  1. Slides or photographs (5 maximum).

  2. Drawings, conceptual illustrations, storyboards, designs, photographs, three-dimensional models, or digitally generated images.

  3. Writing applicants may choose to submit a typed screenplay or short story

Letter of recommendation 

You may wish to send us a letter of recommendation from a Tutor/employer



If you have been working professionally, send us a copy of your CV




Don’t worry, you can still apply as Crew. You will still get a 15-minute interview where we will assess your potential to work in Film.




Once you understand the above, you can submit your application here 


Once you have submitted your talent application, you will then have to book a ZOOM Call with your Talent Manager. These calls last around 15 minutes


Good luck!