Our mission is to locate, nurture and promote the very best young talent in film. Established in 2011 NYFA is the fastest growing community of young actors and filmmakers. Being a member opens up so many networking and collaboration opportunities for you. Together, you are stronger.
Thousands of young film talents join
us every year
We are lead by industry and a board that cares about the development of new talent in film. The interests of our members is at the heart of everything we do. Career support, networking events, access to world class speakers and showcase opportunities are just a few of the reasons why we're the organisation of choice for thousands of young filmmakers and actors across the UK.
" What you (NYFA) are doing is fantastic. Take courage, cinema is a wonderful passion and you're better off doing it together "
Tilda Swinton - Speaking at our Member Confrence
As experts in film, we offer our members a wide range of career developing services including advice, support, masterclasses, discounts and access to a powerful network in film.
We are organisation, led by our members, and governed by leading figures in the film industry and we exists to serve the emerging film community across the UK.
Membership costs range from £6.00 - £25.00 per month depending on your financial circumstances. We pride ourselves in supporting new, emerging talent like you .
What's included in NYFA Membership?
Once you become a member, you'll have access to the below benefits. Details of how to access each one will be in your NYFA welcome pack.
National Youth Film Awards
The most inspiring event for young people wanting to get into film, our spring conference brings top-class speakers to our Members from some of the most successful and innovative organisations and people in the world.
Live Panel Discussions
On Site Visits
Film Talks (live and online) offer regular opportunities to hear from inspirational filmmakers and actors share their story, providing you with valuable lessons and insight.
Industry Board Dinner
Held every quarter, 2 Members of our Industry board are joined by an small group our Membership to share stories bringing together great food, inspirational people and captivating conversations.
Set in the private dining rooms of some of the UK’s trendiest restaurants and bars, these relaxed Member only spotlight dinners bring together great food and captivating conversations where members can share ideas and celebrate friendship.
Our informal social events bring like-minded people together to catch-up over drinks, a spot of lunch, outdoor activities or an evening out.
Taking our members back into the cinema to watch classic and artistically celebrated films
Choosing the right agent, headshot or film school can be a tricky business. You have access to speak to a dedicated Membership Manager Mon - Thurs who can be your first point of call when making the right decison.
4 of the very best NYFA produced films are selected by our industry board and showcased at a prestigious industry event. Selected cast and crew are invited to attend.
Partnering with some of the top film and drama schools, we bring our members together to meet with some of the best practitioners in the industry. Online and Offline
Breakthrough into Film
Intensive 5 day programme (Acting / Writing / Filmmaking) allowing participants the opportunity to develop the skills they need to work professionally as an Actor, the programme offers the chance to meet and work with fellow Actors and Filmmakers looking to kickstart their careers.
Giving members the opportunity to work in a group to write, produce,, shoot and distribute their very own short film. Whilst being given access to industry leading mentors to inspire them along the way.
Working with our partners ProCam Take two and other regional suppliers. NYFA membership gets you discount on renting camera equipment
Working with leading drama and film schools. Membership get's you a discounted rate to attend accreited short courses, programmes and events
Headshots & Showreels
Working with leading headshot and showreel companies. Membership gets you exclusive rates with our partners
Film & Media Insurance
Heavily discounted rates for public liability, professional indemnity and equipment damage.
ODEON Premiers & Screen Hire
If you're looking to premier your film or want to hire a screen. NYFA members get acces to book ODEON venues at heavily discounted rates.
Personal Accident Insuracne (From Nov21)
Included in your membership fee you are covered for certain accidental injuries received whilst participating in film activotes wheather that is whilst travelling to and from a film set, training at school or college or shooting a film.
What our members say
NYFA Member, Producer
The National Youth Film Academy is, in my view, the best organization in the world for people who want to build their network and learn from the best to be the best in the field of cinema. The people at the NYFA are so friendly and inspiring. I'm so proud to be a member of this great organization.
How much does NYFA membership cost?
Joining NYFA costs as little as £6 per month with a range of services that will help kick start your film career. NYFA believe in helping all young people gain access to our network regardless of their background this is why membership costs vary based on your financial circumstance. You can download our membership fee table for more detailed information.
You can choose to pay either yearly or monthly plus one-off £15 registration fee
If you have any questions about the membership costs, please call our customer service team on
020 8051 3200
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