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 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.
We welcome applications from individuals who wish to work in Film & Television who meet any of the criteria listed below. Successful applicants will have been deemed by our Selection team to show real potential in having a professional career in the Film Industry.
The below criteria for NYFA membership should be considered a minimum and unfortunately does not guarantee a successful application.
Applicants who do not meet the criteria below are allowed to interview to gain access to Membership. But they must demonstrate the potential of promising career before acceptance.
We welcome applications from individuals who have either :
studied or currently studying a NYFA approved Film or Drama course or programme
at least 2 professional credits in Film (paid above the National minimum wage)
representation from a PMA registered Agent
Member of Spotlight
Currently working for a UK broadcaster, distributor, production company or industry body
If an applicant does not meet the above criteria, they may apply for Membership as part of an interview process.
Successful applicants for NYFA membership must also be:
aged 16-29 (at the time of applying) and;
be a British Citizen or born in UK/Republic of Ireland
have a work visa and able to work in Britain
have an active student visa and able to study in the UK for a minimum of 2 years
Join us today!
You must be aged 16-29 apply for membership
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