SetReady Programme

We are on the search for the UK's best young Actors and Filmmakers 

Applications are open

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Getting you ready for a future in film
The National Youth Film Academy is dedicated to giving you the best possible opportunity to succeed in the film industry.

The National Youth Film Academy SetReady Course  designed to help you develop a career in this competitive industry.

During our SetReady course you will work in your chosen field, learn from respected industry professionals and meet with like-minded individuals to write and produce your own original short film. Your film will then be screened in front of your peers, family and friends at ODEON. 

The purpose of this course is for us to identify your talents as a Filmmaker or Actor. At the end of your course, you will be assessed based on your ability to work as a professional under pressure and alongside your creative team. You must pass the SetReady course to be eligible for showcase.

Application Deadline  -May 14th


Approved actors have landed roles in Spielbergs WarHorse, BBC's Wolfblood, Holby City and IPMan 4  



Approved Filmakers have worked on projects such as Men in Black, Guy Richies's the Gentleman & Jack Ryan


The Details 



Greenwich University, London & Online


SetReady is deigned to fit around the academic calendar with sessions either on weekends, after 6pm or in Spring / Summer holidays. For full details of the dates, please apply below.

- Workshops & Classes: 21st - 27th August 2022 

- Pre- Production: 9th April 2023 

- Shoot: 12th - 18th August 2023 

- Premiere:  21st October 2023 


£360 - £1,500 depending on your financial circumstance.


This programme is designed to give members real life experience working in film. Successful Members will have the opportunity to have their talent showcased at our Emerging showcase event. 

Application Deadline  -May 14th 

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SetReady is for NYFA Members only. Please click on the appropriate button to apply. 

"I have learnt so much from every webinar that has allowed me to look at my career differently and understand the steps I need to take from a different perspective."  -