Aged 16-25? Want to get into film?

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It's a great tool for young people to be able to talk to people who work in the industry. To find out their experiences and find out what being a professional (in film) is really like.
Matt Milne. Downton Abbey
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Make it Happen.

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The National Youth Film Academy gives young talent a shot. It’s a genuine chance for these young people to stand out and maybe have a chance at being offered full-time employment in industry
Henry Barnes. The Guardian
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Bridging the Gap between Education and Employment

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The people I met I will know and work with for life, and I am grateful for National Youth Film Academy giving us the opportunity to work together on the course and in the future.”
Elizabeth Cassidy. NYFA Alumni
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Start your Film Career

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It's a genuine chance for these young people to stand out and maybe have a chance to be offered full-time employment in the industry
Henry Barnes. The Guardian
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Introductory Course
Breakthrough Course
Our Services
Join the NYFA

We are on a mission to locate, nurture and promote the very best young filmmakers and actors in the UK

Introductory Course

Industry acclaimed 10 day course. Working as an Actor or Film Maker you will work in a group to to write, produce, film and screen a short film.

Breakthrough Course

Breakthrough is for exceptionally gifted Actors and Film Makers who are ready to make their first step to become a professional.

Service to Industry

We offer more than just training. We build networks, provide work opportunities, film apprenticeships and showcase talent to industry.

Previous Mentors:

John Connors
Actor
Cardboard Gangsters
Jane Gull
Director
My Feral Heart
Simon Bird
Actor
The Inbetweeners
Joseph A. Adesunloye
Writer/ Director
White Colour Black
Gareth Edwards
Director
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Iain Canning
Producer
Lion
Jason Flemyng
Actor
X-Men
Phil Meheux
Cinematographer
Casino Royale
Matt Milne
Actor
Warhorse
Jonathan Firth
Actor
Luther
Karen Lindsay Stewart
Casting Director
Harry Potter
Paul Alexander
Scriptwriter
Red Dwarf
Lou Kneath
Creative Consultant and character animator
Mentor
Richard Godfrey
Location Manager
The Inbetweeners Movie
Herbert Wise
Director
I, Claudius
Sean Gascoigne
Agent
United Agents
Matt Smith
Distributor
Lionsgate U.K
Hugo Luczyc - Wyhowski
Production Designer
Snatch
Shane Collins
Agent
Shane Collins Associates

Join the National Youth Film Academy

Aged 16-25? Want to get into the film?

We’re on the search for exceptionally gifted young filmmakers and actors. Apply to become a member of the National Youth Film Academy.

  • Access to inspirational role models
  • Build soft skills, improve your ‘set readiness’
  • Collaborate and produce films
  • Unique access to industry networking events
  • Career and placement opportunities
  • Representation (Agency)

Latest News and Events

Gareth Edwards: “Filmmaking is an achievable goal"

Advice and Guidance | April 18, 2018

It's the end of the introductory course, but the start of your journey into film

Event, News | April 18, 2018

John Connors Interview: Advice for breaking into film

Advice and Guidance, News | April 10, 2018

Rob Earnshaw: What does it mean to be a NYFA Member?

| April 4, 2018