Over the year we run a number of short courses and workshops. These are open to members and non members to attend. All of our courses and master classes are run by exceptionally well respected industry professionals.


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

Our mission is to locate, nurture and promote the very best young talents in British Film. Are you an exceptionally gifted young film maker or actor? Register your details now and apply to become a member of the National Youth Film Academy.


Take part in our 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. You will get to meet and learn from the industry top professionals who will give you advice on how to make it in the Film Industry. Limited spaces each year, apply today!


“The National Youth Film Academy is a great idea. It’s a very useful approach for young people, rather than the film school approach”

Geoff Boyle

Cinematographer – Street Fighter  

“It was clear to see that the National Youth Film Academy students had a genuine desire to learn as much as they could from their peers. Asking questions at every opportunity, students eagerly asked about any hints and tips they could use to break into the film industry.”

Richard Lennox

“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 an industry”

Harry Barnes

The Guardian



Member Showcase

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Zak Russell Jones – National Youth Film Academy Review

Born Benjamin Russell Jones, Zak began his career dreaming of one day securing a role on Manchester’s biggest soap, Coronation Street. Since then, he has done everything he could possibly do to help him achieve his dream and earn a place among Manchester’s elite. Zak attended the NYFA Summer course in 2014 in an attempt […]

Clara Bennathan – National Youth Film Academy Review

Clara is a 17 year old Londoner at the moment but she will be a Parisian very soon as she heads over to France to study mime and movement under the atelier of Etienne Decroux. Here is her take on the NYFA course: The NYFA course was suggested to me by a friend who had […]

Advice & Guidance

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The Easy (But Important) Ways To Improve Your Acting

A professional actor or actress never stops learning. Some of the most successful performers in the world have stayed popular and prominent because they are constantly learning and improving. A humble, curious attitude is always a positive trait and makes you better at your craft. If you are looking for easy but effective ways to […]

A Quick Introduction To Location Scouting

Locations are important. They help to create the overall look and atmosphere of films as well as giving extra information on the kinds of lives the characters lead. A gritty location was essential for characters who have learned hard life lessons on the city streets in City of God, for example. The clean-cut suburban location […]