Breakthrough Course

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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

Designed so that you can continue in your everyday job or studies

Our year-long programme is the best way to build up your confidence, experience and contacts to improve your opportunity to become a professional filmmaker or actor.

Showcasing your talent should not cost the earth. The breakthrough course is designed so that you can continue in your everyday job and studies. Our 12 month program is the best way to build up your confidence, experience and contacts to improve your opportunity to become a professional filmmaker or actor.

National Youth Film Academy immerses you into the world of filmmaking, with a realistic view of working professionally in the industry.

You will be sharing this exclusive experience with other young like-minded people and rubbing shoulders with working – acclaimed contacts to guide you in your creative field.

Whether your talent lies in acting or filmmaking, this Breakthrough course will result in the production of your original short film which will be celebrated and showcased at a private screening to some of the biggest names in the business.

The National Youth Film Academy vows to offer continuous support before, during and after the course to ensure that our members are constantly developing their skills and talent.

We want you to excel and this course is this first step on your journey towards your goal: becoming a professional in the film industry.

At a Glance:

What you will walk away with:

  • Professional CV and Photos
  • Reference for future Work
  • Publicity
  • Masterclasses with top industry mentors
  • Show reel footage
  • PR Training
  • Exposure to agents, industry professionals and potential employers
  • Industry screening showcase and networking

Roles

  • Actor
  • Assistant Director
  • Cinematographer
  • Composer
  • Crew
  • Director
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Writer
Make it Happen
Breakthrough Course
Apply now to receive the course brochure

Previous Mentors:

Simon Bird
Actor
The Inbetweeners
Gareth Edwards
Director
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Ian 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
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

Apply now!

Are you serious about becoming a professional filmmaker or actor? If you are aged under 25 you can apply become a member of the National Youth Film Academy. Registering your interest costs nothing and only takes 1 minute to complete. Start your career today!

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