Aged 16-25? Want to get into film?

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.

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

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

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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#SetReady 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

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

NYFA Helps Member Get Into London Film School

Event | August 17, 2018

Meet Our Summer #SetReady 2019 Acting Mentor - Adam Leese

Event | August 15, 2018

5 Pet-Hates From The Casting Room

Advice and Guidance | August 9, 2018

How to be a Production Coordinator

Advice and Guidance | August 2, 2018