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 film industry. To find out their experiences and learn what being a professional 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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#SetReady Course
Emerging Brits
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

Our flagship 10 day course. Working as an Actor or Filmmaker you will work in a group to to write, produce, film and screen a short film.

Emerging Brits

Emerging Brits is for exceptionally gifted Actors and Filmmakers 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.

Who We Work With

Partners, employers and speakers who work with the National Youth Film Academy

Warner Bros.
ITV
Lionsgate
BBC
Equity
Raindance
Sky One
LIPSYNC Post
MIRAMAX
BECTU
Amazon Prime Video
Space City
Procam
Script Angel
Virgin
Writers Guild
United Agents
The Production Guild
Bankside Films

Previous Mentors

Liz Tucker
Producer and Director
Women in Film and TV
Adam Leese
Actor
Bridget Jones' Baby
Sue Jones
Casting Director
Nil by Mouth
Rebecca Johnson
Writer and Director
The Flash
Hayley McKenzie
Founder and CEO, Script Angel
Mentor
Elliot Grove
Founder, Raindance
Mentor
Adam Morse
Director
Lucid
Adam Corbally
Motivational Speaker
Mentor
Clare Cahill
Producer
Perplexed Music
Martin Roberts
Rep Education Officer, BECTU
Mentor
Ani Laurie
Writer and Director
The Earth Belongs to No One
Kyla Simone Bruce
Writer and Director
Mercury
John Connors
Actor
Cardboard Gangsters
Jane Gull
Director
My Feral Heart
Simon Bird
Actor
The Inbetweeners
Phil Meheux
Cinematographer
Casino Royale
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
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 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

April 2019 Set Ready: Showreel

Event, News, Success Stories | June 18, 2019

Free Training with Procam? Sound!

Advice and Guidance, Event, News | June 18, 2019

Giving our members a voice.

News | June 18, 2019

NATIONAL YOUTH FILM ACADEMY MAKES SUBSTANTIAL DONATION TO HOSPITAL CINEMA CHARITY, MEDICINEMA

| May 15, 2019