The National Youth Film Academy was founded by Rob Earnshaw in 2011. Rob worked closely in association with BFI Future Film and together devised a way to help the best in British filmmaking and acting talent develop their careers in the industry.
In April 2011 a select group of young excited and talent individuals descended on the BFI Southbank and took part in the first-ever National Youth Film Academy introductory course. They were given the task of creating a film in ten days, with the mentorship of some of the top professionals. On the final day of the course, the films were screened in front the UK’s top film decision makers.
With mentions in the Hollywood Reporter and articles in The Guardian, The National Youth Film Academy brand was forged as a place to discover exceptionally talented young actors and filmmakers.
From humble beginnings, the National Youth Film Academy community has grown into a very large but friendly hub of creativity, inspiration and productivity.