#SetReady Course

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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. Alumni

Are you #SetReady to work in film?

The National Youth Film Academy is dedicated to giving you the best possible opportunity to succeed in the film industry.

The National Youth Film Academy #SetReady Course is not designed to teach you how to make film but to inspire you to make the right choices to develop a career in this competitive industry. During our #SetReady Course you will be given ten days to train in your chosen field, learn from respected industry professionals and meet with like-minded individuals to write and produce your own original short film. Your film will then be screened in front of your peers, family and friends at a local cinema.

The cost of the course is £1200. We do offer bursary and scholarship places for those who cannot afford these fees. It’s also worth noting that accommodation and additional items (such as family screening tickets) are not covered by the course fee.

To find a detailed breakdown of the costs to attend the SetReady course, and how we help those that cannot afford it, please apply below to download our course brochure.

The purpose of this course is for us to identify your talents as a Filmmaker or Actor. At the end of your ten days, you will be assessed based on your ability to work as a professional under pressure and alongside your creative team. You must pass the #SetReady Course before being offered the benefits of a National Youth Film Academy member and/or take part in our Emerging Brits.

At a Glance:

What you will walk away with:

  • A network of like-minded individuals
  • Experience to list on your CV
  • Your work screened in a London cinema
  • Showreel footage
  • Professional photos

Roles

  • Actor
  • Director
  • Director of Photography
  • Producer
  • Assistant Director
  • Writer
  • Crew
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#SetReady Course
Apply now to receive the course brochure

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

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

Apply now!

Are you serious about becoming a professional filmmaker or actor? If you are aged under 25 you can apply to 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!

Apply now