National Youth Film Academy - Short Course for Actors and Filmmaker

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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

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The National Youth Film Academy has been created to locate, educate, develop and showcase the talents of exceptionally gifted Young Actors and FilmMakers aged 16-25 years old from around the UK. Please watch our course video below

We are on the search for the most talented young actors and filmmakers

The National Youth Film Academy has been created to locate, educate, develop and showcase the talents of exceptionally gifted Young Actors and FilmMakers aged 16-25 years old from around the UK.

About, the SetReady Course

This course provides you with the support you need to be able to make a career in film. Where you are given the opportunity to train with respected industry professionals, meet with like-minded people to write, film, produce and showcase your own film.

What are Approved Members?

Once you’ve completed the course you will become an Approved Member of the National Youth Film Academy, which means that you will be able to apply for additional funding, take part in our Summer Shorts programme and Emerging Brits Showcase.

What is Emerging Brits?

Emerging Brits is a programme created to showcase the best talent the UK Film Industry has to offer. Every 3 years the next generation of actors and filmmakers are selected to take part in a year-long guidance programme. The National Youth Film Academy support their members through a year long programme of career development, during which they work with some of the industry’s top professionals, attend PR and networking events and end the year with their short film showcased in front of industry.

To Apply 

You must be; Aged between 16-25 years old and serious about being a professional filmmaker or actor. 

It’s that simple. The application is all online, start your career today,

Apply now to receive our prospectus and course information. 

Bursary Information

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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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
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