Magazine article Screen International

NFTS Launches Free Directing Workshop Aimed at Increasing Diversity

Magazine article Screen International

NFTS Launches Free Directing Workshop Aimed at Increasing Diversity

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The National Film and Television School (NFTS) is launching a directing workshop aimed at increasing the number of women, people from BAME backgrounds and those with disabilities working professionally in screen directing.

There will be six places available on the first round of the workshop, potentially rising to 12 in the future.

Applications are now open for the course, which is free for participants with all costs covered by money raised through the NFTS Gala last year.

The selected applicants will begin with a two-day introductory session in March, followed by a four-week intensive training course in narrative filmmaking during the summer.

The end goal will be for each participant to produce a short film, with the NFTS covering production costs and crew coming from the school's various courses.

All participants will also be guaranteed a subsequent interview for the NFTS's Directing Fiction MA. …

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