#SetReady Course, Partnered with RainDance Film Festival


11th April 2020 at 9:00am - 10th April 2020 at 12:00am

#SetReady Course, Partnered with RainDance Film Festival


11th April 2020 at 9:00am - 10th April 2020 at 12:00am

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Control your Future!


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

  • Career Support Programme 
  • Write, Shoot, Produce or Star in your own short film 
  • Red Carpet Event with a premiere at RainDance Film Festival!

The National Youth Film Academy, in partnership with RainDance Film Festival 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. 


The National Youth Film Academy has launched its new SetReady Programme and is providing you with an opportunity of a lifetime!

We are giving you the opportunity to train with respected industry professionals and meet with like-minded people to write, film, produce and showcase your own film.

During the programme you will also be supported with raising finance for your film, self promotion and and you will learn how to distribute your film. 

In addition; 

Every film on The National Youth Film Academy #SetReady programme is guaranteed to be showcased at the word famous RainDance film festival.

Raindance Film Festival is officially recognised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences USA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and the British Independent Film Awards. Selected shorts from the Raindance festival qualify for Oscar® and BAFTA considerations. 

Some of our Past Mentors

  • Jason Flemyng, Actor, X-Men
  • Matt Milne, Actor, Warhorse
  • Karen Lindsay Stewart, Casting Director, Harry Potter 
  • Paul Alexander, Scriptwriter, Red Dwarf
  • 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 
  • Sue Jones, Casting Director, Nil by Mouth
  • Iain Canning, Producer, The King’s Speech
  • Yasmin Paige, Actor, Submarine
  • Gareth Edwards, Director, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story 
  • Phil Meheux, Cinematographer, Casino Royale 

Roles you can apply for

  • Director
  • Assistant Director 
  • Cinematographer 
  • Producer 
  • Writer 
  • Actor
  • Crew 
  • Editor

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,

Hurry! We only have 320 spaces on the course. Application Deadline is 1st September 2019

Apply Now > 

Download our prospectus >

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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National Youth Film Academy


The University Of Greenwich Bexley Road London UK

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