The National Film and Television School has officially opened two new buildings on the School’s campus in Beaconsfield.
The two buildings were opened by Former Minister of State for Digital and Culture at the DCMS, the Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP at a special event attended by leading figures from across the film TV and games industries.
The Channel 4 Rose building - named after the late Senior Commissioning Editor for Fiction, David Rose - and the Sky Studios at the NFTS, are part of a £20 million development of the School, and boasts a 4k Digital Content studio, a second cinema, and around 20 000 square feet of teaching space.
The 4k Digital Content studio benefits from a donation of the latest equipment from Sony, including a vision mixer, camera, server, recorder and studio hub. Other equipment has been provided by leading technology companies including BlackMagic, Canon, and others.
The new facilities were built thanks to the support and investment of a number major players in the UK media industries including Channel 4, Sky, the DCMS and the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.
Speaking ahead of the opening, Ed Vaizey MP explained that “The NFTS is one of the world’s leading film schools, and these new facilities will ensure it continues to provide an unrivalled film education to students from all around the world.”
Students from the National Film and Television School were among the winners at the recent RTS Student Awards 2017, with seven awards going to individuals or productions from the school.
At the event, the NFTS also named film producer and educationalist Lord David Puttnam as Life President of the School, a post previously held by Lord Attenborough. Puttnam said, “I’m delighted to accept the Presidency of an organisation with which I’ve been deeply engaged from the very start.”