NFTS Applications 2021 - The one where the world seems to be on fire....

VCalavera

Member
Does anyone know when we can expect some sort of update?
From previous threads like this, I know that definitive (post interview) results were given about two months and a half after the application deadline closed. It may well be a month before we hear from the selection committee on whether we go to the next stage.

Although... maybe the pandemic will change the dynamic. This year's a deadline was moved a month forward, so maybe they will try to do the process faster in response? Who knows, really.
 
From previous threads like this, I know that definitive (post interview) results were given about two months and a half after the application deadline closed. It may well be a month before we hear from the selection committee on whether we go to the next stage.

Although... maybe the pandemic will change the dynamic. This year's a deadline was moved a month forward, so maybe they will try to do the process faster in response? Who knows, really.
Another month? Man
 

RG2029

Member
I wonder what people who applied think about this round of applications - do you think there will be more or less people applying because of covid?
Less in that it’s unstable and uncertain and international students are being put off going abroad because of it. More maybe because people are thinking now is a good time to upskill and it’s going to be very difficult to get work atm.
I applied because I was planning to anyway and now is the right time for me but I am curious if anyone was put off and how the rest of the courses do as well on uptake. I’m interested to know
 
I wonder what people who applied think about this round of applications - do you think there will be more or less people applying because of covid?
Less in that it’s unstable and uncertain and international students are being put off going abroad because of it. More maybe because people are thinking now is a good time to upskill and it’s going to be very difficult to get work atm.
I applied because I was planning to anyway and now is the right time for me but I am curious if anyone was put off and how the rest of the courses do as well on uptake. I’m interested to know
It's a good question, i'm unsure. I mean on one hand, there is a temporary feeling with covid espeically when thinking about next year but I do know different people regard it differently. I also think many applications would have been submitted before Covid blew up - I mean I know for me that film school was quite a considered decision that I had been thinking about for a while so maybe it didn't really change much. People may do what I did for London Film School - I deferred until next May. Luckily I did this before covid to save money but I imagine loads of people did that because of covid.
 

RG2029

Member
Yes wondering about that. See nfts doesn’t start till January anyway so ... I’d like to think it’s gonna be happening in real life then as opposed to online. Don’t see how films chools work online . Masterclasses are one think - practice is another and they seem to base themselves on masterclasses
 
Yes wondering about that. See nfts doesn’t start till January anyway so ... I’d like to think it’s gonna be happening in real life then as opposed to online. Don’t see how films chools work online . Masterclasses are one think - practice is another and they seem to base themselves on masterclasses
that's another thing - backlog of students. If my first thought with LFS was 'im gonna give it a year and wait' then there will be dozens of people like that. So there's that, I reckon loads of people will give it a year
 

RG2029

Member
Yes wondering about that. See nfts doesn’t start till January anyway so ... I’d like to think it’s gonna be happening in real life then as opposed to online. Don’t see how films chools work online . Masterclasses are one think - practice is another and they seem to base themselves on masterclasses
I mean : Don’t see how films schools work online . Masterclasses are one think - practice is another and they seem to base themselves on practice (though are doing masterclasses a lot now because of the situation)
 

RG2029

Member
that's another thing - backlog of students. If my first thought with LFS was 'im gonna give it a year and wait' then there will be dozens of people like that. So there's that, I reckon loads of people will give it a year
Yeh I am wondering about that. I mean 2020-2021 is going to be a less competitive year - which could either mean it's not as high standard or it has a really interesting mix of people that would usually be seen as 'risky'/not get in because of safer options and those who might be a bit more 'fuck it, I'm gonna take a chance this year'... could be interesting.
 

VCalavera

Member
Would you go if you got in this year? For January?
I would too, I don´t have the luxury of thinking I might get in a second time, or to wait another year. I really don´t think it will be worse or less competitive. No lack of abundance of talented people in the world, and they have no reason to lower their standards.

That said, I don´t want to study a masters in film through zoom, and I am only applying because there is a letter from the NFTS Dean explaining that, while they will follow all health instructions, some classes will continue to be physical as there is no other way of giving that experience to students.
 

RG2029

Member
Yes and I seen on the NFTS cinematography instagram that they have begun their phased return to working on site last Monday. So ... think January will be alright to be honest. Lockdown is easing everywhere, especially post protests.
 

tigercub

New Member
Hey guys! Are any of the Directing Fiction applicants interested in sharing the short film they applied with? It would be interesting to see
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
To be honest, more eyes on it is better than fewer so here is mine

It's called Stapleton
Awesome. These can also be added to your application in the application tracker if you add your application info to the site. The tracker can be reached here:

 

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