About NFM Academy

NFM Academy is funded by ScreenSkills and aims to equip those interested in a career in film and TV with the knowledge and the skills required to find work.

We aim to help productions in the region find this new talent, taking the challenge of recruitment and paperwork away and hopefully making sure finding the right person is easy.

We do this through networking events, Bootcamps, masterclasses, workshops where you get to hear from and talk to industry professionals. The Academy is suitable for adults who are new to the industry or those already working to step into new roles. Members of the Academy also receive CV surgeries and one to one mentoring and advice.

‘I am now more aware of getting myself out there and making contacts with people in the industry in order to get a foot on the ladder.  I’ve learnt that it’s important to keep persevering when looking for creative work and to keep making your own opportunities and work in the meantime.’

Whether they are looking for a shadowing opportunity, work experience, trainees or a new entry runner position, we can match Academy members who are ready to work.

If you are looking for someone to join your team, or can offer opportunities we will do our very best to help you find the very best people.


Northern Film + Media has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. This is partly funded by the European Commission.

Empowers the Creative Industries to develop skills and talent; they do do this by influencing and shaping policy, ensuring quality and by securing the vital investment for individuals to become the best in their field and for businesses to grow.

ScreenSkills supports skills and training for people and businesses to ensure the UK Creative Industries maintain their world class position.

Northern Film + Media is the North East England’s creative industries development agency. We work with businesses and professionals specialising in film, TV and screen-based arts, primarily through our talent development projects, events and production service. In addition, we drive regional commercial film and television production and attract inward investment by promoting the region as a base for incoming film and TV production.

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