The NSFA, short for the National Student Film Association, is the biggest organisation in the UK to promote and widen exposure of student film making. We actively seek to help student filmmakers to make new films by promoting cooperation and collaboration at a national level. The NSFA supports student film societies, festivals and filmmakers all around the UK.
The idea for the NSFA was conceived on the 16th June 2009 by a group of film students from five different universities who felt that the time had come for a new organisation that would connect student film societies, festivals and filmmakers all around the UK. In 2015, the NSFA was founded as a charity by its trustees Rowan M. Ashe, Franzi Florack and Rebecca Graffy.
First Meeting: Franzi Florack (Cambridge), Hilary Smith (Bristol), Michael Costello (Cambridge School of Art), Taylor Lockhart-Lang (St Andrew), Oliver Lee (UCA), Holly Wells (Bristol), Chris Nunn (London South Bank)
Since its inception, the NSFA has built many partnerships, working with the Screentest festival, the International Student Film Organisation, the BFI and many UK universities to help support and promote filmmakers studying in Further and Higher Education. From 2018, the NSFA will partner with the Filmmakers' Network, to create an inclusive online platform to assist students looking to network within the film industry.