About NFM Academy

NFM Academy a new initiative supported by Creative Skillset, aims to increase the North East’s TV and film crew base training those new to the industry and offering the opportunity to those already working in the industry to step up into new roles. We work with productions to identify suitable trainees and aim to take the pain out of the paperwork.

Northern Film & Media

Northern Film & Media is the creative agency for the North East of England. We nurture talent, support media businesses and drive commercial film and television production within the region.

Since our launch in 2002, NFM has leveraged nearly £100m of investment in the North East creative industries and backed more than 700 projects and companies. We work with a range of partners including Creative England, Creative Skillset, BALTIC, BFI, Creative England, Film4, the BBC, Arts Council England and Channel 4 to deliver our slate of projects, events and talent development initiatives. 

Creative Skillset

Creative Skillset 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. 

As the industry skills body for the Creative Industries, Creative Skillset work across film, television, radio, fashion, animation, games, visual effects, textiles, publishing,advertising, marketing communications and performing arts.

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

European Development Fund

Northern Film & Media is funded by the ERDF Competitiveness Programme 2007-13. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region.