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21 September 2017

Beeban Kidron Founding Patron of LFA Scholarship for Emerging Female Filmmaker

The London Film Academy (LFA) has announced that it will launch a new scholarship worth £23,000 for an emerging female filmmaker.

The LFA Pioneers Award will be for a candidate who might not otherwise be able to access training and will provide a fully-funded place worth £23,000 on the Academy’s year-long Filmmaking Diploma course.

Director Beeban Kidron (pictured right) is the founding patron of the Award and in the first year will donate 50% of the course costs. The LFA will contribute the other 50%.

Winner of the 2010 WFTV Awards Creative Originality Award, Kidron said: “To lead a creative life you need fierce determination, some talent and a few lucky breaks. It is my hope that this LFA Pioneers Award will be a lucky break for a determined woman of talent.”

The LFA – which is the UK’s only female-led and -founded film school – will continue the Scholarship into the future by maintaining 50% of the funding itself, and seek external funding for the other half.