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28 January 2019

LFA Award for Emerging Female Filmmaker Open for Applications

The London Film Academy’s (LFA) Pioneer Award gives a fully-funded place worth £23,000 on the Academy’s 12-month practical Filmmaking Diploma, to help a promising female filmmaker who might otherwise, due to financial constraints, not be able to access training.

Jumaan Short, who was the inaugural recipient of the Award and started her course at the LFA in May 2018, said: “Attending the LFA has been an incredible experience because, for the first time, I’ve been given access to learning the many aspects of film, from skilled professionals that I would otherwise not have had the chance to have… Scholarships such as the Pioneer’s Award give a chance to people who haven’t had anybody say ‘yes’ before, and who don’t have the funds or the means. It enables people who have a variety of stories from different backgrounds to tell those stories. It helps make the film world more inclusive, interesting and diverse.”

Further details about the Award and how to apply can be found here.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 21 March.