13 April 2017

WFTV member Lizzie Oxby recipient of 2017 CTBF John Brabourne Award

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF), the UK charity for cinema, television and film, has announced the 11 recipients of the inaugural January round of the John Brabourne Awards (JBAs). Amongst those selected is filmmaker and WFTV member Lizzie Oxby (pictured).

250 applications were received for the now twice-yearly programme that supports individuals who are driven and talented, but who may have faced personal or professional hurdles to developing their careers. Successful applicants receive a grant of up to £5,000, alongside professional support and talent development from The CTBF.

Lizzie Oxby is an award-winning filmmaker and graduate of London’s Royal College of Art. She specialises in films which blend live action with animation and has a love of creative heightened, imaginative worlds. Lizzie’s films have been screened worldwide at festivals including BFI London Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand and Rotterdamn, and her work has been exhibited at major art institutes including The National Gallery, The ICA and The Royal Academy of Art. In 2015, Lizzie received support from Northern Film Media for her debut feature film project in partnership with Women in Film and TV and Creative Skillset funded by the BFI. Alongside lecturing at Central Saint Martins and working for clients including EMI, Channel 4 and The Barbican, Lizzie is currently developing her feature for production with the support of her JBA.

She said: “Little did I know that, on the night of the Referendum the skies would open, and bring a flash flood to my live-work studio – putting a pause on my feature film project I’d been writing and developing. I’m very grateful for the JBA, for helping me recover lost time and speedily putting me back on track with the project with their kind support.”

Find out more about the CTBF and their work here.