LFA Pioneers Award - Scholarship for an emerging female filmmaker!
4 September 2018

LFA Pioneers Award - Scholarship for an emerging female filmmaker

The Award gives a half-funded place worth £11,500 on the LFA’s 12-month practical Filmmaking Diploma. The half-funded scholarship is to help a promising filmmaker who might otherwise, due to financial constraints, not be able to access training. 

Our last scholarship was awarded to Jumaan Short, who started in May 2018:

“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. People always say that this business is about who you know, luck and hard work, but not everyone, even when they’re talented, passionate and hard-working has that ‘luck’ or knows those people. 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. It nurtures talent and encourages people to contribute to society instead of disappearing into the shadows to its and their detriment. We’re only a few months in and yet I’ve already been pushed and challenged and I’m gaining more and more confidence in my abilities. The quality of teaching is superb and I feel there is a lot of support and encouragement not only from the tutors but all the staff. I do feel very fortunate to be a part of this school and to receive the help and mentoring that I’ve so longed for. I would like to go on to direct and write screenplays and open doors for others too, just as this scholarship has for me.”


Our Admissions team will be happy to answer any questions you might about the Award: / +44 (0) 20 7386 7711

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