17 April 2019

London Film Academy is delighted to announce the recipient of this year’s LFA Pioneers Award is Beatrix Blaise. 

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

Beatrix is an emerging artist and filmmaker based in London, who has created several music videos, worked on art installations and short films. She is also editor at Girls in Film. On accepting the LFA Pioneers Award, Beatrix said “There are so many great, aspiring women filmmakers out there so it's a real privilege to receive the LFA Pioneer Award. When I think of attending the London Film Academy, I see it as a fantastical place where I can learn to be the kind of writer and director I would like to be. Decorated with secrets, history and characters - I look forward to this chapter of my movie career.” 

Gillian Humphreys OBE, Founder of Concordia Foundation and Peter J. David, co-Sponsors of this year's LFA Pioneer Award for a second time: “It gives us great pleasure that after a wonderful association between the Concordia Foundation and London Film Academy we are able to pledge support for the LFA Pioneers Award for a promising female filmmaker. We are hugely excited about supporting this important initiative by LFA and look forward to the development of this joint vision.” 

We will be sharing Beatrix’s journey at London Film Academy over the forthcoming months, so please follow us at @london_film_academy

To see more of Beatrix's work, visit her personal website