Applications are now open for Bafta’s film, television and games scholarship to help fund university education for emerging creative talent. Each scholar receives up to £10,000, mentoring from Bafta members and free access to events around the UK.
Anyone studying a postgraduate course in film, television or games can apply, with entries closing on on Friday 12 June. People of any age can apply although the scholarship is only available to UK nationals studying an eligible postgraduate course for the academic year 2015-2016.
Three students will also each receive a scholarship supported by Warner Bros. The film company will fund their university fees and provide a funded work placement within the company as well as mentorship and access to industry masterclasses.
Previous Bafta scholarship recipients include director Daisy Jacobs, whose short film The Bigger Picture was nominated for an Oscar. She said the scholarship had enabled her to complete the final year of her course and continue work on her film.
In return for the funding and mentorships, scholars are asked to share their experiences online and help young people get into the industry as part of Bafta’s youth outreach programs.
Sara Putt, chair of Bafta’s learning and events committee said it was crucial to support promising talent and not let people “slip through the net”.
“We believe that talented individuals, whatever their background, should have the opportunity to succeed in our industries,” she said, adding that mentoring as well as financial support was crucial for helping emerging talent.
Applications for the Bafta scholarship are open now and close on Friday 12 June.