LFA Pioneers Award

  • Course
  • 100% tuition fee
  • 21 March 2019
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The academy offers a free to apply, full scholarship (£23,000) each year to an emerging, female filmmaker, called the LFA Pioneers Award. The award was created to help a promising filmmaker who might otherwise, due to financial constraints, not be able to access training.  The scholarship goes towards out one-year practical filmmaking diploma.

At a glance, this diploma is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding across all filmmaking disciplines and a strong repertoire of industry-relevant skills. Our comprehensive approach provides hands-on training across six key filmmaking disciplines, enabling students to discover where your strengths lie and ensuring they leave with a wealth of skills and practical knowledge.


To be considered for the full scholarship, please create an application via ‚ÄėMy LFA‚Äô on¬†our website,¬†then by send the following materials (as an email attachment or via a site that can support large file transfer to¬†admissions@londonfilmacademy.com):

  1. A written statement about the kind of stories you want to tell 1,000-1,500 words (approximately 2 pages, PDF format)
  2. A written statement explaining why you need the scholarship (maximum 1 page, PDF Format, titled PIONEERS AWARD STATEMENT)
  3. Visual material ‚Äď a web link to a moving image piece/film that you have created (can be shot on a mobile phone) that expresses YOUR VOICE
  4. A university degree or equivalent, or relevant work experience.
  5. Two references
  6. Your current CV (PDF format)
  7. A copy of your passport/national identity (EU & UK applicants), or driving license (UK applicants only)

If your application is successful, you will be invited to interview in person at the LFA. Interviews are scheduled on 28 March ‚Äď 1 April 2019. (NB. Interview will require a deposit of ¬£50, refundable on timely attendance at the interview). The successful applicant will be informed by¬†2 April 2019.¬†Only one place will be awarded¬†at the LFA‚Äôs discretion and decided by selection committee. We look forward to receiving the above listed materials no later than¬†21 March 2019 at 9am.

Should you have any questions at all, please contact our Admissions team on +44 (0) 20 7386 7711, Skype: admissions.londonfilmacademy or email: admissions@londonfilmacademy.com


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_We are ensuring that we create opportunities for talented women who have the commitment to pursue a career in filmmaking. We urge talented women of any age to enter for this ‚Äėone of a kind‚Äô opportunity.¬†¬†_


To be considered for the full scholarship, please create an application via ‚ÄėMy LFA‚Äô on¬†our website

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