Last Chance to Apply for the Black British Woman Cinematographer Scholarship, Supported by Netflix

26 April 2022: The Cinematography MA at The National Film and Television School (NFTS), directly feeds the screen industries, with NFTS graduates shooting 25% of all high-end TV made in the UK.

With the aim of increasing gender equality and representation behind the camera, Netflix and the NFTS recently announced the Black British Woman Cinematographer Scholarship Award to provide funding to support emerging Black women filmmakers.

The deadline to apply is now fast approaching, with Netflix entirely funding one recipient to study on the NFTS Cinematography MA, starting January 2023, including supporting their annual living expenses.

Upon completion, the NFTS and Netflix will work with the scholarship recipient to plan and support their next steps into the industry, putting them forward for work placements and employment opportunities on Netflix UK productions.

Director of UK Features at Netflix Fiona Lamptey said: “In a year where a woman has been nominated for only the first time in BAFTA's history as Best Cinematographer and only the second time in the Academy's, we're only at the very start of progress. There are still too few role models that can make black women believe they can become a DP. This NFTS scholarship opportunity is just one step on a larger journey towards inclusion but we hope the support opens the door for more black women to fulfil their dream of working behind the camera.”

Applications are open for the NFTS Cinematography MA until midnight on 5th May.
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If you are offered a place and are eligible, you will be invited to apply for the Black British Woman Cinematographer Scholarship Award.
To apply for the scholarship you must be a UK citizen.