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Art Scholarship Bursaries for Undergraduates and Postgraduate

Future filmmakers at London Film School

London Film School (LFS) is the oldest film school in the UK, for more than 65 years, it has been the place for emerging creative talent to hone their craft, find their voice and engage directly with the vibrant UK screen industries

Man previewing film camera
Photo credit: DP Miguel Montoya, film: 'Bastard' by Daniel Guliyev, a semi-finalist in Student Academy Awards 2020.

The School is celebrated for its commitment to film, innovation and creative freedom and its reputation for teaching excellence and practical learning. It offers four full-time MA programmes, a PhD Film by Practice, and a full calendar of short courses. In 2022, LFS was awarded World-Leading Specialist Provider status by the Office for Students. LFS welcomes a student cohort from every corner of the globe. The School has always been a cultural hub where fresh voices, experiences and perspectives rub shoulders with tradition and history. A global network, once built, lasts a professional lifetime.
The School is committed to collaborative practice-based learning and produces over 180 films every year, creating a dynamic and intensive film environment. LFS nurture and respect the imagination of students, allowing them to experiment, challenge conventions and explore new modes of storytelling, and to find new ways to connect with audiences. 
LFS is a non-profit educational charity with Greg Dyke as its Chairman of the Board and Chris Auty as Director and CEO.
The Leverhulme Arts Scholarship has awarded LFS a grant to fund two places; one for our MA Filmmaking and one for our MA Screenwriting degrees.
The Scholarships are designed for talented applicants who have the right to reside in the UK and have an unconditional offer for either our MA Filmmaking or MA Screenwriting courses. It is essential that talent has access to education, and it is important to widen participation for the current generation of talented students so that they can participate and benefit from the School’s culture and its full learning programme.
Some of the LFS Leverhulme scholars describe what difference it made to them:

  • Comfort Akintaro, Student: The scholarship has helped me to hone my craft and to kickstart my career as a writer and a director. My dream of working in the film industry, which at one point felt very alien and at times even unattainable, is now something that excites me and is something that I am confident I can do.
  • Miguel Magalhães, Graduate: The opportunity to study at one of the best film schools, and move to London, the heart of Film and Television production in Europe, was only possible thanks to the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship.
  • Fergus Burnand, Graduate: The Leverhulme Scholarship is a rare gift and absolutely worth applying for. I have benefitted hugely from it. Indirectly and directly, it has given me the freedom and confidence to continue making the kind of work I want to make, which something I do not take for granted.
  • Joshua Willdigg, Graduate: The Leverhulme Scholarship gave me the space, time and education to take vital steps towards the dream I have pursued since I was a child.

Find out more at lfs.org.uk

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