In association with the Legacy Media Institute (LMI), bfm International Film Festival for the first time will offer one scholarship to a UK filmmaker. The opportunity will be based in Virginia, USA and commence in early 2010.

The Legacy Media Institute is a 501(c) 3 organization that was established by Tim and Dapne Reid out of their desire to create a legacy project that will advance the art of media production and cultivate independent artists who will make a positive impact on society. Legacy Media Institute is modeled after the initial vision of Robert Redford’s “Sundance Institute” which focuses on the support and enhancement of the creative talents of those who aspire to build a career in the media business. Legacy Media Institute, in collaboration with the community, regional universities, and local organizations, will present programs, seminars, and hands-on production opportunities for its participants. LMI will operate this innovative artist cultivation center on the campus of New Millennium Studios.

The Legacy Media Institute in partnership with bfm IFF are looking for motivated and talented up and coming filmmakers who want to move forward more significantly in their careers.

The six week scholarship is education focussed and would consist of the opportunity to attend workshops and seminars along with other participants from various colleges and universities in the US. The opportunity may be extended to incorporate production work on a documentary project. More

We are looking for applicants who are;
– passionate and creatively daring
– flexible
– able to show initiative
– able to cover a portion of their personal expenses

Application Method
Please send your resume, DVD copies of your work and a statement (no more than one page) stating how you would benefit from the scholarship and why you should be chosen for the attention of Nadia Denton to Suite 13, 5 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6DS or alternatively e-mail nadia(at)bfmmedia.com

Deadline for applications Monday 26th October 12pm 2009.

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