Four of Britain’s brightest new filmmakers shortlisted for UK film’s biggest bursary
We are very proud to announce that LFA's own Filmmaking Diploma graduate, Joseph Adesunloye is in the running to win the prestigious £50,000 BFI bursary prize for his film, 'White Colour Black' about a young photographer working in the capital.
One of four films in a shortlist which includes filmmaker and actress, Alice Lowe's film 'Prevenge', the film will be screened at this year's BFI London Film Festival and the announcement of the winning film made at a gala dinner on October 4.
The prestigious IWC Filmmaker Bursary Award in Association with the BFI is presented in recognition of outstanding British talent and is designed to support a writer and/or director at the beginning of their career, bringing them the financial stability and time needed to develop their creativity and focus on future projects without the pressure of deadlines or the distraction of taking paid work – a precious and extremely rare opportunity for a filmmaker.
Read the recent Guardian article on the new era of black cinema here.
We wish Joseph every success and will be rooting for him on the night.