Women in the Screen Industries
2023 Scholarship Award – Women in the Screen Industries
In partnership with MTV Staying Alive Foundation
Recognising the importance of accessibility, diversity and inclusion within the screen industries, MetFilm School is pleased to announce the 2023 Voices That Matter Scholarship – Women in the Screen Industries, supported by MTV Staying Alive Foundation, (MTV SAF), an independent organisation housed by Viacom.
The Women in the Screen Industries scholarship is designed to support the next generation of female filmmakers, recognising the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion within the screen industry.
A recent skills audit of the UK Film Industry by the Work Foundation for the BFI found that the industry is severely lacking in female talent.
The scholarship only applies to MetFilm School degree courses, the BA and MA programmes in London, Berlin and Leeds. There are three scholarships available, in London, Leeds and Berlin. These do not currently include our ScreenSpace courses.
Viacom is one of the world’s largest multinational media companies who also own Paramount Pictures.
Full tuition fees of the accredited course are covered for the duration of the course. This does not include costs towards accommodation, expenses or additional mentoring and coaching.
Applicants need to submit the Scholarship application form and the course application form at the same time. Those applying separately will not be considered for an interview.
Courses eligible for the ‘Women in the Screen Industries – Voices That Matter Scholarship’ include:
- BA Practical Filmmaking (2 and 3 Years) in London and Berlin
- BA Screen Acting in London and Berlin
- MA Cinematography in London, Berlin, and Leeds
- MA Directing in London, Berlin, and Leeds
- MA Documentary and Factual in Berlin
- MA Film and Television Production in London
- MA Post Production in London
- MA Producing in London
- MA Screenwriting in London, Berlin, and Leeds
This is a discretionary award, and applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Applicants must be over 18 at the time they start their studies with us.
- Applicants must be female.
- Applicants must provide evidence of financial need.
- Applicants must provide examples of creative work that meet the criteria of the different awards.
- Applicants must have received an unconditional offer to receive their scholarship.
- Applicants must be able to support themselves during the duration of the courses they are studying. The Scholarship, if awarded, only covers tuition fees.
All information requested must be provided or applications will be rejected outright with no consideration. Please ensure that the application is clear and legible.
- A completed MetFilm School Application Form for the relevant course of study.
- A completed MetFilm School Scholarship Application Form.
- A letter of recommendation from persons who are not related to the applicant and who are familiar with the applicant’s commitment and achievements in film, TV or screen content.
- At least two examples of creative work. This can be in the form of a film, TV episode, short-form content, projects or scripts. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how they played a leading role in the project.
- Supporting documentation providing evidence of the students and parents/guardians financial status. Please note: if documentation is not in English, a certified translation must be supplied. This should include at a minimum:
- Last 3 months of payslips for all members of the household.
- Last 3 months of current account bank statements for all members of the household.
- Last 3 months statements of any savings or investment accounts for all members of the household.
- The last years tax return for all members of the household.
If the student classifies themselves as independent and does not believe their parent/guardian income should be taken into account, then they will need to provide evidence of this independence. The evidence you need to submit will depend on why you are applying as an independent student. If you fall into two categories – for example, you are married and you aren’t in contact with your parents – then you can send evidence of both to make sure your application is processed correctly.
- If you have been supporting yourself: photocopied bank statements or payslips, or documents that show you have been receiving benefits.
- If you are not in contact with your parents: a letter or signed form from a teacher or social worker.
- If you have been married or in a civil partnership: your marriage certificate, civil partnership certificate, a legal document showing you are divorced, or a confirmation from a solicitor of your marital status.
- If you are a parent: your child’s birth certificate, a photocopied Tax Credit Award Notification (TCAN) form, photocopied child benefit details or photocopied P60s.
- If you have no living parents: your parents’ death certificates.
- Last 3 months of payslips for the student.
- Applications for 2023 will open in December 2022.
- Deadline to submit applications: TBC.
- Decisions on the successful application will be announced in: TBC.
Please read these guidelines:
- If a section does not apply to you, please indicate that it is not applicable (N/A).
- If an application is incomplete, you will not be eligible for consideration.
- The decision of MetFilm School is final and we cannot, regrettably, participate in any individual correspondence with applicants before or after that decision.
- All scholarships are considered on a rolling basis.
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