Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Money for disadvantaged film makers

The John Brabourne Awards are a stepping stone for up and coming
talent driven to further their experiences and careers in all aspects
of film and television. The awards also seek to help those
disadvantaged in some way, either through lack of funds or set-backs
due to illness or accident.

The CTBF Awards provide cash sums of between £1,000 and £5,000 to
assist with training, rental of equipment, or the costs of travel,
rent, bills or childcare.

The Sponsored Awards offer new talent direct access to essential
industry experience, through paid work experience at leading companies
and/or access to training, equipment or materials, and in some cases a
mentor. Additionally the CTBF and UK Film Council are offering a
substantial cash prize of up to £10,000 to a talented individual to
achieve their goal in film. The award can be used for an education
programme, relevant scheme or a significant opportunity for work

Since the May 2007 launch of the awards the CTBF has been able to
secure substantial support from the film and television industry, with
companies such as Kodak, Arri Media, UK Film Council, Endemol UK and
Turner Classic Movies all contributing to the awards.

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