Trevor Jones Scholarship
On 20 October 2005 the National Film and Video Foundation, NFTS and Trevor Jones held talks on establishing a special scholarship (Trevor Jones Scholarship) designed to help talented young South African filmmakers study in the UK at the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
The National Film and Television School is one of the UK's most prestigious institutions for postgraduate education in film & television. The NFTS provides purpose-built film studios and a separate large television studio and facilities.
The film and television stages, animation and production design studios, edit suites, sound post-production facilities, music recording studio and dubbing theatre are all furnished with new generation digital equipment equivalent to that used at the highest level in today's film and television industry. Students learn from some of the UK's most accomplished film and television programme makers and the high tutor to student ratio allows teaching to be very specific to individual students' needs.
The tutors at NFTS are leaders in the industry - teachers like Stephen Frears (The Queen) in Fiction Direction, Brian Tufano (Trainspotting) in Cinematography, the Television Department's David G Croft (Live Aid, Shooting Stars, Top of the Pops) and Nik Powell, the director at NFTS, and a producer himself (Calendar Girls, Little Voice, The Crying Game).
The NFVF in collaboration with the NFTS, and world acclaimed South African born screen composer Trevor Jones (Last of the Mohicans, Cliffhanger, In the Name of the Father, Brassed Off, Notting Hill, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Around the World in 80 Days) will equally contribute funds for the Trevor Jones scholarship for South Africans who are successfully accepted for their Masters Degree in Film Studies at the NFTS. The Trevor Jones Scholarship is offered every two years.
South African students can apply for enrollment at the NFTS by clicking here.
Learn more about the NFTS.