Screen and Film School Birmingham launch Graeme Keeton Bursary Competition
Screen and Film School Birmingham are delighted to launch the Graeme Keeton Bursary Competition, the winner of which will be receiving £500 towards their filmmaking projects at Screen and Film School.
Back in November our Birmingham College sponsored two awards at the Birmingham Film Festival 2020: Best Screenplay and Best First Time Filmmaker. In a generous act of kindness and community, Graeme Keeton, winner of the Best Screenplay award for his screenplay Crashing Down, pledged to donate his prize fund as a bursary for a future Screen and Film School Birmingham student. “I’ve been fortunate to still earn a living as a copywriter over the past year, and it’s more expensive to make a film than it is to write a screenplay,” Graeme told us in December. “I’d rather the money be used by a student making a film.”
Now, for the first time, Screen and Film School Birmingham are launching a competition to award the bursary to one of our 2021 applicants. Applicants will need to send in a script, short story, poem, or other written form on the theme of Identity to be in with a chance to win the prize.
“We are thrilled to announce the Graeme Keeton Bursary competition,” said Hannah Stevenson, College Principal for Screen and Film School Birmingham. “It’s a really exciting opportunity for our applicants to get their creative juices flowing and to test their screenwriting skills. I can’t wait to read the scripts when they come in. I’m expecting great things, and one talented individual will receive a prize worth £500.00 toward their studies.”
Don’t forget to sign up to our Virtual Open Evening on the 12th April, where special guest Graeme Keeton will be discussing this exciting opportunity with College Principal Hannah Stevenson!
The Graeme Keeton Bursary Competition
Terms & Conditions
- You must have accepted your place as an applicant to receive the bursary – and it will only be offered to someone who enrols with Screen and Film School Birmingham in September 2021
- You will only receive the £500 after completing Semester 1 of Year 1
- You must meet the entry requirements outlined in your offer
- This is a unique and exclusive bursary and will not impact your eligibility to apply for the Fair Access Fund or low-income bursary
Midnight on Tuesday 8th June 2021
All submissions should be sent to [email protected] by the 8th June 2021 to be in with a chance of winning the bursary.
The best of luck to all entrants!