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John Brabourne awards open for 2016 submissions

4 July 2016
JBA 2016 recipient, cinematographer Nathalie Pitters; writer Laurie Dora

Submissions are now open for the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) annual John Brabourne Awards (JBAs).

The JBAs will once again award grants of up to £5,000 to individuals who are talented and driven but who have faced hurdles in progressing their careers.

The CTBF is committed to supporting those behind the scenes in film and TV, and the JBAs will offer financial assistance and development support to up to 12 awardees.

Applications are welcomed from individuals with at least two years’ experience anywhere behind the scenes in film and/or TV, and should be made via the JBA website. The deadline for applications is Sunday 31 July 2016, with shortlisted candidates invited to interview in September.

Barry Jenkins, OBE, president of The CTBF, commented: “The John Brabourne Awards continue to grow from strength-to-strength, and are an incredible boon to the CTBF. However, each year we are reminded that so many talented individuals in our industry face hardships, whether it be ill-health, financial adversity or otherwise. Our industries remain uncertain and competitive, so we are committed to continuing the success of the JBAs to ensure we provide the opportunity to support those who need us most while shining light on our astounding existing and emerging talent.”

Pictured (l to r): Beth Ashmead-Latham; Kate Turner, producer and 2016 JBA recipient r


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