Following its hugely successful first two years, the BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® sees the continuation, with the BFI and LFF’s Official Time Partner IWC Schaffhausen, of its Bursary Award to support exceptional new and emerging UK filmmakers. The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI is a £50,000 award to benefit an outstanding British writer, director, or writer/director whose first or second fiction feature film premieres at the BFI London Film Festival.
The IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award is awarded annually, forming a key part of the BFI London Film Festival’s commitment to UK film and those who drive its creative success.
British-based first or second time directors or writers of fiction feature films which are otherwise eligible and which are entered through open submissions or entered by a sales or distribution partner will have the opportunity to formally submit an application for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award after the film is invited to the Festival.
Further details on the 2018 IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award in association with the BFI will be live on this page from 15 March 2018.
Find out how to submit your film to the BFI London Film Festival by downloading the PDF below.
- IWC Schaffhausen are also the Official Time Partner of the BFI and BFI London Film Festival and headline sponsor of LUMINOUS. Find out more