Young Filmmaker Bursary

A new bursary scheme for young filmmakers has been launched by Ealing Film Festival with the generous support of 
The McGrath Charitable Foundation and MetFilm School. 

The bursary is open to anyone aged between eighteen and twenty-five. 

One lucky person will receive a free place on a month-long course at the prestigious MetFilm School in Ealing. 

This course is an introduction to filmmaking that normally costs £2,400. We are able to make it available at no charge to the recipient thanks to the generous support of The McGrath Charitable Trust and MetFilm School. 

Please note that the recipient will be responsible for meeting all other costs, including travel and accommodation, if they do not live locally. 

Kevin McGrath says: 

“The Trust is delighted and proud to support the Ealing Film Festival with a bursary of a filmmaking course at the internationally renowned Met Film School, based in Ealing. 

“This bursary will give the recipient a significant step forward in the development of their career in the film industry. 

“We are delighted to provide support to young people with talent and drive to allow them to progress in their chosen vocation.” 

Ealing Film Festival was launched in 2020 in the middle of the pandemic and is now in its third year. It has attracted more than five hundred entries from emerging filmmakers throughout the world. 
The filmmaker chosen to receive the first bursary will be announced our film festival in December 2022. The completed film will then be screened at the following year’s festival. 
Peter Gould, one of the festival directors, says: “We started Ealing Film Festival because we wanted to shine a spotlight on new talent. There are some great new filmmakers out there, just waiting to be discovered. This bursary will help to find them and allow them to realise their potential.” 

The Application Process 

 Send us your reasons for applying for this bursary in a written submission of no more than five hundred words. You may support your application with a one-minute video.  

Send applications to: 

The Bursary covers the course fees (£2,400) for 2023.  

All other costs, including travel and accommodation, must be met by the recipient. 

Applications close 31/10/22 
The winner will be announced in December 2022 

Information about The McGrath Charitable Trust

Information about MetFilm School