The National Film and Television School (NFTS) has this week announced the recipients of two scholarships provided in partnership with the UK Cinema Association. The Association became a ‘Key Partner Sponsor’ of the NFTS in 2016 and the scholarships are part of a variety of new initiatives further to embed exhibition practice within the School.

Scholarship recipients Yemi Daramola and Briony Tanner have been accepted onto the new Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition MA, which has been developed with support from the Association.

Reacting to the news, Yemi Daramola said:

“I am incredibly grateful to receive a scholarship from the Association for my studies at the NFTS. Without this, studying would have been quite challenging financially. I can’t wait to enrol onto the Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition MA and look forward to meeting my fellow students and being a part of such a prestigious institution.”

Briony Tanner added:

“I am hugely thankful to the Association for providing the funding for my master’s degree in Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition. Doing a master’s degree was always in my plans but able to do it the National Film and Television School is a dream come true. I am very excited about starting the course and looking forward to the opportunities that it will provide me with.”

Association Chief Executive Phil Clapp commented:

“We are delighted to welcome the announcement of the first recipients of the UK Cinema Association Scholarships. Every day, the UK cinema sector serves the broadest possible audience. Our support for Briony and Yemi – and more generally for the NFTS and its new Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition MA – reflects our desire to ensure that the pool of talent from which people come into and progress in our industry reflects that same diversity.”

The full NFTS press notice can be found here.