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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the global recipients of its 2020/21 scholarships programme, supporting the study of film, games and television courses in the UK and US.


This year BAFTA has awarded 28 scholarships in total, 12 in the UK and a further 16 in the US.  In addition to financial aid totalling over £190,000 towards their annual course fees, the BAFTA Scholars will gain free access to BAFTA online events and resources as well as one-to-one mentoring from BAFTA award winners, nominees and members.


Nicholas Owoyemi from Brooklyn, New York, is studying an MFA in Cinema Arts—Digital Animation and Visual Effects at the Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College with financial support from the King Features Animation Scholarship. 


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After screening at TWO Oscar-qualifying film festivals in October: at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and the Hamptons International Film Festival, the 2019 Thesis Parachute is now available online at Short of the Week! 


Watch the film here:


Logline: Everything changes for 16-year-old Wendy when another Chinese “parachute kid” moves in with her host family.



Writer & Director Katherine Tolentino

Producer James Duarte

Cinematographer Claribel Tejeda

Editor Sara Cintrón-Schultz

Composer Leah Shaw

Key Grip Giovanni Alfonzetti