Submissions will open on September 3 for the second Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowship, a scholarship providing full tuition for a student to attend the American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory.
The Conservatory’s two-year program offers a Master of Fine Arts degree in one of six disciplines: cinematography, directing, editing, producing, production design and screenwriting.
Funded by screen industry veteran and philanthropist Greg Basser and his wife Kiera O’Neill, the Fellowship will cover tuition plus a stipend toward living expenses. Applicants can enter the AFI Conservatory in one of the six disciplines offered.
The inaugural scholarship was awarded to cinematographer Meg White. White, who is entering her first year of study at the AFI Conservatory says: “I look forward to beginning my studies at the AFI Conservatory and will endeavor to make the most of the relationships, exposure, access and work prospects the Fellowship and AFI will provide.”