FSA UK Diversity Scholarship

The film industry is actively working towards creating more diversity amongst its crews and creators. Any films receiving funding from the BFI (British Film Institute) for example must follow diversity guidelines.


With this in mind, the Film Stills Academy would like to invite submissions for a scholarship place, valued at £900, on its upcoming Film Stills Photography course from talented photographers from diverse backgrounds and identities who are based in the UK.


The Film Stills Fast Track ten-week online course, teaches you all about on-set photography - where a photographer takes images of the action, and behind the scenes, on movie sets, which then get used for publicity.

The course runs 3-4 times a year and consists of 10 modules including how to get started, equipment, mindset, delivery, poster shoots, a Portfolio Review session, exciting guest speakers, and much more.

There will also be live Q&A sessions each week to answer all your questions, and build a supportive network with other participants.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about on-set photography, from Nicola Dove who has shot films such as No Time To Die, the most recent Bond film. Past students of the course are now shooting shorts, features or TV. It's a long road though, and takes patience and persistence, but if you love photography and cinema, and think you have what it takes, get in touch!

Please complete the form below for your information to be added to our list of scholarship candidates.

A shortlist of applicants will be selected and invited for an interview.

The successful applicant will receive a free place on the upcoming Film Stills Fast Track course. There will be no additional costs.

This scholarship is open to UK based photographers who are:

  • People of Colour
  • People who identify as LGBTQIA+

Applicants will need:

  • to own a computer
  • to own, or rent, a professional camera
  • reliable internet access
  • have ready knowledge of photography
  • be prepared to invest the time required to break into the industry.
  • be available for 1 x 2 hour online live sessions per week (for the length of the course)

Applicants will need to submit a website link to their work, and complete the form below.