A record 250 applications were received for the latest round of the JBAs, and the 12 recipients for 2016 are listed below. Each awardee will receive a grant of up to £5,000 to support the next steps of their careers, alongside professional support and talent development.
In recognition of our continued success and the ongoing need for support amongst the industry’s emerging talent, The CTBF will now offer the JBAs twice per year, with the first additional round to close for submissions on 31 January 2017.
Shan studied Film & TV Production at University of Westminster before moving into branded content and television production. He has created content for clients such as Vodafone, Citibank and O2, and shot factual television shows such as the BAFTA nominated Paul O’Grady: For The Love of Dogs, The Wishing Tree, and Ian Brady: 50 Years Behind Bars. He produced the short film STUTTERER, which won the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, the UK Film Critics Circle Award and the Irish Film & Television Award. He is particularly interested in themes of social mobility, masculinity and mental health issues, and is currently writing a feature script and developing a series of connected shorts, and his JBA provides support towards developing his slate.