Chanitra Limpiroj, aged 26 from Warrington in Cheshire, will receive £5,000 to study a Diploma in Sound for Film and Television at the National Film and Television School (NFTS). Chanitra is being mentored by Adrian Bell.
I feel so honoured to have been offered such a life-changing opportunity from BAFTA
Chanitra’s ear for sound was fine-tuned from a young age by learning various musical instruments. She went on to complete her BSc in Music Technology and MSc in Sound Design at Leeds Beckett University, graduating in 2013 and 2015 respectively. It was while studying in Leeds that she discovered her interest for film sound through working on a number of projects with the Northern Film School.
Since graduating, she has been freelancing as a sound recordist on numerous projects, including adverts, promotional videos, interviews and short films, while working in her family’s restaurant.
Chanitra says: “I feel so honoured to have been offered such a life-changing opportunity from BAFTA. This scholarship will not only help fund my studies, but will also provide me with heaps of invaluable benefits, such as having a BAFTA mentor and invitations to BAFTA events and masterclasses, which I feel will give me a significant push towards my dream career as a sound recordist.”