Jordan Antonowicz-Behnan, 26, from Hastings, East Sussex, is awarded the BAFTA Reuben Scholarship of £5000 towards an MA in Animation at the Royal College of Art. Jordan is mentored by Kristian Andrews.
I'm uplifted that BAFTA has chosen me, it gives me a strong sense of confidence
Jordan has recently been collaborating with independent production-companies in Barcelona, Spain, working on social documentaries, publishing the films on newspaper platforms such as El País. Before making documentaries, Behnan graduated at Middlesex University, London in BA Animation. His graduation film, Boiled Up, went on to be screened internationally at Holland Animation Film Festival and won the AMN High Risk award for the final year MDX Animation project with the most risk-taking elements. Behnan is now studying MA Animation at the Royal College of Art, London.
Jordan said: “I am honoured that BAFTA has invested in me and my craft. Being supported by one parent has its financial limitations, this generous BAFTA scholarship has put me into a better position for my studies and future. Now I can devote my time into my MA, not worrying about financial stresses, and neither trying to make my education affordable. I'm uplifted that BAFTA has chosen me, it gives me a strong sense of confidence in myself and my work. Having the opportunity to be given a BAFTA mentor will be greatly important in developing my skills and establishing myself as a filmmaker. I am super excited to meet my mentor and to start my first-term at The Royal College of Art, taking my medium in animation into new heights!”