Mengmeng Gao, 30, from Guangzhou, China, has been awarded £5,000 to support her MA in Directing and Producing Television Entertainment at NFTS. Mengmeng is being mentored by Ruth Wrigley.
This not only opens a door for me, but also builds a solid and valuable bridge towards the development of my professional vision
She previously majored in Film Directing at the Arts College of Jinan University in China.
Mengmeng said: "Being one of the student representatives chosen by BAFTA is an affirmation of my professional ability and, more significantly, is a great honour! This is a dream opportunity for many scholars and practitioners primarily because of the opportunities BAFTA presents to its award winners. Having access to BAFTA’s unique resources and coveted opportunities is something I am incredibly grateful for. I am particularly looking forward to the opportunities BAFTA provides to meet and learn from producers and professional teams at the very top of the global television entertainment industry. This not only opens a door for me, but also builds a solid and valuable bridge towards the development of my professional vision. I look forward to seeing where this incredible opportunity will take me."