Yanling Wang, aged 24 from Shanghai, received £20,000 for tuition fees and a £7,000 bursary to study for the MA in Producing at the National Film and Television School (NFTS).
As a young filmmaker, it is really a great honour and encouragement.
Yanling graduated from the Shanghai Theatre Academy in 2016 with a BA in Film Directing. Her graduation film, Birthday, was nominated in the Macau International Film Festival, the Chinese College Students Short Film Contest, and the Chinese Dream Short Film Contest. Yanling worked as a freelance scriptwriter and producer before moving to the UK to take up her studies at NFTS.
Yanling says: “As a young filmmaker, it is really a great honour and encouragement. I am very grateful to BAFTA for giving me a good chance to be closer to my producer dream. BAFTA is a great platform for me to learn more about film industry and have more opportunities to meet more extraordinary filmmakers. With this honour, I will advance confidently in the direction of my dream.”
Yanling is being mentored by filmmaker and producer Steve Clark-Hall.