John Brabourne Awards

Eligibility & Dates

Eligibility criteria for The John Brabourne Awards.

To apply for a JBA, you must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • You possess the talent required to succeed within your chosen field
  • You are in genuine need of financial assistance and our support will help you to overcome career hurdles in your personal and/or professional lives
  • You are committed and driven to progress your career
  • You have worked for a minimum of two years in the Film and/or TV industries (including aspects of online/digital broadcast). However, your experience does not have to be continuous and can be accumulative. Please note that your experience cannot include front of camera performance or presentation
  • Your career focus should be primarily based within UK Film and/or TV at the time of applying

You can read the full guidelines here

The important dates

We run two JBA rounds per year with deadlines of 31 January and 31 July.

Applications are open for the Summer 2019 round, with a deadline for applications of 31 July 2019. You can apply online at

If you’re invited for interview, it will take place at our head office in London. You will be able to claim travel expenses for the interview.