Trevor Jones Scholarship


At a dinner hosted by producer Anant Singh of Videovision Entertainment

(“Yesterday”, “Mr Bones”)in Durban on 22 June, the Trevor Jones Scholarship,

which will see a South African student awarded a bursary to study at the UK’s

National Film & Television School, was announced.

Jones is the world-renowned composer of scores for films such as “Last of the

Mohicans” and “Mississippi Burning”. Born in South Africa, Jones is based in

the UK and is chair of the National Film & Television School.

Said Jones: “I was fortunate enough to have received bursaries from age 13 and

know how a bursary can change one’s life. The bursaries took me from my humble

beginnings to work with the best in the world of filmmaking. For this reason I

want to put back into the pot that was given to me. I see a vision of South

African filmmaking on a par with the best in the world and want to play a part

in the development of the industry’s growth.”

Each year a South African student will receive a bursary to study in any

aspect of filmmaking at the UK school over a two-year period. The student will

receive tuition fees, living expenses and two return trips home. The

scholarship is co-ordinated by the National Film and Video Foundation of South

Africa (NFVF).

Jones referred to Singh as “inspirational” and “one of the most exciting

people in filmmaking in the world”.

The Videovsion Entertainment dinner was attended by visiting filmmakers of the

Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), including Danny Schechter (“In Debt

We Trust – America Before the Bubble Bursts”), Nina Davenport (“Operation

Filmmaker”), and Darrell James Roodt (“Meisie”, “Yesterday”).

Apart from honouring Jones, Singh paid tribute to Peter and Monica Rorvik and

Nashen Moodley, the organisers of the DIFF.


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