#SciComm for Social Impact
Hello ! My name is Kirsten. I’m a science communicator and filmmaker on a mission.
#SciComm for Social Impact is all about increasing public confidence, access and scientific literacy, by connecting people with the world of science. In pursuit of that, I am campaigning for a once in a lifetime Masters degree opportunity.
But I can’t do it without you – my village!
I have been offered a place in the Masters in Directing and Producing Science and Natural History program at the prestigious National Film and Television School in the UK.
Why this course? Well…
- The program is unrivalled, and the school was voted ‘Best in the World’
- Less than 3% of applicants are accepted
- 97% of big-budget films in the UK (2015-19) involved NFTS alumni
- The 2019 alumni all secured employment within two months of graduating
But I’m also humbled to find out:
This course has never had an Australian graduate !
However, there is a financial hurdle to overcome first.
I have applied for every scholarship, grant or award I can find, both in Australia and abroad. I’ve spoken to government, industry, philanthropists, and community members. Heck – I even applied for Australian Survivor and The Amazing Race haha.
The decision to crowdfund was a difficult one, but there is no way I can do this without your help.
To have received an offer is an incredible honour, but I now need to fight for our seat at that table.
Not just for me, but for our community, and for all who come after me.