A PROMISING screenwriter has been awarded a £10,000 scholarship from The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

The grant for Aaron Diebelius, 22, of Cowdray Avenue, Colchester, means he will is a step closer to realising his dream as a successful writer for the big screen.

Aaron’s cash will go towards his studies for an MA in Screenwriting at the London Film School, one of the world's leading postgraduate film institutions.