Lea Schönfelder grew up in a household where games were not thought particularly well of so it wasn’t until she was studying illustration and animation at Kassel University that she first got a taste of a gaming lifestyle. Inspired by her brother’s work in Russia working with homeless children, Lea recalls making a hand drawn game about where pencilled images cut out and scanned in which was the beginning of her passion for games design.
BAFTA Breakthrough showcases and supports the next generation of creative talent in film, games and television in the UK, China, India and the US.
Breakthrough identifies the most exciting new talent coming up in the film, games and television industries and gives them access to unique career development and mentoring opportunities. BAFTA gives talented individuals bespoke support at their critical ‘breakthrough’ career moment, enabling them to build on their success and ensuring their continued development in their chosen field.