Celebrating student films on the silver screen

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) and the Bournemouth Film School (BFS) are working jointly with Crowdfunder to help graduate film and documentary makers crowdfund for additional money. This will be added on top of the £1,200 grants that they already receive from the University.

To up the stakes and raise the bar for each of the crowdfunding projects involved, there will be an additional £500 pledge available for just one project - selected by an expert panel of judges.

Live projects

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In a Sentimental Mood Dorset

Support In a Sentimental Mood, a short film set in a mysterious cinema where reality and surreality coexist.

Successfully overfunded


  • 200 supporters
  • £8.6k raised
  • 28 days
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Zebra Dorset

A Political / Psychological Thriller about a man's moral integrity when his intimate life is being used against him with intent to blackmail

Successfully overfunded


  • 151 supporters
  • £7.2k raised
  • 28 days
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Whisper In The Breeze Dorset

A poetical fantasy-drama following a quirky ghost's journey to the next life, inspired by Eastern philosophy, explored in a Western setting.

Successfully overfunded


  • 87 supporters
  • £6.6k raised
  • 28 days
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BLANKET / a short film Dorset

A psychological thriller, dealing with motherhood and morality shown through a woman's journey with her baby on an unsettling path.

Successfully overfunded


  • 141 supporters
  • £6.2k raised
  • 28 days
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Strong Men Do Lie Dorset

A short surreal comedy about the chaos surrounding masculinity and consumerism.

Successfully overfunded


  • 119 supporters
  • £5.5k raised
  • 28 days
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Butterflies Dorset

An older female artist looks to find a new lease of life, in an attempt to overcome her agoraphobia.

Successfully overfunded


  • 91 supporters
  • £5.4k raised
  • 28 days
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Jane Dorset

Welcome to Jane! Our short film explores the world of sexual assault that lies within the fashion industry of the 1970s.

Successfully overfunded


  • 211 supporters
  • £5.3k raised
  • 28 days
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Portsdown Park Dorset

A social realist film following a young girl in search of belonging, safety and a future.

Successfully overfunded


  • 108 supporters
  • £3.7k raised
  • 28 days
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Crossword - Short film Dorset

On board a train, we follow a crossword on its journey up the country. Being filled out by various people from different backgrounds.


  • 54 supporters
  • £2.2k raised
  • 28 days
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Isle of Muck - Population: 38 Inverness

A cinematic observational portrait on community living, set against the backdrop of Scotland's least most populated island: Muck.

Successfully overfunded


  • 48 supporters
  • £1.8k raised
  • 28 days
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Nettie Dorset

A 10 minute documentary about an eccentric singing queen

Successfully funded


  • 28 supporters
  • £1.6k raised
  • 28 days
2016

Last year's campaign was a great success, with 14 excellent quality student films raising funds towards their ideas. We're looking forward to more this year!

2016 projects

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Crimson Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Our aim is to bring our ambitious pirate film to life. Crimson is a unique film set in 18th century China, about female pirates.

Successfully overfunded


  • 222 supporters
  • £6.3k raised
  • 28 days
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Jimmy Dorset

A short film telling the true story of a Jamaican soldier in the British army, set against the backdrop of the Troubles.

Successfully funded


  • 79 supporters
  • £5.2k raised
  • 28 days
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Short Film 'Traces' by Diogo Lopes Dorset

A Romantic Detective Drama. A failed private detective, helps an abandoned teenager find her missing mother, while dreading their separation

Successfully overfunded


  • 115 supporters
  • £4.6k raised
  • 28 days
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Missed Conceptions Dorset

Inspired by a true story. A lesbian couple in 1990's London get creative trying to conceive a child of their own.

Successfully overfunded


  • 86 supporters
  • £4.2k raised
  • 28 days

Arts University Bournemouth Bournemouth Film School

With a history spanning over 50 years, Bournemouth Film School (BFS) sits at the heart of Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), setting the standard for turning creativity into careers.