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.

2018 projects

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NURSE Dorset

A short fictional film that follows a young A&E nurse pushed to the edge as she tries to save a patient's life.

Successfully overfunded

  • 171 supporters
  • £9k raised
  • 30 days
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A Christmas Cracker Dorset

Welcome to A Christmas Cracker! A dark comedic short, that explores one woman's fight for independence against the corporate retail pipeline

Successfully funded

  • 132 supporters
  • £6.5k raised
  • 30 days
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See No Evil Dorset

Belfast, 1978, during the height of The Troubles, a young man, an outsider, must choose between his family or his freedom.

  • 142 supporters
  • £6.1k raised
  • 30 days
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Sealskin // Short Film Dorset

A magical realist drama inspired by Celtic Selkie folklore, where a young girl must choose between her ambitions or her mother's freedom.

Successfully overfunded

  • 146 supporters
  • £6k raised
  • 30 days
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Skint | Short Film 2019 Dorset

Skint is an unrelenting portrait on the consequences of debt, as a debt collector finds himself falling victim to the system he works for.

Successfully overfunded

  • 79 supporters
  • £5.3k raised
  • 30 days
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Rosie Dorset

A realist drama about a social worker who struggles against crushing bureaucracy to help a troubled little girl find a new home.

Successfully overfunded

  • 125 supporters
  • £5.2k raised
  • 30 days
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To My Beloved Sister Dorset

Our film aims to bring us back to a time in our childhoods where our overactive imaginations takes over, this film is the bump in the night.

  • 72 supporters
  • £4.7k raised
  • 30 days
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I Don't Know, Something Creative Dorset

I Don't Know, Something Creative is about embracing uncertainty and taking a leap into young adult life.

Successfully overfunded

  • 56 supporters
  • £4.7k raised
  • 30 days
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The Vacuum | Short Film Dorset

The Vacuum is an absurdist tragicomedy film concerning the struggle for power in a relationship after the arrival of an old vacuum.

  • 70 supporters
  • £4.4k raised
  • 30 days
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Differences Aside Dorset

Set in the midst of the UK's AIDS crisis, a young lesbian finds herself caring for a dying adversary when everybody else has abandoned him.

  • 118 supporters
  • £3.9k raised
  • 30 days
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DIADROMES (meaning “routes” in Greek) is a poetic documentary on the significance of community in modern-day Athens.

Successfully overfunded

  • 65 supporters
  • £2.9k raised
  • 30 days
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Ascending Ballard Down Dorset

A short film that will use the work of British painter Paul Nash as a guide to discovering the contemporary landscape of Swanage, Dorset.

Successfully overfunded

  • 42 supporters
  • £2.2k raised
  • 30 days
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Banditen Greater London

To observe Jerzy's last journey to Germany that will portray the impact of his storytelling on himself and the German youth.

  • 36 supporters
  • £2.1k raised
  • 30 days

Crowdfunding is helping students to find an audience for their films and the finance to match their ambition. We are looking forward to another exceptional year!

2017 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

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

Bournemouth Film School 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.