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UNLOCK

YOUR

POTENTIAL

ROUND 3

CLOSED

* £5,000 Cash Award

* Access to Kit

* Private Screening

Alumni Fund Round 3 

Deadline 29th November 2023

at 23.59 GMT

Film
Festival
Success

We're thrilled to announce that our first slate of films at BFS Funding Futures have recieved official selections and nominations at prestigious BAFTA & BIFA qualifying film festivals across the country. 

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Primetime  team up with BFS  

Funding Futures, with PRIMETIME,
have created the Empower Film Fund with Jodie Whittaker to lead in the short film and the provision of £10K production funding. The fund will focus on championing Female and Non-Binary filmmakers. 

Benefits

Welcome to Funding Futures

Bournemouth Film School (BFS) at Arts University Bournemouth is proudly establishing a unique funding arm to its vast range of activities. We are creating a platform of rolling funding schemes for filmmakers, creatives, artists and innovators that reflect the range of disciplines at the heart of BFS.
 

  • Film Production

  • Animation Production

  • Visual Effects (VFX) for Film & Television  

  • Performance Design & Film Costume

  • Costume

  • Make-up for Media & Performance

  • Acting

  • Dance

  • Creative Writing

 

Our first fund has been created specifically for our Alumni, with plans to launch a series of new funds open to regional, national and global applicants.

 

If you are interested in receiving alerts to the latest funding opportunities, you can subscribe here:

Funding Alerts

Thanks for submitting!

WATCH OUR TRAILER NOW

Funding Futures trailer from our first slate of films including Chickenshit (Ellie Rogers), Realness with a Twist (Cass Virdee) and Mother of Mine (Jesse Lewis-Reece).

ALUMNI FUND

PAST WINNERS

"You represent the future..."

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Director of BFS

Jonathan Carr

Director of Bournemouth Film School, Jonathan Carr, says 'Our BFS Funding Futures scheme is unique to the HE environment. It is our response to the dwindling opportunities for seed and production funding in the creative industries. 

 

'We at BFS are passionate about promoting collaboration, innovation and progressive change. Funding Futures represents our ethos, and the cross-disciplinary nature of our unique range of programmes. 

 

'Funding Futures also aims to reflect the social and technological changes we are seeing in the film industry that are sparking new creative challenges and opportunities and revolutionising the ways in which we work. You represent this future, and we look forward to working with you on your projects, and on the development of this scheme over the coming years.'

Founder & Fund Manager, Will Shutt adds 'I am delighted with the foresight and support of Jonathan & BFS to get behind this initiative. Being fortunate to have received numerous funding opportunities, I know first-hand the integral impact that schemes such as Funding Futures can have on the development of people and careers. 

'BFS & AUB are uniquely placed with its vibrant community, second-to-none facilities and its reputational influence, all of which will contribute significantly to everything we are creating at Funding Futures. I'm thrilled to be part of your journey and see what you create.'

 

 

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BFS Fund Manager

Will Shutt

Contact

Contact 

Application Support & General Enquiries 

If you would like to discuss your project before submitting please contact the Fund Manager. 

BFS Fund Manager

Will Shutt
Email: wshutt@aub.ac.uk

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Application Submissions

Please submit all applications to the contact below. Ensure you have read the guidlines and T&Cs before submitting.

Funding Alerts

Thanks for submitting!

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