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BFS hosts Development workshops

BFS Funding Futures has provided bespoke development workshops, with coach Kate Maxwell, for the runner-ups of Round One of the Alumni Fund. 

Primetime  partner with BFS  


More news to follow.


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. But later in the year we will launch a series of new funds open to regional, national and global applicants.


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"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.'




BFS Fund Manager

Will Shutt



Application Support & General Enquiries 

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

BFS Fund Manager

Will Shutt

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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.

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