October 2018 News Update

BFS Funds Three Projects as part of a new NFTS initiative on Kickstarter

This summer, NFTS launched three Kickstarter projects to support students.  Kickstarter is the world's largest funding platform for creative projects whose stated mission is to "help bring creative projects to life".  Each project had to raise £10,000 by 30th September 2018.

 

 To support this worthwhile initiative and to show our appreciation to NFTS for the use of their auditorium and their facilities, BFS is funding each project with £500.  This has enabled each project to achieve the target of £10,000 as by the time we were approached they had already raised a significant amount. Cheques for £500 will be presented to each of three projects on the 20th October at the 10th Anniversary Celebration evening.

 

As Dr Jon Wardle, Director of NFTS  explains:

 

"We’ve teamed up with Kickstarter to create NFTS Platform! www.kickstarter.com/nfts showcasing and promoting selected extra-curricular NFTS projects that are distinct from the type of work made as part of the curriculum. It’d be great if you were able to support the projects by backing and/or sharing them!    The first three selected projects are: 

 

End-O - A comedy drama directed by Alice Seabright, whose recent film Sex Ed, made as part of the NFTS Diverse Directors workshop, has been selected for the London Film Festival and Encounters.    End-O seeks to raise awareness of Endometriosis, and to make you laugh whilst doing it.   End-O

 

Pigeons - A live action/animation hybrid commenting on Trump’s America, ‘fake news' and individualism, directed by animation student Nick Cinelli. Pigeons is about an inquisitive, bohemian pigeon living in a world oppressed by militant swans who ‘accidentally’ starts a cultural revolution. Rewards for backers include the opportunity to have yourself 'pigeonized' into a character in the film.   Pigeons

 

Dark Is Her Shadow - Written and directed by cinematography student Molly Manning-Walker Dark Is Her Shadow tells the story of a 16-year-old girl dealing with the emotional impact and lack of understanding support after having been raped. Based on a true story it questions why we ask “What were you wearing?” when we could be asking “Are you alright?”  Dark Is Her Shadow."