Bournemouth Film School (BFS) are pleased to announce that Animation graduate production, Liv has won at the RTS Regional Student Awards.

The 2017 graduate Animation Liv follows the character Liv, who is terminally ill and decides to go back to her roots to live out the rest of her life in the wild. The film has been screened at a number of international festivals. Liv was written and directed by Animation graduate Sunniva Fluge Hole.


In addition to this well-deserved win, BA (Hons) Animation Production and BA (Hons) Film Production both had three other films nominated: Vida under the Animation category, Care Free in the Comedy and Entertainment category, and Missed Conceptions in the Drama category. Students work on the graduate films during their final year of study.


Vida, the second Animation to be nominated follows the experiences of a young girl, Vida, during the second world war. The animation was written and directed by alumna Andrea Popovic. The story is based on the real life experiences of Andrea’s grandmother.


Care Free was written and directed by Film Production alumnus, Ben Steel, and produced by alumna, Jess Bickford. The plot follows the life of live-in carer, Kiera, as she learns that the elderly couple she cares for have killed and disposed of carers who have dissatisfied them. Despite having built a good relationship with the clients, Kiera discovers too much for her own good which can only mean that she is next.


Missed Conceptions, written and directed by BA (Hons) Film Production alumna, Ruby Parker-Harbord, and produced by alumnus, Lewis Bayley, is inspired by a true story. Set in 1990’s London, the story explores a lesbian couple’s struggle to conceive a child of their own. The film addresses the fundamentals of all relationships as well as highlighting an issue that has gone, for the most part, untold. The producers wanted to develop their experience for the medium of film, and bring light to this inspiring and uplifting story. The film has already reached audiences at short film festivals both in the UK and internationally, and it was recently screened at the BAFTA Affiliated 2018 London Short Film Festival (LSFF).

Speaking about his film, Producer of Missed Conceptions, Lewis Bayley said:

“We’re excited to be nominated at this years RTS Awards. It’s great to see that a university project has gone on to have a life outside the course and university. It’s even more rewarding considering that we were all so inspired and passionate about bringing this story to life.”

The RTS Awards ceremony took place on the 23rd February at the Winchester Guildhall, students that worked on nominated films and staff from BFS attended the event. Last year three BFS films won RTS awards.

You can read more about the Animation nominations here.

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