Previously funded students
One World Media has been supporting students to make media overseas since 2001. Many of the scheme's participants have gone on to have great success in the industry - scroll down to read a selection of success stories.
The Student Fund has supported over 80 students since 2001 and given them the opportunity to make media on a range of development issues. Click here to see an archive of all bursary films.
Until 2009 the fund focussed on student documentary film, but in recognition of the increasing cross-platform nature of today's media industry, One World Media has opened up the fund to proposals in all media types.
Click here to find out about the current status of the Student Fund.
Beginning in 2005, the scheme also supported film students from overseas. Working with film schools in India, Cuba and South Africa, it supported students to come to the UK for 1-2 months, and to make fascinating films that provided a unique viewpoint on British culture, and the links Britain has with the rest of the world.
Many of the films supported by the bursary scheme have gone on to win prestigious awards, and one has even been developed into a cinema documentary. See below for more.
Image from 'Just Like Mom', by Maria Eduarda Andrade (Goldsmiths, 2007). Her film went on to win a Royal Television Society Award
Sandhya Suri, National Film and Television Institute - supported in 2001
What was her film about? 'Safar' is a portrait of Sandhya's own father, who left India 37 years earlier to obtain experience and medical qualifications in England. He did, but lost his country and his roots forever.
What happened next? Sandhya's film was eventually developed into the feature-length documentary 'I for India', which was released in 2007 to widespread critical acclaim
What does she say? "The Bursary really boosted my budget. Having a short film was like having a calling card, but better - it was incredibly useful for getting the full film made."
Purnima Raghunath, Brunel University - supported in 2007
What was her film about? 'The City of Widows' uncovered a little-known segment of Indian society - the widows living in Vrindavan, a small pilgrim city in northern India, who have been deserted by their families.
What happened next? Purnima's film won the short film competition organised by the Satyajit Ray Foundation, which is for films that reflect upon the lives of people from South Asia. Read more here.
What does she say? "I wouldn't have made my film without the bursary and support provided by One World. The bursary not only provided monetary help but also professional advice from the consultants and also opportunities for networking."
Maria Eduarda Andrade, Goldmiths - supported in 2007
What was her film about? 'Just Like Mom' is a portrayal of three generations of single mothers in Brazil, and their experiences of destitution.
What happened next? Maria won the Royal Television Society award for the best factual film by a postgraduate - find out more here. The judges said it was "a raw, vivid film ... clearly a powerful bond of trust had been formed between the filmmaker and her damaged but dignified subjects."
What does she say? "What can I say about One World? It's such an important and valuable recognition of what young filmmakers can do."
Debanjan Bandyopadhyay, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, India - supported in 2007
What was his film about? 'Bridging My Home' centres on a Bengali musician who is based in London, and who collaborates with British musicians. The film explores how two cultures can unite through music.
What happened next? 'Bridging My Home' was screened on Kolkata TV, an Indian satellite station, in 2008. A major Indian newspaper also wrote a feature about the film.
What does he say? "As a student of an Indian Film Institute my first journey making a film in a culturally different space was a great learning experience. It gave me confidence and realization to change my ways of thinking and seeing the world."