Arts University Bournemouth film student, Jordan Diver, has been announced as the winner of a one-off short film competition held by the Regent Centre in Christchurch.

The cinema launched the competition during the first lockdown calling for people to submit a creative short film, between 90 seconds and 10 minutes in length, to represent their lockdown experience.

Jordan’s film will be shown on the big screen at the Regent Centre alongside the award-winning ‘Sound of Metal’ this week, from Monday June 7 to Thursday June 10.

Jordan said: “This is amazing news; I’ve never had anything shown in a cinema before and I’m so happy.

“Although many people found the first lockdown initially challenging, I was pleased to get the time to stay in and watch some old favourites.

“I tried to incorporate film references from some of my favourite classic films into the narrative whilst switching different styles inspired by different directors. See if you can spot them all.”

A volunteer judging panel whittled down the hundreds of entries and awarded Jordan’s creation entitled ‘Stay at home. Watch Films. Save Lives” the overall winner.

General Manager Matthew Vass-White said: “The judges were so impressed by the quality of entries but were really captured by the humour of Jordan’s film, that it followed the brief of responding to the lockdown and the technicality of the edit.

“It’s clear to see he has a bright future in filmmaking ahead of him.”

To watch Jordan’s short film, visit