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Jane Orion Bau Memorial Scholarship for Film

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Jane Bau, a vibrant 21-year-old sister, daughter, and friend, passed away after a brief illness on June 21, 2023, in Montreal. Jane’s passion for visuals and words led her to discover filmmaking. She wrote, directed, and scored her first film The Sunday Cycle at the age of 17 as a Templeton Secondary School student. It earned recognition at acclaimed festivals, including the All American High School Film Festival, the Whistler Film Festival, and the Vancouver Short Film Festival.

Jane was in her fourth year in Film Production at Concordia University in Montreal where she was to enter the electro-acoustics minor program in Fall 2023 and explore her love of sound design. Jane directed several short films including From Earth to Heaven, an experimental documentary featuring her grandfather Paul, with whom she shared a passion for photography. This summer, she was art directing two films and collaborating on a multi-media installation of her film The Pulse, based on Montreal’s metro.

Proud to be financially independent, Jane worked summer jobs to supplement scholarship income. Jane’s family would like to establish a scholarship for promising film students at Templeton Secondary School in Vancouver, and at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in Montreal.

Our goal is to raise enough money to support talented filmmakers like Jane well into the future. With your help, we can make this happen.

Here is From Earth to Heaven

Thank you for your support.


  • Anthony McIlveen
    • $500 
    • 2 mos
  • marco mazzucco
    • $100 
    • 5 mos
  • Mila Micovic
    • $20 
    • 5 mos
  • Sandy Bau
    • $300 
    • 7 mos
  • Timothy Southam
    • $450 
    • 7 mos

Fundraising team (2)

Shannon Williams
Vancouver, BC
Annabel Webb
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