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  • 16th-17th June 2018
  • Innovative Filmmaking
  • Inspiring Workshops
  • Engaging Speakers
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The LUMA Film Festival is an event created by students, for students, championing the work of budding filmmakers at the University of York – one of the UK’s top university film and television production departments.

LUMA also includes a range of talks and workshops from leading professionals in the UK Film & Television industry. Now in its 6th year, LUMA is bigger than ever. Past festivals have included Oscar-nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins, television writer, actor and producer Charlie Higson, BAFTA-nominated director Peter Webber and bestselling novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz.

Productions have gone on to win awards and recognition at a national and international level, with BAFTA nominees and Royal Television Awards under the belt.


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We show every film that is submitted to us. Throughout the weekend, through day and night, an array of films will showcase the outstanding talent of the department.


Learn to make a TV show in our massive, industry standard studio. Learn the tricks of the stuntmen in our action fighting schools. Get an insight into our extensive equipment and facilities.


Growing in size every year, we continue to attract leaders in the industry both nationally and internationally. Listen to some of the most inspiring discussions in film and media.


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