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 5th 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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This year, visit a free festival
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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I’m knocked out by the amount of talent there is on display here.- Anthony Horowitz, Author & Screenwriter
A world class facility.- Richard Deverell, Chief Operating Officer for BBC North
This festival is a fantastic opportunity for students in the department to show both the industry and the public what they can do.- Greg Dyke, former chairman of the British Film Institute
It was a privilege to meet and see the amazing work of the students. Young film-makers bursting with talent and stories to tell are the future of the film industry.- Tony Bracewell, Director/Producer