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Six years young, the LUMA Film Festival was the brainchild of a group of students on the inaugural Film and TV production course at the University of York. In 2013, the LUMA Film Festival was spread over two days in June and was held as part of the University of York’s Festival of Ideas. Not only were there screenings of the department’s work, but there was also fascinating talks from Aardman’s Peter Lord and BFI Chairmen Greg Dyke. There were also inspirational workshops from some of the nation’s top talents in writing, directing and sound editing. Films screened at the festival went on to be judged by an industry leading panel, who selected two films to be screened at the University of York Film Showcase, which was held at BAFTA in October 2013.

The LUMA Film Festival invites the public to see for themselves just how challenging and rewarding processes behind filmmaking can be. With talks and workshops across the weekend hosted by some of the best in the industry, as well as screenings featuring some of the finest examples of student filmmaking in the country, LUMA champions the vast talent that can be found within the University’s Department of Theatre, Film and Television. From brilliant directors to talented cinematographers, fantastic editors to great sound mixers, LUMA is a fantastic showcase for York and offers an unparalleled platform for the students to get their work seen by a wider audience. LUMA has also played host to many exciting skills-based workshops delivered by professionals. Featuring York-based film production company, Orillo, and Screen Stage Stunt Team, SG Action. LUMA is not only a celebration of what University of York’s film and television students have to offer the industry, but what the UK’s media industry leaders have to offer them.

This year’s festival is taking place on the 16th-17th of June 2018 from 10am to 6pm, at the Department of TFTV building on Heslington East campus, York. LUMA 2017 is a free festival, and everyone is invited to come and share in this entertaining and memorable event. We promise you won’t be disappointed.

Reach us across all major social media. The clip above is a collection of stings from the 2014 festival.