Luma Film Festival 2019

A project by: Emily Caddy



from 11 donors

This project received pledges on Sat 01 Jun 2019
The groundbreaking film festival returns, bigger and better than ever for 2019!

Luma Film Festival 2019! The ground breaking film festival returns, even bigger and better than before! 

We are returning to the University of York's Department of Theatre, Film and Television on the 14th-16th June 2019.

The festival celebrates the work of local young filmmakers whilst opening our doors to high profile and captivating speakers. We offer workshops where you can get hands on with equipment and learn new skills.

And best of all, this is FREE and everyone is welcome!

In previous years we have welcomed Mark Herman (Writer and Director of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Brassed Off and Little Voice), Roger Deakins (Cinematographer of Skyfall, No Country for Old Men and Shawshank Redemption) Laurie Rose (Cinematographer of Free Fyre, High-Rise and Peaky Blinders

Who are we?

Luma Film Fesitval is led and defined by students at the University of York. We are passionate about creating the best programme filled with a variety of film and television industry speakers and workshop leaders! 

However we cannot make our dreams become a reality alone, which is where YOU come in. We need your donations to help put on this amazing, fun filled and free festival!

In the past alongside the talks and workshops we have welcomed live jazz bands to perform, have showcased props and costumes exhibitions, hosted networking events and more!

We have other exciting ideas for this year including an opening night with free drinks, networking breakfasts, popcorn machines and potentially a live tv experience with a terrifying twist.

We are proud to announce we are teaming up with Orillo Productions and the Festival of Ideas. We are also happy to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, we will be a running a showcase for the Interactive Media department; this represents the best the department has to offer in digital arts installations and virtual reality headsets! It promises to be another exciting and thrilling year!

But we need you to donate to help create the best programme ever, and showcase what University of York can really do

our story

The festival is in its 8th year, and we feel it is so important because of the way it can help the community. We offer a space where the public can speak to high profile speakers such as Mark Herman or Roger Deakins. The workshops also offer the public an insight into the film and television industry; opening the doors to TFTV and it's equipment for a weekend is very exciting!

Rebecca (Luma 2019 President) "Luma is a good way for aspiring filmmakers to get a better sense of the industry, and a good opportunity for students to have events organising experience on a big scale. It's also a great way for us to finish our degrees and showcase what we can do"

Fanny (Luma 2019 President) "I feel like we offer something really cool for free, every year we try and make it better and give the public unique insights that they wouldn't get elsewhere"

Grace (Luma 2019 Deputy Head of Management)    "It's amazing for students to have the opportunity to create this big scale film festival, plus we really enjoy giving back to the community and offering great experiences for free"

Where will the money go?

It is completely free to attend Luma Film Festival and we like to put on the best programme possible! This means we fill the days full with interesting and prestigious speakers, captivating workshops and an abundance of films! To do this we need to pay for a variety of things:

  • £1000 minimum- Guest Logistics (Travel and Accommodation)
  • £400- Design and Decoration 
  • £200- Catering
  • £200- Marketing

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Help us succeed!

We want to create the best film festival possible; plus it's free to attend! We're all about offering the community amazing workshops, talks and films to attend without a cost to them.

But we cannot do this without your help!

Please sponsor us so we can make all our ideas a reality! Any amount will be used for a good cause, so please donate whatever you can!

If you cannot donate please feel free to share this page and get tweeting, using the hashtag #Luma2019

Also save the dates of 14th- 16th June to join in on the Luma Film Festival Fun!