Faculty of Society & Design competitions
The Faculty of Society & Design is proud to present the Bond University Film & Television Awards (BUFTA) as one of the premier film competitions for High School students around Australia.
BUFTA is a short film competition which attracts and showcases aspiring young filmmakers from across the country. Open to all Year 11 and 12 secondary school students in Australia, the competition provides a platform for developing and advancing limitless ambitions for a future career in the film industry. Originally started in 1996, BUFTA is now recognised as one of the most rewarding competitions in the Southern Hemisphere.
The philosophy behind BUFTA is to offer a system of recognition for today's young filmmakers. There are six categories for films to be entered: Drama, Comedy, Documentary, Animation, Experimental and Music Video. Winners are announced at the Gala Award Ceremony and prizes include the most outstanding film in each category as well as a host of craft awards. Each year, the Best Overall Filmmaker is awarded a full scholarship to study a Bachelor of Film and Television at Bond University. Twenty-one (and counting) years later, BUFTA continues to serve as a celebration of young talent within the film industry and thrives to deepen the commitment and passion of young Australian filmmakers.
Not Sure How to Create a BUFTA Short-Film?
Where to start is always a tricky part... Start here!
Hear from past BUFTA winners
Competition opens: 1 MAY 2017
Competition closing date: 30 SEPTEMBER 2017
Coming to a school near you!
If you would like us to visit your high school, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org with an expression of interest
|Victoria||13 March 2017 - 15 March 2017|
|South Australia||15 March 2017 - 17 March 2017|
|Western Australia||3 April 2017 - 7 April 2017|
|Supanova (Gold Coast)||21 April - 23 April 2017|
|Gold Coast & surrounds||Upon request|
* Dates subject to change
BUFTA STUDENT ACADEMY - ‘Fundamentals of Filmmaking Workshop'
The BUFTA Student Academy is an opportunity for high school students to meet and talk to our teaching staff and industry experts directly about film and television and to prepare them to enter BUFTA.
Students will have the choice between two workshops. One in screenwriting and one in cinematography and lighting. These workshops are offered to students with all levels of filmmaking experience; from beginners to advanced.
2pm - 5.30pm, Sunday, 6 August,
BUFTA TEACHERS MASTERCLASS - ‘Advanced Filmmaking Workshop’
The BUFTA Masterclass is designed to help teachers help students. The BUFTA Masterclass is a highly coveted, hands-on series of professional development workshops that incorporate key aspects of filmmaking into an action packed day of training. The two-day event offers a range of options for experienced teachers, or teachers who are ready to take the next step. Teacher’s will have the choice between a filmmaking or screenwriting workshop.
Spots are limited, so be sure to register you attendance.
9am - 5pm, Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th August 2017
BUFTA AWARDS GALA RED CARPET EVENING
Saturday, 25 November 2017
To watch the 2016 ceremony live, click here.