Australia's premier filmmaking competition for high schoolers
The Bond University Film & Television Awards, often known simply as BUFTA, is Bond’s answer to the Oscars – a competitive, fun and fast-paced filmmaking competition open to Year 11 and 12 students across Australia AND for the first time in 2023 BUFTA is now open to film submissions from across the globe.*
Since its inception in 1996, BUFTA has established a national reputation as the best way to flex your writing, directing, editing, and production skills with a short film. It’s also been the starting point for many of Bond’s film and television alumni, who are now pursuing incredible, global careers in the industry.
As well as the experience you’ll gain and the people you’ll meet, one of the best parts of BUFTA is the grand prize. Every year, one student is awarded a full scholarship** to study the Bachelor of Film and Television here at Bond. But that’s not all – there are a host of other awards you could win, ranging from category awards to craft awards.
Ready to get creative, kickstart the filmmaking process, and go into the running to win a scholarship to Bond?** Good luck! Keep an eye out for key dates, handy hints, and more.
The BUFTA Ceremony Broadcast is produced, directed, and broadcast live by Bond University's first-year Bachelor of Film and Television students. This experiential first-year subject is a truly collaborative effort that sees students take on key roles as directors, audio and lighting specialists, script writers, camera operators, segment producers, stage and floor managers, graphic designers, and much more.
Bond University's Faculty of Society & Design are the proud organisers of BUFTA and it's related events.
*See Terms & Conditions - International Category for details.
**See Terms & Conditions for scholarship eligibility.