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Theme - Creating film

There is a history of filmmaking both in and about the North of England. Find out more about creating film from industry professionals and have a go at some of the techniques yourself.

Past events

Cracking animation: An audience with Peter Lord CBE

22 June, 2:15pm, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

Film producer and co-founder of Aardman Animations, Peter Lord, will be interviewed by Professor Judith Buchanan on subjects including film production, the history of animation, winning an Oscar, and his plans for the future.

Admission: Free, ticketed


LUMA Film Festival

22-23 June, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

A weekend of free events to celebrate and champion the work of the department’s students, and to open up the fascinating world of filmmaking to the public. With presentations from world-leading industry professionals; hands-on practical workshops in our TV studios; writing masterclasses, and screenings of student filmmaking, this is your chance to get a glimpse into the future of British film.

Admission: Free, see lumafilmfestival.com for details


Sound workshop

22 June, 12.30pm and 1.30pm, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

Want the chance to put your own spin on an Aardman Animation classic? Record your own dialogue and sound effects in our fabulously equipped sound lab to scenes from The Wrong Trousers and The Pirates! Band of Misfits, then mix them like the pros using our industry standard software and equipment.

Admission: Free, see lumafilmfestival.com for details


Slavery on Film: Exposure or Exploitation?

23 June, 1pm, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

Most forms of modern slavery occur far from the public gaze. Slavery takes place in a secretive world, physically out of view, denied by slave owners, and with documented evidence that the victims of slavery are subject to threats and worse. So how is it possible to film such vulnerable people - many of them children as young as seven or eight - without making their lives even more dangerous? David Hickman talks about three films he shot and directed - on child slavery on Haiti, bonded slaves in Pakistan and bride trafficking in India - and how he attempted to negotiate some of the profoundly difficult ethical dilemmas in telling slaves' stories.

Admission: Free, see lumafilmfestival.com for details


50th Anniversary Student Film Competition

23 June, 5pm, Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York

School students have been set the challenge of creating a three-minute film to reflect the North and South Festival theme. Watch the winning entries as part of the LUMA Film Festival.

Admission: Free, see lumafilmfestival.com for details