Student film-makers at the University have the chance to showcase their work to members of the British Film Industry at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

The event will take place on October 3rd in London, and will present the opportunity for BSc Film and Television Production students to compete for the showcase’s STUDIOCANAL Grand Jury Prize.

The event will be hosted by Greg Dyke, the University of York’s Chancellor and Chairman of the British Film Institute. The esteemed judging panel will include ten-time Academy Award nominee Roger Deakins, who was the cinematographer for films such as Skyfall and True Grit.

In addition, BAFTA award winning producer and co-head of Working Title Films Tim Bevan (Les Miserables, Frost/Nixon) will assist on the judging of the submissions.

Professor Andrew Higson, Head of the Department of Theatre, Film and Television at York, said: “The quality of work produced by our talented student film-makers is testament to their hard work and creativity.

“The students have benefited from the guidance of our excellent team of staff and the outstanding facilities at York which provide some of the best professional production facilities of any university in the country.”

The University’s Film and Television Production degree is led by John Mateer. He told Vision: “We designed the BSc Film and Television Production course to enable our students to become world-class filmmakers and television programme creators. The BAFTA showcase will provide them with an opportunity to demonstrate to leading figures in the film industry just how talented they really are.”

The first students graduated from the recently-introduced course in July this year, which, according to the University’s website, teaches students “professional and technical skills that relate specifically to the film and TV industries.”