Bond University Film & Television Awards (BUFTA)
The Bond University Film and Television Awards (BUFTA) is a short film competition open to any year 11 or 12 secondary school student in Australia. Originally started in 1996, the competition has grown to become 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. Students are encouraged to enter short films made as part of school assessments or as independent projects. There are a number of different categories for films to be entered into and winners are chosen for the most outstanding film in each category.