BUFTA Gala Awards

2021 BUFTA Gala Awards Ceremony

Let’s recap the 2021 BUFTA Gala Awards Ceremony! 

MC: Nicholas O’Hara-Boyd


In 2017, we welcomed back our host Nicholas O’Hara-Boyd to the BUFTA stage, and were lucky enough to have musician Chloe Hope perform! 

Nicholas is a former Bondy, a successful MC and presenter across Australian radio networks, and a globally respected screenwriter.

“As a former Film & TV Bondy, I’ve always been a big fan and advocate of BUFTA. It’s an unreal opportunity to cut through, be seen and kickstart a thrilling career. It’s rare that a filmmaker can point to the exact moment that they got their break and their life changed forever, but, for a lucky few, BUFTA offers an opportunity to be exactly that. I’m pumped to be involved!”

Chloe Hope is a Gold Coast based singer/songwriter who has performed on the 92.5 Gold FM  stage at the Gold Coast Show, as well as the Beaudesert Rock ‘N’ Country Festival. Chloe performed an original track for BUFTA 2021, called “Rainbow Tears”. You can follow Chloe’s journey on Facebook (@chloehopemusicc), Instagram (@chloehopemusic_) and YouTube (Chloe Hope Music).


2020 BUFTA Gala Awards Ceremony

Let’s recap the 2020 BUFTA Gala Awards Ceremony!

MC:  Nicholas O’Hara-Boyd


BUFTA is proud to announce that Nicholas O’Hara-Boyd hosted the 2020 Gala Awards and Cole Phoenix performed! 

Nicholas has worked as an MC and presenter for the better part of the last decade, hosting at events such as Schoolies, Gold Coast 600 and Gold Coast Titans, in addition to working as a radio announcer for Southern Cross Austereo, where he has broadcast from Hit 90.9 Gold Coast, Hit 104.7 Canberra and the Hit Network across Australia. Nic is a Gold Coast based screenwriter, and in addition to his own projects, he has been commissioned to both write and develop feature films for independent producers and production companies worldwide.

He currently works as a story assessor for the Australian Writers’ Guild, and as a senior script writer for USA-based video production company, Simpleshow.

Nic is a Bond alumnus, having studied a Bachelor of Film and Television and a Juris Doctor.


Cole Phoenix (Nicole Pentis) is an artist, singer/songwriter, actress, scriptwriter and author, born in Brisbane, Australia. Cole creates music that encompasses elements of pop, soul, electronic and rock music. She was nominated for Best New Top 40 Artist of the Year in 2015 at the New Music Awards (USA) alongside chart toppers Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Meghan Trainor, and Charli XCX. Her 2014 release, “UFO” reached No.1 on Top 40 Internet, No. 3 on AC/Hot AC Internet, and No.10 on the Hot 100 Singles Chart.