- Friday 23 March
- Greg Dyke
London Film School (LFS) is delighted to announce that its new Chairman will be Greg Dyke. He succeeds the renowned filmmaker, Mike Leigh, who steps down on 19 March 2018 after 18 years of service. Dyke will take up the role of Chair in April 2018.
This week is the kick off of Canneseries, a five-week long immersive screenwriting residency. The residency, which has been developed by UCA in association with Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin) has selected eight talented international authors to develop projects over the course of the programme. Sophie McVeigh, a 2017 MA Screenwriting graduate has been selected for the first intake of this prestigious programme. When asked for comment, Sophie stated:
Zeidan, whose graduate short film, ‘Three Centimetres’ was screened as part of the generation 14plus selection won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film. The jury released the following statement about their decision:
LFS MA Filmmaking graduate, Lara Zeidan, from Beirut, Lebanon, made her way to the Berlinale '18 this past week. Lara's short ‘Three Centimetres’ was selected for the Generation 14plus competition, a section that is "home to cinematic works that are thematically and aesthetically linked to the experiences of children and young people."
Carla Simón has been selected by the TorinoFilmLab for their 2018 ScriptLab. The programme was founded in 2008 and since its inception TorionoFilmLab has supported over fifty projects. In 2016, seven TorinoFilmLab supported films were selected by Cannes Film Festival. Five of which went onto to win major prizes.
This week the annual Polish Academy Award nominations for 2018 were revealed, and 'Loving Vincent' is (or 'Twój Vincent' as it's known in Poland) up for five awards. No stranger to praise, LFS's Head of Production Design, Matthew Button, has been nominated for 'Best Art Direction' for his work as production designer on the film.