- Friday 17 November
The third International Film School Festival (FIDEC) takes place in Tétouan from 20-24th November 2017 and will feature a number of films by LFS students as well as Blackbird (2013), the award-winning debut feature by Jamie Chambers, a graduate of the Exeter University/London Film School PhD film practice programme.
The Cannes – Vivendi/Canal+ Group International Chaire and Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) launched, November 14, 2017, a call for candidates for this exceptional residency dedicated to screenwriting for series.
Developed by UCA in association with Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin), the first edition of the Institute proposes a five-week immersion for young international authors in an intensive series-writing program in close connection with the creative ecosystem of the CANAL+ group.
Bernardo Leyte Cortés: “LFS was a profound formative experience for me” as graduate film nominated in Paris Play Film Festival
Bernardo Leyte Cortés’ graduation film KAI has been nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film at the Paris Play Film Festival.
Kai, the films eponymous hero, lives in a grey, unnamed industrial city by the sea. For two days, the film follows him as he begins to experience powerful episodes and visions of something he doesn’t quite understand, but with which he becomes obsessed. Kai’s fate can only be decided by what he chooses to do next… if he has a choice, that is.
Congratulations to recent MAF graduate Ronen Eldar, whose Term 5 film GOOD LUCK MARC has been awarded the Silver Elephant for Best International Short at Short Film Breaks 2017.
Marc is over the moon when he wins an apartment in a mysterious race, until he begins to notice that the place is slowly shrinking … “GOOD LUCK MARC is a fantastical story about a man living in a space that slowly rejects him, and his attempt to stay no matter what,” says Ronen. “It’s about comfort zones and the fear of the unknown.”
Last night, London Film School was honoured to welcome Walter Murch, the award-winning Editor of iconic films, such as Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, American Graffiti, and The English Patient to an after-hours Masterclass for LFS students and alumni.
UNDOCUMENT, a feature film by London Film School alumni Kyla Simone Bruce and Amin Bakhshian which follows the stories of UNDOCUMENTed migrants, has taken home a slew of awards including Best Feature Film at the Bucharest Film Awards.
The film, which was the vision of Kyla and Amin and produced, edited and DOP’d by LFS graduates Khalid Jabaly, Reza Jouse and Simon Shen respectively, as well as having a crew made up largely of fellow students, also won Best Director and Best Screenplay, with the actress Maryam Davari nominated for Best Actress.
London Film School graduate Aegina Brahim’s short film 'Laws of the Game' screened on Saturday at DBUFF, the Netherlands’ first urban film festival, founded to celebrate cinematic diversity.
LFS graduate and award-winning Italian filmmaker Francesco Gabriele’s debut feature film 'Blue Hollywood' has been officially selected as part of the Coronado Island Film Festival in California, following on from a fantastic run in festivals all over Europe.
Victoria Romero’s short film 'Mariela' continues to move audiences with a selection at the 37th Cambridge Film Festival. It was screened at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse and The Moving Cinema as part of Shortfusion: Good Grief, a series of shorts based around the theme of bereavement. “Death and loss are just a much a part of life as living … and as these tales show, there are often glimmers of light, liberation or gallows humour that help us grow and keep going.” (cambridgefilmfestival.org.uk)
LFS alumna Amanda Nell Eu’s film LAGI SENANG JAGA SEKANDANG LEMBU has received a special mention at this year’s Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Sweden.