Congratulations to our LFS staff, students and alumni who presented work at the 67th Berlinale. These were London Film School films through and through - brave, daring, surprising and tackling complex issues, and each made an impact.
The judges awarded LFS talent with 4 major awards this year at the Berlinale 2017:
GONZALO MAZA, LFS SCREENWRITING STUDENT | ‘UNA MUJER FANTASTICA (A FANTASTIC WOMAN)’ : SILVER BEAR FOR BEST SCREENPLAY, TEDDY AWARD - BEST FEATURE FILM 2017, INDEPENDENT JURIES, ECUMENICAL JURY, SPECIAL MENTION
The Berlinale International Film Festival is one of the most important dates for the international film industry, set in the exciting, cosmopolitan cultural hub that is Berlin.
The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), founded in 2007, has grown into one of the world’s largest film festivals for emerging directors. Each year, the festival showcases films by directors aged 24 and under, aiming to encourage and acknowledge young artists by promoting their accomplishments through festivals and programs.
SERIAL EYES is now accepting applications for the new class of 2017-2018.
WHAT IS SERIAL EYES?
- Tuesday 28 February
- a chick called wanda
New York is becoming a greener city. There are rooftop farms, community gardens, an abundance of bike lanes, better buses and grocery stores which shelve only organic products. But that’s not all. Chickens are popping up everywhere in the city - as pets, egg providers, and of course as free range dinner options. With this shift towards a more sustainable, high-tech animal friendly city, New Yorkers are feeling the pressure to align themselves with this new urban lifestyle.
The London Film School (LFS) alumnus Alberto Boldini started writing scripts for short films while he was studying Literature and Philosophy in Italy. After joining LFS, he developed his technical skills by working as a cinematographer and editor whilst also discovering an unexpected interest in documentaries, the focus of term 3 for filmmakers on the MAF course.
Born in Singapore and having spent most of her formative years in Mumbai, LFS filmmaker Natashja Rathore’s affinity towards Hindi cinema is understandable: "India has done as much for cinema as America, and there are as many great Bollywood films as there are great Hollywood films. However, despite being the second largest movie industry in the world, Hindi films are often indefensibly ignored.”
The London Short Film Festival (LSFF), now in its 14th year, has been recognised as the premiere UK showcase for cutting-edge UK independent film, while now accepting international submissions. Renowned for daring cross-arts programming, they have showcased the very best of the country’s raw talent for 12 years. Every year the Festival’s large and loyal audience flock to screenings and events, and this network has grown steadily over a decade and beyond.