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ANGELUS NOVUS to kick off 2017 with PIFF screening

The issue of immigration and refugees seems to dominate many headlines across the world these days, with elections and civil wars threatening to displace thousands of people. 2015 graduate Aboozar Amini’s short film ANGELUS NOVUS asks how young children are affected by being made homeless by war.

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STILL ROLLING to premiere at JIFF 2017

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.”

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Strong LFS contingent to screen eight shorts at LSFF 2017

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.

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Yanqi Chen’s THE ROAD scoops Best Student Film at UKFF

Towards the end of the November this year, LFS graduate Yanqi Chen’s THE ROAD screened at the UK Film Festival (UKFF).  The film followed Jinle, a Chinese high school student, who tries to find a way out of the educating system.

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Documentary THE INVISIBLE WORD receives multiple digital releases

  • Tuesday 17 January
  • 6:16pm
  • london film school

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.

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Screenwriting is Filmmaking

The Screenwriting Masters (MAS) at The London Film School is not solely for the out-and-out writer.  Many have ambitions of directing, or are directors who hope to better understand the art of storytelling to add to their skillset.

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88 festivals and counting for Emre Kayis' THE TRANSLATOR

Students from The London Film School have produced a vast array of short films and documentaries that have gone on to do extremely well at festivals around the world. Though the success of Emre Kayis and his film, THE TRANSLATOR stands out for many reasons.

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FIDEC Prix du Jury 2016 awarded to NAZHA

Nazha, 22 years old, is the main protagonist of Remi Itani’s short film by the same name. When Nazha’s terminally ill grandmother comes back to live with her and her mother, she finds herself unable to feel or fully process her grandmother’s inevitable death. As the days move on and her grandmother’s condition worsens, Nazha begins to feel more and more isolated and withdrawn, emotional stunted and numb.

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IRIS screening cherry on top for NO STRINGS’ 2016

Often referred to as ’The Gay Oscars’, the IRIS Prize Festival in Cardiff is undoubtebly highly respected in the LGBT festival circuit, having been identified as one of the top 50 film festivals in the world for the second year running by Movie Maker Magazine. The BAFTA-qualifying short film festival also offers a £30,000 prize, the largest prize for a gay and lesbian short film in the world, to fund a BBC iPlayer distributed film.

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THE BURNING tours the Mexican festival circuit

October was a busy month for Jorge Ojeda-Davila and his film, THE BURNING.  Based around a girl with a rare burning skin disease caught up in a triangle of love, passion and jealousy, the LFS filmmaker’s short was screened at no less than four festivals.  

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