- Thursday 18 January
Today marks the start of Sundance 2018. The festival runs until the 28th of January and will feature many of 2018's most promising new films. This year there are four LFS alumni involved in the event.
(Film still from Hero MacKenzie's 'Release'. Director of Photography Arturo Vaquez)
(Film still from Emre Kayis' 'The Translator'. Director of Photography Nick Cooke)
Emre Kayis, the 2013 MA Filmmaking grad, and writer-director of 'The Translator', has been selected for the prestigious Jerusalum-based film lab. Sam Spiegel, which founded the film lab in 2011, has already produced such talents as Laslo Nemes ('Son of Saul') and Nadav Lapid ('The Kindergarten Teacher').
London Film School's Head of Production Design, Matthew Button, has been nominated by the Art Directors Guild for Outstanding Production Design for his work on Loving Vincent. The film, which follows the life of famed painter Vincent Van Gogh, was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 75th annual Golden Globes. Additionally it was a major box office success grossing over $20 million at the worldwide box office.
The Golden Globes will be hosted this Sunday, the 7th of January 2018. For two members of the London Film School community it will be more than just penciling time into their television viewing schedule.