Jane Roscoe, director of London Film School, leaves at the end of this term to take up an exciting new opportunity after a busy three years. The LFS Board congratulates Jane on her new appointment as Professor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at UWE (University of the West of England) where she will start in September.
LFS took to Cannes once again this year, returning to the festival where two years ago alumnus Simon Mesa Sota took the Palme d’Or for his graduation film Leidi. As well as hosting a breakfast with thought leaders in the post-production industry, exploring ways the film school can best prepare graduates for new workflows and emerging forms and formats, we spent much of our time promoting the work of our students to producers, commissioners and sales agents, all on the lookout for new talent.
This year marks 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK. Coinciding with this milestone the British Council and the BFI are reprising #FiveFilms4Freedom, the world’s widest-reaching LGBT online short film programme. Jamie, written and directed by London Film School student Christopher Manning, is among the five shorts selected to be released online for audiences across the globe.
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?
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.