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.
The London Film School produces over 180 films each year, and with festival season in full swing, here are some of the LFS festival appearances from around the world.
The Watersprite Film Festival, now in its 8th year, is the Cambridge International Student Film Festival, which aims to recognise and reward emerging talent by showcasing the best student shorts. This year, two short films from The London Film School will be vying for multiple awards between 10th and 12th March in venues around the city of Cambridge.
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.
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.