The tenth annual East End Film Festival begins today in east London. The festival, which celebrates both local and international rising talent, will run until the 29th of April and will screen three projects from LFS grads and alumni during its run. Those projects selected are Monica Santis' 'Hacia el Sol', Hero Mackenzie's 'Release', and Toby Wharton's 'Master of Ceremonies' - the last of which LFS graduate Laura Seward DP'ed.
Congratulations are in order once again; Matthew Button, LFS' Head of Production Design, had an exciting award show season last year, with several nominations for his work on the critically and commercially successful animated feature film 'Loving Vincent'. Yet again, Matthew's work takes centre stage in another well-received project.
This year marks the eighteenth annual East End Film Festival. The East London based festival celebrates homegrown UK talent, as well as, independent international projects. An LFS alumni collaboration, 'Master of Ceremonies', has been nominated for 'Best UK Short Award'. The film is writer-director Toby Wharton's first short film debut.
Avantika Hari's (C. 155)short film "Hat Day" which focuses on the events surrounding a themed day at a London preschool that saw each child assigned a Commonwealth nation hat, was honoured at an award ceremony at the Royal Commonwealth Society in London. She was given the award by Prince Edward, Earl of Essex.
Robin Moran's first feature has been nominated for Best Script and Best Film please see below the press release:
MASKOT gets another nomination for Best Script in the 4th Bali International Film Festival, Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia, 24th November 2006 — random pictures first film MASKOT will be competing for the Saravati Award for Best Film Script in this year’s Bali International Film Festival (BIFFest). It is one of five films in the category; among them are Berbagi Suami, Denias, 9 Naga, and Jomblo.
Yasmina Solanes C. 149 graduation film, which she wrote and directed, won Best Film at the VII Video Jove de Alella - Concurs de Curtmetratges, Catalonia, 8-11 November 2006.