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.
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.
"SONNY & PETRULIA", written and directed by Karl Kristian Meidell, has won the Special Committee Award at the Miami Short Film Festival, USA 15-17th October 2004
Anabel Rodriguez Rios has won the prize MENTION IN DOCUMENTARY,for which she gets a diploma, for her third term film ISAU - A MAN IN A ROOM.
CONGRATULATIONS AND CELEBRATIONS. WELL DONE ANABEL.
The following is the official email sent to Anabel:
FILM AWARDS 2004
“PAUL’S LUCKY DAY” by Jamie Palmer won FIRST PRIZE at MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Buenos Aires, Argentina 11-20th March 2004.
“BLUES IS MY MIDDLE NAME” by Winta Yohannes won BEST FILM/VIDEO BY A BLACK FILMMAKER at the BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL, Berlin, Germany 6-9 & 14-16 May 2004.
“THICKER THAN WATER” by Daneeta Loretta Saft won SILVER PELICAN AWARD, at PELICON D’OR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Chalmette, Louisianna, USA 23-24 April, 2004.
"BLUE'S IS MY MIDDLE NAME" 132/4/A, Writer/Director Winta Yohannes has won Best Film/Video by a black filmmaker at the Fountainhead, Black International Cinema Film Festival in Berlin 6/9 and 14/16 May 2004. She received a certificate and the School a paperweight.
"THICKER THAN WATER" 142/5/C Writer/Director Daneeta Loretta Saft has won the Silver Pelican Award at the Pelican D'Or Short Film Festival, Chalmette, Louisianna, USA 23/24th April 2004.