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.
"PAUL'S LUCKY DAY" 141/4/C, Writer/Director Jamie Palmer, has won 1st Prize at Mar Del Plata International Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina 11-20th March 2004. This is the most prestigious festival in the whole of South America and the director is an ex-student Miguel Pereira. Jamie got a certificate, a Kodak Award which is 5 reels of 35mm negative and they will help with his first feature but post-production would have to be in Argentina! Special Mention by the Argentina Cinematography Journalists Association and the Cinecolor Laboratories for the Postproduction Award.
KODAK STUDENT COMMERCIAL FILM AWARDS 2000/01
TOBIAS WEBER’S FILM (AMERCIAN EXPRESS)
1st in Brief
2nd Over All
3rd Prize DOP – Diego Rodriguez
3rd Prize Editing – Ian Bonhote
AARON STEWART’S FILM ( KODAK IMPULSE)
2nd In Brief
DUNCAN JONES’S FILM (KODAK SINGLE USE)
1ST Prize DOP – Eric Lehner
IAN BONHOTE’S FILM (KODAK IMPULSE)
2ND Prize DOP – Tobias Weber/Diego Rodriguez
OTHER FESTIVAL AWARDS: