Greek filmmaker and MA Filmmaking graduate Jacqueline Lentzou’s short film FOX has been awarded the prestigious ‘Award in Memory of Ingmar Bergman’ at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Sweden, following an incredible run of over 40 festivals and 20 awards.
Maria Balduzzi’s graduation film WOLVES has been awarded the ‘Horizon Award For Most Promising Filmmaker’ at the 24fps International Film Festival in Abilene, Texas.
The film, which was produced by fellow LFS grad Dévorah Corona Méndez, DOP’d by Nicholas Nazari and edited and co-written by Joachim Neef, also won ‘Best Original Score’ by composer Dmitrios Ntontis.
LIVING UNDER KAPATALISM will screen this Saturday 25th November at the BFI as part of Underwire’s Growing Up is Optional programme of shorts, nominated for the Production Design Award.
Written, directed and designed by Nia Fausset, produced by Oliver Sunley and Cait Lyn Adamson, edited by Rasvan Barseti and with cinematography by Norbert Strehle, LIVING UNDER KAPATALISM is Nia’s graduation project. It was shot in October 2016 over a week in Belgrade, and was recently awarded Best UK Short at the London International Short Film Festival.
The third International Film School Festival (FIDEC) takes place in Tétouan from 20-24th November 2017 and will feature a number of films by LFS students as well as Blackbird (2013), the award-winning debut feature by Jamie Chambers, a graduate of the Exeter University/London Film School PhD film practice programme.
"VERA DRAKE", the new film by Mike Leigh, our Chairman, was nominated in three categories at the Oscar Award ceremony last night. Mike was up for Best Director, Imelda Staunton up for Actress in a Leading Role and the script up for Original Screenplay.
Best Director went to Clint Eastwood for "Million Dollar Baby", Actress in a Leading Role went to Hilary Swank for "Million Dollar Baby" and Original Screenplay went to Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".
Nominee in Category "Short Film - Live Action"
Writer/Director: Ashvin Kumar
When a young Pakistani boy accidentally crosses the mine-strewn border into India in pursuit of his cricket ball, he is helped by a Hindu teacher.
ACADEMY AWARDS HISTORY
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Ashvin Kumar.
ALSO NOMINATED IN THIS CATEGORY
EVERYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY MUST
7:35 IN THE MORNING
TWO CARS, ONE NIGHT
The winner for this category was "WASP".
Gavin Poolman is an Alumni of the LFS. He is Canadian but he is based in the UK. He was at the school in 1984-1986. Two of the films that he and his company, Apollo Films (a member of PACT) have produced received good Festival and commercial credits. The website links are listed below and also a short precise of each film:
or the New York Times review:
Congratulations also go to Nancy Harrison, our Honarary Student, who is a student at the London Metropole University, and who has worked on many of our student films as Producer/Production Assistant, was Production Assistant on the Bafta Award winning Short Film "The Banker" directed by Hattie Dalton.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Chairman Mike Leigh on winning another award. This time the BAFTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR for his latest film "VERA DRAKE". Congratulations also go to his leading actress Imelda Staunton on winning Best Actress in a Leading Role for the same film.