Bernardo Leyte Cortés: “LFS was a profound formative experience for me” as graduate film nominated in Paris Play Film Festival
Bernardo Leyte Cortés’ graduation film KAI has been nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film at the Paris Play Film Festival.
Kai, the films eponymous hero, lives in a grey, unnamed industrial city by the sea. For two days, the film follows him as he begins to experience powerful episodes and visions of something he doesn’t quite understand, but with which he becomes obsessed. Kai’s fate can only be decided by what he chooses to do next… if he has a choice, that is.
Congratulations to recent MAF graduate Ronen Eldar, whose Term 5 film GOOD LUCK MARC has been awarded the Silver Elephant for Best International Short at Short Film Breaks 2017.
Marc is over the moon when he wins an apartment in a mysterious race, until he begins to notice that the place is slowly shrinking … “GOOD LUCK MARC is a fantastical story about a man living in a space that slowly rejects him, and his attempt to stay no matter what,” says Ronen. “It’s about comfort zones and the fear of the unknown.”
Last night, London Film School was honoured to welcome Walter Murch, the award-winning Editor of iconic films, such as Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, American Graffiti, and The English Patient to an after-hours Masterclass for LFS students and alumni.
UNDOCUMENT, a feature film by London Film School alumni Kyla Simone Bruce and Amin Bakhshian which follows the stories of UNDOCUMENTed migrants, has taken home a slew of awards including Best Feature Film at the Bucharest Film Awards.
The film, which was the vision of Kyla and Amin and produced, edited and DOP’d by LFS graduates Khalid Jabaly, Reza Jouse and Simon Shen respectively, as well as having a crew made up largely of fellow students, also won Best Director and Best Screenplay, with the actress Maryam Davari nominated for Best Actress.
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.
"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.