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.
Frederik Hamm's 6th term (C. 148) graduation film "SIEBENSCHLAFER" (DORMOUSE) has been chosen for screening at The London Film Festival in November.
Ginevra Elkann's 6th term (C.150) graduation film "VADO A MESA" has been accepted for screening at the Venice Film Festival in September.
PAULA HUIDOBRO C.140 was DOP on a short film "WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON" Director: Alonso Mayo which has just won a Gold Medal in the "Narrative Category" at the 32nd Annual Student Academy Awards of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, California, USA.
Paula at the moment is specialising in cinematography at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles.
Tempus Fugit awarded now in Australia!
The film just obtained
'Best International Feature Film' Award
at the 2005 Down Under International Film Festival,
in Darwin, Australia...
Special Mention to Best Actor (Xavi Mira),
2nd Place Audience Award,
17 Comedy Film Festival of Peñíscola, Spain;