This year’s Cannes Film Festival launched amid a storm of protest and controversy this year as would only be fitting.
London Film School welcomes Timo Heinänen F.S.C., cinematographer and previously a professor at Aalto University, Finland as Head of Camera.
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.
Martin Stitt - Course 143 - is pleased to announce that his first feature entitled "NINE DAYS OF HELL" - "our homage to Roger Corman, the King of low budget film making, is having its world premiere at the Fearless Tales Genre Festival in San Francisco. Screening alongside titles such as 'REX STEELE : Nazi Smasher' and 'Teenage Bikini Vampires' - which gives you a flavour for the festival!"
For more information please check out the website http://www.fearlesstales.com/site/
"COMMENDED" & "TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT" CERTIFICATES AWARDED TO "SOLO AT THE LEARNING ON SCREEN AWARDS 2005
"SOLO" Written and directed by Marina Simoes, Cinematographer Shu-Hao Chu, Editor Carlos Armella has won a Commended Certificate Award in the category Student Production sponsored by JVC Professional and Technical Achievement Award for Sound and Lighting at the Learning on Screen Awards 2005, held in Bradford at the National Museum for Photography, Film and Television on Monday, 21st March. The certificate is signed by Clive Izard, Chairman of the Society for Screen-Based Learning and Murray Weston, Director, British Universities Film & Video Council.
Chrissy, our Librarian/Festival Co-ordinator, etc. has been presented with a Certificate and Paperweight Award by the Student Film Forum Foundation at their 2nd International Students Festival of Film Art, Balchik -2004, Bulgaria, 25.9.2004. For the way she presented LFS student work to the festival and the Certificate reads "Award for Best Represented Academy Within The Festival 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.
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The winner for this category was "WASP".