Visual effects technologist and MA Filmmaking alumnus, Jonathan Erland, will be one of thirty-four recipients on Saturday, 10 February 2018 to be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation. Erland is set to receive the prestigious honour of the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette), presented to an indivuidual whose technical contributions have brought credit to the industry.
Film London's annual short film scheme, London Calling, funds projects from some of the countries most exciting new talent. This year, three LFS graduates - Koby Adom, Sami El-Hadi, and Rachel Swindale have been included in this list.
Last week Gonzalo Maza, recent graduate of the MA Screenwriting course, was nominated for a Golden Globe. Now Maza has two more exciting accolades to add to his growing list. The Gloria screenwriter's film Una Mujer Fantástica (A Fantastic Woman) has been included in the Oscar's 2018 Foreign Language shortlist and has been nominated for the Goya Awards' Best Spanish Language Foreign Film.
Ethel Wu’s graduation film Life Ink has won the Best Student Short at the Roma Independent Film Festival.
The film, which was produced and shot in the UK and Taiwan, tells the story of Lee, a grieving police chief who is struggling to get over the loss of a loved one. He keeps all his emotions locked inside, until one day he meets a tattoo artist who tells him about a special ink that can open a window for people who have lost someone …