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88 festivals and counting for Emre Kayis' THE TRANSLATOR

Students from The London Film School have produced a vast array of short films and documentaries that have gone on to do extremely well at festivals around the world. Though the success of Emre Kayis and his film, THE TRANSLATOR stands out for many reasons.

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FIDEC Prix du Jury 2016 awarded to NAZHA

Nazha, 22 years old, is the main protagonist of Remi Itani’s short film by the same name. When Nazha’s terminally ill grandmother comes back to live with her and her mother, she finds herself unable to feel or fully process her grandmother’s inevitable death. As the days move on and her grandmother’s condition worsens, Nazha begins to feel more and more isolated and withdrawn, emotional stunted and numb.

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IRIS screening cherry on top for NO STRINGS’ 2016

Often referred to as ’The Gay Oscars’, the IRIS Prize Festival in Cardiff is undoubtebly highly respected in the LGBT festival circuit, having been identified as one of the top 50 film festivals in the world for the second year running by Movie Maker Magazine. The BAFTA-qualifying short film festival also offers a £30,000 prize, the largest prize for a gay and lesbian short film in the world, to fund a BBC iPlayer distributed film.

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THE BURNING tours the Mexican festival circuit

October was a busy month for Jorge Ojeda-Davila and his film, THE BURNING.  Based around a girl with a rare burning skin disease caught up in a triangle of love, passion and jealousy, the LFS filmmaker’s short was screened at no less than four festivals.  

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Christmas comes early for filmmaker Piekacz

As 2016 comes to a close and the world winds down for another festive period, one person who is going out with a bang is LFS filmmaker Elzbieta Piekacz. Inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky’s STALKER, Piekacz’s AND YOU SLEEP, a story about love and the search for the meaning of life, was was officially selected at the International Festival of the Film Schools in Tetouan in November.

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