This year marks 50 years since homosexuality was decriminalised in the UK. Coinciding with this milestone the British Council and the BFI are reprising #FiveFilms4Freedom, the world’s widest-reaching LGBT online short film programme. Jamie, written and directed by London Film School student Christopher Manning, is among the five shorts selected to be released online for audiences across the globe.
The London Film School produces over 180 films each year, and with festival season in full swing, here are some of the LFS festival appearances from around the world.
The Watersprite Film Festival, now in its 8th year, is the Cambridge International Student Film Festival, which aims to recognise and reward emerging talent by showcasing the best student shorts. This year, two short films from The London Film School will be vying for multiple awards between 10th and 12th March in venues around the city of Cambridge.
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.
Being a student in a capital city is never easy, and London is no exception, as our WHEN ALUMNI CONVENE series has highlighted. However, there are several organisations out there who offer financial support schemes. While one example is the Creative Skillset bursary, which alumni such as Koby Adom have benefited from, another is the John Brabourne Awards (JBAs).
In LFS Filmmaker Daniel Michalos’ STERNENKIND, expecting parents Julia and Hannes receive the worst news possible. After two trimesters, they learn that having contracted a lethal illness, the unborn child will slowly die within Julia. This harrowing news is the catalyst for the drama in the film, ultimately emerging from one simple question; What would you do after receiving such earth-shattering news?
On Friday 2nd December, 31 films from schools across the UK belonging to The National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Images (NAHEMI) will come together at the Regent Street Cinema as part of the EAT OUR SHORTS student film festival. NAHEMI acts as a forum for debate on all matters pertaining to the teaching practice in the Moving Image in Higher Education, and this year two films from