The Cannes – Vivendi/Canal+ Group International Chaire and Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) launched, November 14, 2017, a call for candidates for this exceptional residency dedicated to screenwriting for series.
Developed by UCA in association with Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin), the first edition of the Institute proposes a five-week immersion for young international authors in an intensive series-writing program in close connection with the creative ecosystem of the CANAL+ group.
Bernardo Leyte Cortés: “LFS was a profound formative experience for me” as graduate film nominated in Paris Play Film Festival
Bernardo Leyte Cortés’ graduation film KAI has been nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film at the Paris Play Film Festival.
Kai, the films eponymous hero, lives in a grey, unnamed industrial city by the sea. For two days, the film follows him as he begins to experience powerful episodes and visions of something he doesn’t quite understand, but with which he becomes obsessed. Kai’s fate can only be decided by what he chooses to do next… if he has a choice, that is.
Congratulations to recent MAF graduate Ronen Eldar, whose Term 5 film GOOD LUCK MARC has been awarded the Silver Elephant for Best International Short at Short Film Breaks 2017.
Marc is over the moon when he wins an apartment in a mysterious race, until he begins to notice that the place is slowly shrinking … “GOOD LUCK MARC is a fantastical story about a man living in a space that slowly rejects him, and his attempt to stay no matter what,” says Ronen. “It’s about comfort zones and the fear of the unknown.”
Last night, London Film School was honoured to welcome Walter Murch, the award-winning Editor of iconic films, such as Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, American Graffiti, and The English Patient to an after-hours Masterclass for LFS students and alumni.
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.
Love is a many-splendored thing, and trying to explore its true nature is by no means a simple task. This is what confronts Hamilton on a daily basis in the short film ON PAPER, directed by The London Film School’s very own Nicholas Nazari. The Entry Clearance Officer is in charge of scruitisinig newlyweds who have recently applied for a spouse visa.
New York is becoming a greener city. There are rooftop farms, community gardens, an abundance of bike lanes, better buses and grocery stores which shelve only organic products. But that’s not all. Chickens are popping up everywhere in the city - as pets, egg providers, and of course as free range dinner options. With this shift towards a more sustainable, high-tech animal friendly city, New Yorkers are feeling the pressure to align themselves with this new urban lifestyle.
Congratulations to our LFS staff, students and alumni who presented work at the 67th Berlinale. These were London Film School films through and through - brave, daring, surprising and tackling complex issues, and each made an impact.
The judges awarded LFS talent with 4 major awards this year at the Berlinale 2017:
GONZALO MAZA, LFS SCREENWRITING STUDENT | ‘UNA MUJER FANTASTICA (A FANTASTIC WOMAN)’ : SILVER BEAR FOR BEST SCREENPLAY, TEDDY AWARD - BEST FEATURE FILM 2017, INDEPENDENT JURIES, ECUMENICAL JURY, SPECIAL MENTION