Jane Roscoe, director of London Film School, leaves at the end of this term to take up an exciting new opportunity after a busy three years. The LFS Board congratulates Jane on her new appointment as Professor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at UWE (University of the West of England) where she will start in September.
LFS took to Cannes once again this year, returning to the festival where two years ago alumnus Simon Mesa Sota took the Palme d’Or for his graduation film Leidi. As well as hosting a breakfast with thought leaders in the post-production industry, exploring ways the film school can best prepare graduates for new workflows and emerging forms and formats, we spent much of our time promoting the work of our students to producers, commissioners and sales agents, all on the lookout for new talent.
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.
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
Many people will be familiar with the tragic tale of British Antartic expedition to the North Pole led by Captain Scott. While the actions of Scott are well documented, Azerbaijani Director Javid Zaidov chose to retell the story in his short film, OUTSIDE, but from the perspective of one of Scott’s men.