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.
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.
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.
When he was at high school, a young Radu Ghelbereu experienced tragedy when one of his friends died on the way to buy a suit for his prom. While Ghelbereu was obviously saddened that he’d never see his friend again, this difficult scenario stayed with him until he used it as inspiration for his graduation film at The London Film School.