This month we had the opportunity to hear about plenty of exciting student, graduate, and alumni achievements. Zeta Spyraki's grad film, 'Meltemi' was awarded Best Film and Best Fiction Film at the Big Shoulders Student Film Festival. MAF alumni, Christine Sherwood's 'Cherry Glazed' won the Bronze Prize at the LA Shorts Award, former Student Union President, Guy Wilson, won Cinema Suono, and Camille Nock's Term 5 film, 'Bo & Mei', won best LGBT Film Debut at the New Renaissance Film Festival: Amsterdam. Not to be forgotten, Lara Zeidan and Marcello Martinessi took home top prizes at Berlinale as well.
Here are the films and festivals to watch out for in the upcoming months.
Pasadena International Film Festival 7 - 15 March 2018
'Cherry Glazed' – Christine Sherwood, MAF 2012
Pakistan International Film Festival 7 March 2018
'Still Rolling: The DDLJ Story' – Natashja Rathore, MAS 2015
LFS Graduate Film
Toronto International Film Festival Kids 9 - 18 March 2018
'Hacia el Sol' – Monica Santis, MAF 2015
LFS Graduate Film
University of Westminster Film Festival 26 - 28 March 2018
'Revolve' – Ka Ki Wong, Current Student
Term 2 Film
Buenos Aires Independent Cinema Festival 11 - 22 April 2018
'Mariela' – Victoria Romero, MAS 2016
Go Short: International Short Film Festival Nijmegen 11 - 25 April 2018
'Diliman' – Timothy Collanto, Current Student
LFS Graduate Film
Hyperdrive Sci-fi & Fantasy Independent Charity Film Festival 19 - 20 May 2018
'KAI' – Bernardo Leyte Cortés, MAF 2016
LFS Graduate Film
Firenze Film Festival 3 - 10 November 2018
'Indigo Valley' – Jaclyn Bethany, MAS 2016
(Top: Film still from Victoria Romero's 'Mariela'. Director of Photography Agustín Chibán) 
(Middle: Film still from Monica Santis's 'Hacia el Sol'. Director of Photography Zeta Spyraki) 
(Bottom: Film still from Timothy Collante's 'Diliman'. Director of Photography Nicholas Nazari)