The third International Film School Festival (FIDEC) takes place in Tétouan from 20-24th November 2017 and will feature a number of films by LFS students as well as Blackbird (2013), the award-winning debut feature by Jamie Chambers, a graduate of the Exeter University/London Film School PhD film practice programme.
FIDEC welcomes students from film schools across the globe to Morocco to participate in four days of screenings, panels and workshops. Students from London Film School will participate in a panel discussion at the festival along with Gisli Snaer, Acting Director & Head of Studies at LFS, and Professor Will Higbee from Exeter University. 2016 graduate Aegina Brahim will also take part in a panel with her film Laws of The Game, following on from its honourable mention in the Best Short Film category at the BFI London Film Festival.
The panel forms part of the activities associated with the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded research project, based at the University of Exeter, which analyses the transnational reach of Moroccan cinema, for which LFS is a partner institution - and follows on from the visit of two Moroccan filmmakers to LFS for the second term of 2017 as filmmakers in residence.
London Film School already has good form at the festival, with graduate Remi Itani’s short film Nazha being awarded the Prix du Jury last year.