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Peter Holliday appointed as Interim Director at London Film School

  • Wednesday 4 May
  • 2:54pm
  • london film school

Peter Holliday has been appointed as the Interim Director at London Film School (LFS) following the departure of Gisli Snaer, who steps down at the end of May. Peter will start at LFS mid-May and take over leadership as the Board of Governors lead the process to recruit a permanent successor.

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Once again, our alumni and students have impressed us with their remarkable achievements in the past month. We’re incredibly proud to be connected with all the brilliant and hardworking talent who have studied with us.

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The London Film School Graduate Showcase 2022

The London Film School annual Graduate Showcase is an opportunity to celebrate the hardworking LFS graduates, present projects across all MA Degree courses and create a launching point for going into the industry. Following two years of pandemic restrictions and online events, we’re thrilled to be hosting a live Graduate Showcase this year.

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Ukrainian filmmaker, Masha Novikova’s Glorious Revolution selected for La Cinef

London Film School graduate competes in renowned film school short film competition at Cannes Film Festival    

London Film School (LFS) graduate Masha Novikova has been selected for La Cinef 2022 for her short film, Glorious Revolution. Set in 2014 at the height of the Ukrainian revolution, the film depicts a mother’s loss, as her son is killed while protesting in Independence Square. Her attempt to bury him as a hero clashes with the corruption in the bureaucratic system, testing her view of Ukraine.  

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Alumni Highlights

March was a busy month for our alumni with a number of successes and achievements across the board. MA Screenwriting graduate Taiyo Yoshida won the Best Film Script (19 and Over) for Get in the Groove in the Film The House Competition.

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We Stand With Ukraine

The LFS community has been devastated by the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian State, and we stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and millions of others, to condemn the actions of the Russian government in the strongest possible terms. 

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London Film School Director, Gisli Snaer, steps down

Tuesday 8th March 2022

Gisli Snaer, CEO of London Film School to step down.

The London Film School today announces that Gisli Snaer, the CEO is to step down at the end of May this year.

The LFS Chair, Greg Dyke said “I would like to pay tribute to Gisli and all he has achieved in his six years at the school, the last three as director. In particular the Board thanked him for his success in leading the school through the very difficult Covid years.”

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So Far So Good will premiered at IN THE PALACE ISFF (Bulgaria), starting on February 26th. Writer-Dir-Editor: Maria Pawlikowska, Prod.Design: Jessie Barnett and Mirjana Vlaovic.

Sucking Diesel will screen its premiere at Dublin FF (Ireland). Writer-Dir: Sam McGrath.

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Alumna Carla Simón wins Golden Bear at Berlinale

Amazing news and huge congratulations to Catalan Director and LFS alumna Carla Simón for winning the Berlinale's Golden Bear Award for Best Film with Alcarràs.

About Carla Simón

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Funding for prospective students at LFS

We want to make sure that every student can attend, no matter their financial situation. At LFS, you'll have access to an internationally renowned film industry network in the heart of London, taught craft excellence, and the ability to put sought-after credits to your name. Scholarships and bursaries are available to UK and EU/EEA students, highlighted below and Federal Funding is available to American students.