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- Friday 31 July
We are saddened to hear of Alan Parker’s passing. A remarkable filmmaker with an extraordinarily varied body of work, who has given us many, many, wonderful films.
It will soon be two months since the tragic death of George Floyd. In early June I wrote to students and staff setting out London Film School’s support for Black Lives Matter and now wanted to give an update.
We are taking the time to do this right and will shortly publish a plan of accountable actions as, for us, this is about making long-term changes for the better.
Last update: 17 July 2020, 12pm BST
Mindful of growing concerns within the London Film School’s community, we are taking a number of measures in response to the developing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The key priority of these measures remains the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, and reducing the need for our students or staff to be on the LFS premises.
We are enormously proud of the Silver Bear Jury Prize win for Rafael Mendoza’s (MAF 192) graduation film Filipiñana at the 70th Berlinale. Read all about the film and the award-winning team behind it here. The film has also been selected to screen at this year's
London Film School was delighted this weekend to hear that LFS student, Rafael Manuel, had won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale Film Festival for the Short Film Jury Prize with his LFS graduation film, Filipiñana!
Director of LFS, Gisli Snaer, said: “We are all tremendously proud of Rafael and the entire Filipiñana crew for producing such a stunning, unique film. Each and every one of them richly deserved to be nominated and win this prestigious award.”
The London Film School, the UK’s longest-standing institution for nurturing filmmaking talent in the UK has announced prolific Director/Writer/Producer Sir Alan William Parker CBE and Gurinder Chadha OBE as Honorary Associates of LFS. The accolade was awarded and presented by Chairman of the School, Greg Dyke at BFI Southbank, with Lord David Puttnam accepting on behalf of Sir Alan Parker OBE.
London Film School is thrilled to announce that Rafael Mendoza’s graduation film Filipiñana will premiere at Berlinale Shorts 2020.
No fewer than 24 short films from 18 countries will compete for the Golden Bear for Best Short Film. A key achievement amidst thousands of entries!
Many congratulations to the crew of LFS students and graduates of Filipiñana: Writer-Director Rafael Mendoza, DoP Xenia Guenther, AD Naomi Poltier-Mutal, AC Shyam Manjuvil, Gaffer Eng Teck Ng, Editor and Producer, Rafael. Production Designer Andrea Vigoni.