- Friday 18 January
- Jacqueline Lentzou
If being chosen for Berlinale Talents is a bell-weather for future success then being chosen twice is surely a sign of great things to come. Jacqueline Lentzou was born in Athens, Greece (1989) and graduated with distinction from London Film School in 2013 with her film ‘Thirteen Blue’.
As part of our series on this year’s selection, we spoke to Zhannat Alshanova about how she went from the corporate finance world in Kazakhstan to being selected as a director for Berlinale Talents all in the space of a few short years.
Sophie McVeigh: You graduated in Autumn 2017. Can you tell us about your background before coming to London Film School?
You only have to look at the fact that films by nine former Berlinale Talents are on the shortlist for this year’s Oscars to understand what a bell-weather for future success this programme is – and this year London Film School has no fewer than five alumni taking part, one of them for the second time.
“It’s very important to foster dialogue and cooperation between the young creatives in Europe” - London Film School to be special guests at German film festival
A delegation of filmmakers from London Film School has been invited to present at the Festival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken this month.
The festival, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, takes place from the 14 to 20 January and is Germany’s most important forum for up-and-coming German-speaking filmmakers.
LFS Governor Olivier Kaempfer also to take part in Q&A with Director of LSFF and BFI LFF shorts programme, Philip Ilson.
London Film School will be represented by no less than 12 screenings at the upcoming London Short Film Festival, which takes place from 11 – 20 January at independent cinemas and venues across London.
London Film School has something of a reputation for developing talent and filmmakers’ creative voices. Often the most formative and remunerative work directors do, particularly early on in their careers, is commercials. One of LFS’s graduates who has been carving out a name for himself as a commercial director, is TJ O’Grady Peyton, graduated from LFS’ MA Filmmaking in 2010.
Many congratulations to MA Screenwriting grad Lawrie Doran for being one of 12 John Brabourne recipients!
We’re proud to see further screenings for MA Filmmaking graduate Lara Zeidan’s grad film ‘Three Centimetres’ at the only LGBT Festival in Russia, Side By Side.