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  • Monday 5 November
  • 1:50pm
  • BIFA

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.

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Screenwriter Spotlight

Sophie McVeigh on CanneSeries and signing up with an agent: Sophie graduated from the MA in Screenwriting (MAS) in 2017 and will be known to following MAS cohorts as one of the students that course leaders like to hold up as the golden mean when it comes to essay writing. A prior teacher and hobby writer, Sophie is one of those people who decided to give up on it all in order to dedicate herself to screenwriting, starting with the MA at London Film School (LFS). The results have paid off.

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New Senior Appointment at London Film School: Head of Studies, Femi Kolade


LFS is delighted to announce the appointment of Femi Kolade as Head of Studies, starting from January 2019. This latest appointment at the School brings together a wealth of filmmaking expertise and academic talent, offering opportunities to develop the School as a beacon of excellence, innovation and inclusion in filmmaking education.   

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London Film Festival already in its second week has garnered praise for successfully managing to achieve gender parity. An astonishing 60% of its programmed feature films were made by or in conjunction with women, whilst across all categories 30% of films were made by women.

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LFS Grad, Koby Adom, selected for Screen Star of Tomorrow 2018

Many congratulations to our very talented and recent MA Filmmaking graduate, Koby Adom. Adom has been selected for Screen Start of Tomorrow 2018 and is LFS’ third graduate to be included in this prestigious selection.

He graduated in 2016 from London Film School with his short HOUSE GIRL, travelling to Ghana with the crew to create the film. The short screened at Montréal World Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Africa International Film Festival and Ann Arbor.

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London Film School Appoints COO, Dan Lawson


London Film School Appoints COO, Dan Lawson. LFS expands Executive Team, appoints Dan Lawson to a new senior leadership role.

London Film School (LFS) has appointed Dan Lawson as Chief Operating Officer. The COO is a new role and member of LFS’ executive team, created in response to the growth and future plans of the School. Lawson’s appointment rounds out the executive team following the appointment of Gisli Snaer as Director in June 2018, coming after Greg Dyke’s appointment as Chairman in April 2018.

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Dhruv Tripathi’s Grad Film at Moscow’s International Short FF

Good luck to Dhruv Tripathi and crew for the grad film '10x10ft'! The short has won Best Screenplay at the Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival and will compete at the Moscow Shorts’ Annual Gala, held in Moscow, 2019. 

Dhruv: “We want to thank everyone who helped and supported us in making this film. Hopefully, there's a lot more to come!”

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London Film School featured as Guest Academy at Sarajevo Film Festival 2018

Three London Film School (LFS) students, along with tutor Richard Kwietniowski, represented London Film School with a showcase of their graduation films at the Sarajevo Film Festival this August.

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Lucca Nappa wins at Rhode Island IFF with Grad Film ‘Warriors of Sanità’

After winning the Special Award – Rai cinema Channel Giffoni at the Giffoni Film Festival 2018, Luca Nappa’s grad film ‘Warriors of Sanità’ wins the Grand Prize: Voyages of Discovery at Flickers, the Rhode Island International Film Festival 2018.

Many congratulations to Luca and the crew!

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Netflix Cricket and Corruption Drama: Selection Day by Director & LFS Workshops tutor Udayan Prasad

We're excited to hear about Udayan Prasad's latest project: Prasad is the director and executive producer on 'Selection Day', the second of Netflix's India Original Series. Set in present-day Mumbai, the series is based on the novel of the same name by Man Booker Prize-winning author Aravind Adiga.

'Selection Day' is being produced by Anand Tucker and Sharon Maguire's company Seven Stories and Anil Kapoor Film and Communication Network Pvt Ltd.

About Udayan Prasad