Koby Adom, who was born on the Ivory Coast and grew up in London, graduated from London Film School in 2016 with the critically acclaimed ‘House Girl’, set in Accra, Ghana, where his family comes from. When we last spoke to Koby at the end of 2017, he had just been selected for funding by Film London’s highly competitive London Calling Plus scheme to make his next short, ‘Haircut’. Now he’s floating on air after winning the London Calling Plus Award, selected by legendary Director of the final four ‘Harry Potter’ films and ‘Fantastic Beasts’, David Yates.
North America’s biggest short film festival, the Palm Springs International ShortFest, takes place this month, with three recent LFS graduation films selected and two alumni screening their work:
Creative Skillset's Trainee Finder has helped place trainees on UK Feature Films, Children's TV and High-End TV Drama across the UK. Some of the great work trainees have found through the initiative have included roles on ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘God's Own Country’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’, and on High-End TV Dramas such as ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Poldark’.
So far accepted onto the shortlist for the BAFTA Student Film Awards and admitted to the Palm Springs International Film Festival, we think it is safe to say that director and LFS graduate Franco Volpi’s graduation film is doing pretty well!
'Sol de Agosto (August Sun)' is a dramatic comedy, the film is a character study about a ‘son reconnecting with his ailing mother while mired in bureaucratic paperwork, heavy traffic, long queues and bad manners’.
Following his success, Franco sat down with us to talk about his time at LFS and how it has shaped his practice.
Congratulations and Celebrations go to Babak Jalali as his film "Heydar, An Afghan in Tehran" has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Best Short Film Category 2006.
"HEYDAR, AN AFGHAN IN TEHRAN" Graduation film written and directed by Babak Jalali (C. 149)won Best Student Film at the New York City Short Film Festival, November 2005. The film also got a Special Mention at the Cork Film Festival, Ireland - October 2005.
This film is doing really well as it has been accepted at 12 festivals and already screened at 9 of them.
"I AND THOU" Written and directed by Federico Spoliansky (C.147), which was his graduation film, has just won Best Experimental Film at the Miami Short Film Festival, USA, 21-26 November.
Also, at the same festival, Daniel Silber's "HOUNDS" was one of the runners up for Best Short Movie.
"TEMPUS FUGIT" Written and directed by Enric Folch, C.110 has now won all the following awards:
Gigi Roccati C. 146 graduation film "CHLOE TRAVELS TIME" won the UNIVERSAL STUDIO CINEMASTER 2005 which gave Gigi a three week internship at Universal and Focus Film in May in LA where he had a chance ot meet top executives and directors. Chloe has been bought by the Sky Channel Universal Studio and has been broadcast.