CHRISSY HAS WON A FESTIVAL AWARD

Chrissy, our Librarian/Festival Co-ordinator, etc. has been presented with a Certificate and Paperweight Award by the Student Film Forum Foundation at their 2nd International Students Festival of Film Art, Balchik -2004, Bulgaria, 25.9.2004. For the way she presented LFS student work to the festival and the Certificate reads "Award for Best Represented Academy Within The Festival Programme".

OSCAR NOMINEE IN THREE CATEGORIES "VERA DRAKE"

"VERA DRAKE", the new film by Mike Leigh, our Chairman, was nominated in three categories at the Oscar Award ceremony last night. Mike was up for Best Director, Imelda Staunton up for Actress in a Leading Role and the script up for Original Screenplay.

Best Director went to Clint Eastwood for "Million Dollar Baby", Actress in a Leading Role went to Hilary Swank for "Million Dollar Baby" and Original Screenplay went to Charlie Kaufman, Michel Gondry and Pierre Bismuth for "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind".

OSCAR NOMINEE FOR ASHVIN KUMAR EX-STUDENT C. 145

Nominee in Category "Short Film - Live Action"

"LITTLE TERRORIST"

Writer/Director: Ashvin Kumar

FILM SYNOPSIS
When a young Pakistani boy accidentally crosses the mine-strewn border into India in pursuit of his cricket ball, he is helped by a Hindu teacher.

ACADEMY AWARDS HISTORY
This is the first Academy Award nomination for Ashvin Kumar.

ALSO NOMINATED IN THIS CATEGORY
EVERYTHING IN THIS COUNTRY MUST
7:35 IN THE MORNING
TWO CARS, ONE NIGHT
WASP

The winner for this category was "WASP".

AWARD WINNING PRODUCER GAVIN POOLMAN EX-LFS STUDENT C. 95

Gavin Poolman is an Alumni of the LFS. He is Canadian but he is based in the UK. He was at the school in 1984-1986. Two of the films that he and his company, Apollo Films (a member of PACT) have produced received good Festival and commercial credits. The website links are listed below and also a short precise of each film:

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/festival_express/

or the New York Times review:

BEST SHORT FILM AT BAFTA

Congratulations also go to Nancy Harrison, our Honarary Student, who is a student at the London Metropole University, and who has worked on many of our student films as Producer/Production Assistant, was Production Assistant on the Bafta Award winning Short Film "The Banker" directed by Hattie Dalton.

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