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.
FILM AWARDS 2004
“PAUL’S LUCKY DAY” by Jamie Palmer won FIRST PRIZE at MAR DEL PLATA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL, Buenos Aires, Argentina 11-20th March 2004.
“BLUES IS MY MIDDLE NAME” by Winta Yohannes won BEST FILM/VIDEO BY A BLACK FILMMAKER at the BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA FILM FESTIVAL, Berlin, Germany 6-9 & 14-16 May 2004.
“THICKER THAN WATER” by Daneeta Loretta Saft won SILVER PELICAN AWARD, at PELICON D’OR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Chalmette, Louisianna, USA 23-24 April, 2004.
"BLUE'S IS MY MIDDLE NAME" 132/4/A, Writer/Director Winta Yohannes has won Best Film/Video by a black filmmaker at the Fountainhead, Black International Cinema Film Festival in Berlin 6/9 and 14/16 May 2004. She received a certificate and the School a paperweight.
"THICKER THAN WATER" 142/5/C Writer/Director Daneeta Loretta Saft has won the Silver Pelican Award at the Pelican D'Or Short Film Festival, Chalmette, Louisianna, USA 23/24th April 2004.
"PAUL'S LUCKY DAY" 141/4/C, Writer/Director Jamie Palmer, has won 1st Prize at Mar Del Plata International Film Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina 11-20th March 2004. This is the most prestigious festival in the whole of South America and the director is an ex-student Miguel Pereira. Jamie got a certificate, a Kodak Award which is 5 reels of 35mm negative and they will help with his first feature but post-production would have to be in Argentina! Special Mention by the Argentina Cinematography Journalists Association and the Cinecolor Laboratories for the Postproduction Award.
KODAK STUDENT COMMERCIAL FILM AWARDS 2000/01
TOBIAS WEBER’S FILM (AMERCIAN EXPRESS)
1st in Brief
2nd Over All
3rd Prize DOP – Diego Rodriguez
3rd Prize Editing – Ian Bonhote
AARON STEWART’S FILM ( KODAK IMPULSE)
2nd In Brief
DUNCAN JONES’S FILM (KODAK SINGLE USE)
1ST Prize DOP – Eric Lehner
IAN BONHOTE’S FILM (KODAK IMPULSE)
2ND Prize DOP – Tobias Weber/Diego Rodriguez
OTHER FESTIVAL AWARDS: