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Our November successes for our students and alumni: Huge congratulations to LFS alumnus Hamish Summers, the series producer of BBC One's DIY SOS which will be honoured with a BAFTA Special Award at a 20-year anniversary tribute event in December.
Congratulations to the following alumni with work at this year's BFI London Film Festival:
"TEMPUS FUGIT" has just been awarded Best Director and Special Mention to Best Actor (Xavi Mira) at the prestigious Comedy Film Festival of Peñíscola, Spain
Golden Gate Award to Best Narrative for Televisión,
Enric's feature "TEMPUS FUGIT" has just been awarded twice in the USA. He says
awarded in San Francisco and Houston!
Last week the San Francisco International Film Festival awarded
Tempus Fugit the Golden Gate Award to Best Narrative
for Televisión, Long Format.
The award was given by a panel that chose amongst
200 TV Movies and TV series from all over the world.
Meanwhile, in Houston, Texas, the Worldfest conceded
Tempus Fugit the Special Jury Prize.
This awards must be added to...
Our Chairman, Mike Leigh, has been honoured for Distinguished Services to the Arts by the Critics' Circle at a special lunch held at the Chelsea Arts Club. This announcement in THE STAGE newspaper goes on to say "The film director and playwright was presented with his award by vice-president John Marriott and president Mike Dixon. Past winners have included Ian McKellen, Harold Pinter and David Lean.
His best known stage play "ABIGAIL'S PARTY", recently revived at Hampstead Theatre. He is currently writing his first play for 11 years, to be presented at the National Theatre."
Martin Stitt - Course 143 - is pleased to announce that his first feature entitled "NINE DAYS OF HELL" - "our homage to Roger Corman, the King of low budget film making, is having its world premiere at the Fearless Tales Genre Festival in San Francisco. Screening alongside titles such as 'REX STEELE : Nazi Smasher' and 'Teenage Bikini Vampires' - which gives you a flavour for the festival!"
For more information please check out the website http://www.fearlesstales.com/site/
"COMMENDED" & "TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT" CERTIFICATES AWARDED TO "SOLO AT THE LEARNING ON SCREEN AWARDS 2005
"SOLO" Written and directed by Marina Simoes, Cinematographer Shu-Hao Chu, Editor Carlos Armella has won a Commended Certificate Award in the category Student Production sponsored by JVC Professional and Technical Achievement Award for Sound and Lighting at the Learning on Screen Awards 2005, held in Bradford at the National Museum for Photography, Film and Television on Monday, 21st March. The certificate is signed by Clive Izard, Chairman of the Society for Screen-Based Learning and Murray Weston, Director, British Universities Film & Video Council.