It’s been another great month of achievements at LFS – here is our June round-up of everything our students and alumni have been up to!
We’re enormously proud of the work and continued successes of our students and graduates! Here we have a selection of the festival acceptances, screenings, and awards they have enjoyed over the last month.
First, MA Screenwriting graduate and PhD student Gonzalo Maza’s (MAS 12) first feature film, Ella es Cristina, will be released on 13 June 2019. Maza is the writer-director on the film, produced by Salma Hayek’s Ventanarosa Productions.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS to our Chairman Mike Leigh on winning another award. This time the BAFTA AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR for his latest film "VERA DRAKE". Congratulations also go to his leading actress Imelda Staunton on winning Best Actress in a Leading Role for the same film.
Norma Nebot has won BEST FILM DIRECTING AWARD for her film "ANNA" - Part 1 of the portmanteau film "SENSES" at the 2nd International Students Festival of Film Art, Balchik, Bulgaria, 22-26 September, organised and sponsored by the Student Film Forum Foundation - Bulgaria.
The jury's comment under the listing for the award was "for the elegant sensitivity of the tone of our time".
"I AND THOU" BY FEDERICO SPOLIANSKY WON BEST PRODUCTION IN THE EXPERIMENTAL SECTION OF FESTIVAL IN CHILE
Federico Spoliansky's graduation film "I AND THOU" has won the Award for Best Production in the Experimental Section of the International Festival de Cine
Universitario UNIACC, Chile, 14-16 December 2004.
VENICE GOLDEN LION WINNER "VERA DRAKE" directed by our Chairman of the LFS Board of Governors, MIKE LEIGH, took four of the top awards and scooped a total of six prizes at last nights British Independent Film Awards (BIFA's).
The story of a well-meaning back-street abortionist was named Best Independent Film, Mike Leigh was named Best Director and leading actors Imelda Staunton and Phil Davis were named Best Actors. The film also won prizes for Eddie Marsan as Best Supporting Actor and Best Achievement in Production.