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.
Marina Simoes 6th term graduation film "SOLO" has won the Audiences Award at the International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, 1-7 November 2004.
Daniel Mitelpunkt from Israel, LFS Graduate 2003. His film "ALMOST" won the Grand Prix Europeen des Premiers Films, IMAGES 2004, Vevey, Switzerland.
Joel Perez Irizarry's Graduation film "SHEEPDOG" has won First Prize for Best Short Film in the Puerto Rico International Film Festival which took place in the Puerto Rico Museum of Art in August. You will find more information at www.thefilmfoundation.org. It has also competed in the Griffon International Film Festival in Missouri in October. (www.mwsc.edu/griff/)
An LFS graduate Avi Kleinburger has just shown his film "ATASH" at the London Film Festival after it had won the International Critics Prize at Cannes in June this year.
"THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" Staring Al Pucino is due to be released soon produced by two of our alumni Barry Navidi and Michael Cowan.