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BAFTA AWARDS FOR "VERA DRAKE"

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.

BEST FILM DIRECTING AWARD FOR NORMA NEBOT

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.

"VERA DRAKE" Director: MIKE LEIGH

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.

"SOLO" WON AUDIENCES AWARD

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.

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