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Female representation and ‘strong women’ paradox with LFS Honorary Associate and 2019 BAFTA winner for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema, Elizabeth Karlsen
At a time when much of the conversation in the film industry revolves around gender parity and representation of women on the world’s top film sets, Elizabeth Karlsen is one of the industry’s mavericks whose views on the subject might offer some insight. The multi-award-winning producer’s most recent films Colette and Carol are illustrative of the type of stories that can win critics and audiences while giving women’s narratives centre stage. She is currently a Patron of the Women’s Film and Television Network.
Winning Sundance, selling yourself, and distinct cinematic voices: an interview with producer Olivier Kaempfer
Olivier is in that enviable position of being part of the establishment whilst still retaining an edge. BAFTA-nominated, Sundance-winning, and the executive director of one of the most important film funds in the UK, Microwave, he’s one of the best people you could hope to talk to about time management as well as the state of British cinema.
We are pleased to announce that the Leverhulme Trust has awarded the London Film School a grant for Leverhulme Arts Scholarships. These awards will be available for the terms starting in September 2019.
LFS is delighted to announce the appointment of Femi Kolade as Head of Studies, starting from January 2019. This latest appointment at the School brings together a wealth of filmmaking expertise and academic talent, offering opportunities to develop the School as a beacon of excellence, innovation and inclusion in filmmaking education.
London Film Festival already in its second week has garnered praise for successfully managing to achieve gender parity. An astonishing 60% of its programmed feature films were made by or in conjunction with women, whilst across all categories 30% of films were made by women.
Many congratulations to our very talented and recent MA Filmmaking graduate, Koby Adom. Adom has been selected for Screen Start of Tomorrow 2018 and is LFS’ third graduate to be included in this prestigious selection.
He graduated in 2016 from London Film School with his short HOUSE GIRL, travelling to Ghana with the crew to create the film. The short screened at Montréal World Film Festival, London Short Film Festival, Africa International Film Festival and Ann Arbor.
London Film School Appoints COO, Dan Lawson. LFS expands Executive Team, appoints Dan Lawson to a new senior leadership role.
London Film School (LFS) has appointed Dan Lawson as Chief Operating Officer. The COO is a new role and member of LFS’ executive team, created in response to the growth and future plans of the School. Lawson’s appointment rounds out the executive team following the appointment of Gisli Snaer as Director in June 2018, coming after Greg Dyke’s appointment as Chairman in April 2018.
Good luck to Dhruv Tripathi and crew for the grad film '10x10ft'! The short has won Best Screenplay at the Moscow Shorts International Short Film Festival and will compete at the Moscow Shorts’ Annual Gala, held in Moscow, 2019.
Dhruv: “We want to thank everyone who helped and supported us in making this film. Hopefully, there's a lot more to come!”