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Five LFS Grads Selected for Palm Springs, the US’s Biggest Short Film Festival

North America’s biggest short film festival, the Palm Springs International ShortFest, takes place this month, with three recent LFS graduation films selected and two alumni screening their work:

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LFS Stories: An interview with Creative Skillset Editor Trainee Louisa Hawkins

Creative Skillset's Trainee Finder has helped place trainees on UK Feature Films, Children's TV and High-End TV Drama across the UK. Some of the great work trainees have found through the initiative have included roles on ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘God's Own Country’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’, and on High-End TV Dramas such as ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Poldark’.

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LFS Stories: An Interview with Director Franco Volpi

So far accepted onto the shortlist for the BAFTA Student Film Awards and admitted to the Palm Springs International Film Festival, we think it is safe to say that director and LFS graduate Franco Volpi’s graduation film is doing pretty well!

'Sol de Agosto (August Sun)' is a dramatic comedy, the film is a character study about a ‘son reconnecting with his ailing mother while mired in bureaucratic paperwork, heavy traffic, long queues and bad manners’.

Following his success, Franco sat down with us to talk about his time at LFS and how it has shaped his practice.

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GISLI SNAER APPOINTED AS NEW DIRECTOR OF LONDON FILM SCHOOL

PRESS RELEASE

London Film School (LFS) is delighted to announce that the award-winning film director and dedicated educator, Gisli Snaer, has been appointed as the new Director of the School with immediate effect.

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“I’m still trying to believe it!” - Jacqueline Lentzou wins Cannes Critics’ Week Award

Jacqueline Lentzou’s latest short film has been awarded the Leica Cine Discovery Award at the Cannes Film Festival’s annual Critics’ Week after having its international premiere there.

Lentzou, who was born in Athens and who graduated with distinction from London Film School in 2013, wrote and directed ‘Hector Malo: The Last Day of the Year’, a black comedy-drama set in her native Greece, which tells the story of a young woman on New Year’s Eve.

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