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Berlinale Talents Series | Lara Zeidan: “A big part of filmmaking is questioning what’s around you and having something to say about it”

Lara Zeidan will take part in this year’s Berlinale Talents after having won the Teddy Award at last year’s Berlinale with her graduation film ‘Three Centimetres’. The one-take film, which was shot on a Ferris wheel with Beirut as its backdrop and follows three girls as they attempt to cheer up their friend after a breakup, has had an almost unstoppable festival run and was recently awarded the prestigious London Critics’ Circle Best British/Irish Short Film of the Year.

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Berlinale Talents Series: “All you have to listen to and trust is your inner voice”

If being chosen for Berlinale Talents is a bell-weather for future success then being chosen twice is surely a sign of great things to come. Jacqueline Lentzou was born in Athens, Greece (1989) and graduated with distinction from London Film School in 2013 with her film ‘Thirteen Blue’.

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Berlinale Talents Series: Zhannat Alshanova: “I miss the creative energy!”

As part of our series on this year’s selection, we spoke to Zhannat Alshanova about how she went from the corporate finance world in Kazakhstan to being selected as a director for Berlinale Talents all in the space of a few short years.

Sophie McVeigh: You graduated in Autumn 2017. Can you tell us about your background before coming to London Film School?

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Fab Five London Film School Grads Amongst This Year’s Berlinale Talents

You only have to look at the fact that films by nine former Berlinale Talents are on the shortlist for this year’s Oscars to understand what a bell-weather for future success this programme is – and this year London Film School has no fewer than five alumni taking part, one of them for the second time.

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London Film School to be special guests at German film festival

“It’s very important to foster dialogue and cooperation between the young creatives in Europe” - London Film School to be special guests at German film festival

A delegation of filmmakers from London Film School has been invited to present at the Festival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken this month.

The festival, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, takes place from the 14 to 20 January and is Germany’s most important forum for up-and-coming German-speaking filmmakers.