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Another busy month of festival acceptances, screenings, and awards at London Film School! 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.
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.
Our final Berlinale Talent, Joshua Magor, grew up in South Africa and graduated from London Film School in 2017 with the feature film ‘We Are Thankful’, which had its world premiere at Locarno and was recently awarded Best Performance at Slamdance. He spoke to us about the profound experience of making this film in his home country, why he chose LFS, and why you should never be afraid of failure.
Sophie McVeigh: What was your journey like from growing up in South Africa to coming to London Film School?
London: February 4 2019: The London Film School, the UK’s longest-standing institution for nurturing filmmaking talent in the UK, has announced Academy Award™ winning director Asif Kapadia as an Honorary Associate of the Academy.
Lorenzo Nera graduated in 2016 with an ambitious film which is just now entering the festival circuit. He’s the perfect example, though, of how maintaining your network, working with fellow grads and diversifying your skills can be a path, not only to festival recognition but also to building a sustainable career post-film school. He talked to us about taking your time, using what you know, and how it feels to be one of this year’s Berlinale Talents.