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.
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.
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.
From high drama to sci-fi dystopias, Vincenzo “Vinnie” Marranghino has shot it all. Known around school for his infectious laugh and epic moustache, the winner of the 2017 LFS Cinematography Award, sponsored by Panalux, sat down with us to discuss his journey to, through and after film school.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is fast approaching, from 20 June, and three London Film School films are screening. In competition are graduate films by Lara Zeidan’s ‘Three Centimetres’, Camille Nock’s ‘Bo & Mei’, and Elzbieta Piekacz’s ‘At dawn of flowers open the gates of paradise’ all screening as part of the “Shorts: Dream Images” programme.
The tiny village of Schull (population 658), home to Fastnet Film Festival, one of Ireland’s most innovative and idiosyncratic short film festivals, will welcome a host of LFS students, staff and alumni next week as they take part in both the festival competition and its London Film School Showcase.