It’s been another great month of achievements at LFS – here is our June round-up of everything our students and alumni have been up to!
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.
First, MA Screenwriting graduate and PhD student Gonzalo Maza’s (MAS 12) first feature film, Ella es Cristina, will be released on 13 June 2019. Maza is the writer-director on the film, produced by Salma Hayek’s Ventanarosa Productions.
MA Filmmaking graduate Franco Volpi's grad film has had a very exciting run, from a Student Oscar finalist and Student BAFTA shortlist to 26 festivals around the world, including Palm Springs, Max Ophüls, and Sao Paolo. This number continues to increase, as Sol de Agosto has been selected for the highly respected Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019!
"I have the right to live my life"
We’re proud to see further screenings for MA Filmmaking graduate Lara Zeidan’s grad film ‘Three Centimetres’ at the only LGBT Festival in Russia, Side By Side.
Sophie McVeigh on CanneSeries and signing up with an agent: Sophie graduated from the MA in Screenwriting (MAS) in 2017 and will be known to following MAS cohorts as one of the students that course leaders like to hold up as the golden mean when it comes to essay writing. A prior teacher and hobby writer, Sophie is one of those people who decided to give up on it all in order to dedicate herself to screenwriting, starting with the MA at London Film School (LFS). The results have paid off.
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.