LFS Governor Olivier Kaempfer also to take part in Q&A with Director of LSFF and BFI LFF shorts programme, Philip Ilson.
London Film School will be represented by no less than 12 screenings at the upcoming London Short Film Festival, which takes place from 11 – 20 January at independent cinemas and venues across London.
Current student Zhizi Hao will screen his Term two film ‘The Audition’ alongside LFS alumna Cait Lyn Adamson (‘Some Girls’), Ju Shardlow (‘23 Red’), Andrew Rose (‘All You Can Carry’), Christopher Manning (‘Isha’), and Muriel D’Ansembourg (‘Good Night’), all of whom will screen their graduation films. Alumni also screening their post-LFS work include Gaëlle Mourre with ‘The Feast’, Jacqueline Lentzou with ‘Hector Malot – The Last Day of the Year’, Ben Aston with ‘Hafterlife’, Terence Chim with ‘The After Party’, Chi Yu with ‘22.3.16’ and Kyla Simone Bruce with ‘Mercury’.
These films, which have already seen success at film festivals across the globe, represent the fantastically diverse work coming out of London Film School, as well as the wonderful work that our grads go on to produce post-film school. Jaqueline Lentzou’s ‘Hector Malot’, for example, has won multiple awards including the Leica Cine Discovery Award at Cannes Film Festival’s Critics’ Week and was recently voted by Kinoscope as one of its Top Five Shorts of 2018.
The London Short Film Festival, which is now in its 16th year and has been called “a vital moment in the UK film calendar, and a beacon of inclusive and ground-breaking filmmaking from a diverse range of backgrounds” by The Voice, will this year feature a retrospective of 1980s short films alongside the usual program of screenings, workshops, panels and Q&As.
One such Q&A will be a conversation between the festival’s director, Philip Ilson, and London Film School governor and alumnus Olivier Kaempfer. During the event, which takes place at 4pm on January 14 at The Horse Hospital, “Kaempfer will share insight into his career as a producer of both shorts and features, divulging the practicalities and sustainability of moving between the two, as well as chatting about founding his own independent production house, Parkville Pictures.”
Olivier graduated from LFS in 2007 and founded the London-based Parkville Pictures in the same year. He was Executive Producer on 2018’s ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’, which won the Grand Jury Prize for US Drama at last year’s Sundance. He is also Senior Executive of the Microwave film fund, Film London's ground-breaking micro-budget production scheme in partnership with BFI, BBC Films, and Creative Skillset.
The event will be followed from 5.30-6.30pm by a Happy Hour courtesy of the British Council and BFI Network. London Film School will also be sponsoring a Happy Hour at the Horse Hospital on 17 January at 5.30pm, where attendees can network, share ideas and probe advice from the industry pros without hierarchy, leaving with fresh new contacts and energy renewed.
We hope to see you there for a drink and congratulations to all students and alumni screening at the festival!
Tickets are available at https://shortfilms.org.uk/
Written by Sophie McVeigh - Follow on @sophiescripts