July Graduate Film and Alumni Highlights

Still from after a room, Dir-Writer Naomi Pacaifique, DoP: Xenia Patricia

Graduation Film News

We’re proud to announce that the graduate film after a room will world premiere at the prestigious film festival Locarno in the Pardi di domani - National Competition.

Director - Editor, Naomi Pacifique, Producers Juri Ferri and Raphael Manuel, DoP Xenia Patricia, Sound Pablo Carreras, AC Maya Wills, Gaffer Leslie Lin, Production Designers Davide Valsecchi and Shira Haimovici, AD Paisley Valentine. Huge congratulations to the whole crew and cast!

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Still from Asian Brass by Guyuan Ma, DoP Tong Liu

Two graduation films will screen at Encounters Film Festival 2021 in September

Asian Brass will premiere at the event. Congrats to the team, Dir Guyuan Ma, DoP Tong Liu AD Chiahui Liao Editor Shijie Zhang, Prod Design Jiahong Zhou.

Some Manifestations of the South, Congratulations to Dir Producer, DoP, and Editor Zhiyi Wang. Sound Lucas Boetsch

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Still from WE ALL JUST WANT TO BE MAD by Flora Tennant, DoP Xenia Guenther

Three graduation films will screen at British Shorts, Berlin in early August:

WE ALL JUST WANT TO BE MAD – Dir Flora Tennant, Producers Naomi Pacifique and Rafael Manuel, DoP Xenia Patricia, Prod Design Davide Valsecchi

The Lost Scot, Dir Julien Cornwall, Producer Eliot Geldberg-Wilson, AD Chelsey D’Adesky, Editor Luke Howe, DoP Paul Maziere, Production Designer Julia Bronwyn Weise, Sound Antonio Sequeira, AD Goncalo Ribeiro.

Caravan by Director William Anderson, DOP ET Ng, Editor Nailah Robinson, Sound Zhizi Hao and Rafael Mendoza.

LFS archive film Rave by Torstein Grude (MAF. will also screen as part of the UK Subcultures, Teenage Kicks programme.

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Still from Lost Scot by Julien Cornwall, DoP Paul Maziere


Alumni News

Sandstorm, directed by alumna Seemab Gul, has been selected for the Venice International Film Festival in the Orizzonti – Short Films programme. The film also had graduate Paisley Valentine Walsh involved as Associate Producer.

New film Carajita, written and produced by MA Screenwriting alumna Ulla Prida, and will premiere in the New Directors section of the San Sebastian International Film Festival.

Alvaro Gago features at the inaugural Spain Screen Stars of Tomorrow list.

Ben Paynter has been accepted into the first-ever Eureka Series programme run by the Series Mania Institute in Lille, France.

Martina Lisec’s short screenplay, The Last Dream, has made it to the quarterfinals at the HollyShorts Film Festival Screenplay Contest.

The debut feature by Screen Star of Tomorrow Colum Eastwood, Black Medicine, has been released on digital platforms in the UK. The film was also edited by alumnus Fredrik Limi.

Luke Howe wrote a 4-part docuseries on Discovery+ called Onision: In Real Life is available to stream in the US and the UK.

Hong Kong protest feature film, Wood and Water, is set to be released in North America. The film features cinematography by alumnus Alex Grigoras with alumna Hsien Niu as gaffer.

Mikel Gurrea has been named as one of Variety's 10 Catalan Talents to Track.

Recent Graduate Rafael Manuel has been selected for the Locarno Filmmakers Academy.

Short film When Neon Meets Argon, written and directed by MAS alumnus James Doherty,  premiered at the 33rd Galway Film Fleadh. The script was written as part of the MA Screenwriting course with fellow graduates Nicole Magabo, Vanessa Rose and Filippo D'Antuono working on script development in the Short Film Unit. The script supervisor on set was fellow MA Screenwriting graduate Theo James Krekis. 


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