LFS NOVEMBER ROUND-UP: STUDENT & ALUMNI NEWS

Our November successes for our students and alumni: Huge congratulations to LFS alumnus Hamish Summers, the series producer of BBC One's DIY SOS which will be honoured with a BAFTA Special Award at a 20-year anniversary tribute event in December. 

Amanda Nell Eu is one of eight recipients of the inaugural Southeast Asia Co-Production Grant by the Singapore Film Commission. Her debut featureTiger Stripes will receive S$250,000 towards its production.

Read a new article on graduate Zhannat Alshanovacourtesy of ArteKino, who just awarded her first feature project, Mother Tongue, a funding award.

There have been plenty of festival acceptances among our graduation films:

Congratulations to Luca Nappa, whose graduation film Warriors of Sanità is now streaming on the RAI Cinema website, the national broadcaster of Italy, for viewers based in the country. 

Christine Wu's Ada has picked up laurels from the Blow-Up Arthouse Filmfest Chicago, Experimental Forum LA, and the International Film Festival AT THE FRINGE in Sweden. 

Elzbieta Piekacz's At Dawn, the Flowers Open the Gates of Paradise will screen at the BFI Stephen St in December as part of the London Super Shorts Film Festival, as well as the BACKUP AND BEYOND Film and Media Art Festival Weimar.

Rahul Sharma's The Binoculars will have its UK premiere at Manchester's Kinofilm Festival in early 2020.

Lisboa-Santarém by Frederico Nobre de Carvalho, will have its home premiere in Portugal at the Festival Caminhos Cinema Português

Lara Zeidan's Three Centimetres has another screening under its belt, this time at the Side by Side LGBT Film Festival in St Petersburg

Massimo Zannoni's grad film La Petite Folie took home two awards at the Brixton Monochrome Film Festival last week, for Best British Short and Best Drama. 

Sam Tibi's Natural Paul will screen at Close-Up Cinema on 11 December as part of the London Lift Off Film Festival. Book tickets to attend here. 

Orkhan Aghazadeh’s The Chairs won the International Best Film award at the UMUT (Hope) VII Forum of Young Cinema of the CIS countries held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Also screening in the competition was Daniel Guliyev's grad film Bastard

Birch by Paisley Walsh, is now available online with NoBudge Films and Gidi High Life, the grad film of Teni King, screens this weekend at the Women of the Lens Film Festival.

Elsewhere, alumna Nathalie Pitters recently shot the music video for Spice Girl Melanie C. for her new song High Heels (ft Sink the Pink). Watch now on YouTube!

A long list of LFS students & alumni are working on a new show on the Smithsonian TV channel The Curious Life and Death of..., "using science, tests and demonstrations to shed new light on famous murders and freak diseases."

From the Art Dept:
Andrea Vigoni
Shira Haimovici
Thomas Morelli
Frederico Nobre de Carvalho
Ana Garcia Rico
Andrea Banfi
Eng Teck Ng
Ludovica Sordi

& from the Production Dept: Julien Cornwall!


Well done to Emily Marquet who recently finished working in the art department of the latest series of The Crown, now streaming on Netflix! Alumnus Ole Birkeland worked as DP on Season 1.

Alumnus Alvaro Gago's latest short film 16 Decembro will screen 25 November in Galicia as part of a screening programme for the 25th International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 

Graduate Kefi Chadwick was the screenwriter of new feature Looted which screened at Tallinn Black Nights and is reviewed in Screen Daily here.

MA Screenwriting alumnus David Ford is a global finalist in the YouTube Mobile Film Festival with Kept Under Wraps.

And MA Screenwriting student Radtai Lokutarapol's play The Night I Loved Joshua Wong has won Best Play and Best Actress at the Bangkok Theatre Festival.

 

Photo Credit:

Hamish Summers on BBC DIY SOS

Warriors of Sanità, Writer-Director, DP: Vincenzo Marranghino

La Petite Folie, Writer-Director: Massimo Zannoni, DP: Antoine Billon

The Crown, S3,  DP: Stuart Howell

 


 

To learn more about the MA Filmmaking programme, click here. 

Applications for September 2020 open 17 February 2020 and close 11 May 2020 (International) and 25 May 2020 (UK, EU, EEA). 

 

To learn more about the MA Screenwriting programme, click here. 

Applications for September 2020 open 17 February 2020 and close 6 April 2020.

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