London Film School featured in The Hollywood Reporter's Top Film Schools

London Film School (LFS) has been listed in The Hollywood Reporter (THR) ‘Top Film Schools’ list for 2020 – you can read the full article here.

This is the third time London Film School has featured on the prestigious annual list. We are one of only two UK film schools to have been selected, casting a brilliant light across the quality of our teaching staff and alumni successes from three intensive MA programmes: Filmmaking, Screenwriting and International Film Business.

Gisli Snaer, Director of London Film School, said:“We are over the moon to have been featured by The Hollywood Reporter as a world-leading film school. Despite the challenges of 2020 faced by all of us, our students continue to astound even us, their tutors, with wins and successes on the film festival circuit. This is a huge nod to our phenomenal teaching staff, the enthusiasm and commitment of our students, year in year out, and the community we have built here for over 60 years.”



LFS is located in the heart of London, where students create over 180 films annually – we’re often referred to as one of the UK’s busiest production houses! Our student body of roughly 220 develops a tremendous variety of individual voices through three intensive master's degree programmes: Filmmaking, Screenwriting and International Film Business.

During the Covid-19 lockdown, LFS curated 56 masterclasses with guests including Editor Mick Audsley, Director Duncan Jones, Producer Henry Normal & Writer Angela Pell, Intimacy Coordinator Ita O'Brien, Comedian Ahir Shah, Director- Writer Pawel Pawlikowski, British playwriter Hanif Kureishi, Director Stephen Frears.

Recent graduates include Koby Adom (Director of BBC One Drama Noughts + CrossesScreen Star of Tomorrow 2018LODESTAR 2019), Lara Zeidan (Teddy- and Iris Prize-winner with graduate film Three Centimetres), Gonzalo Maza (writer of Oscar-winner A Fantastic Woman and Gloria Bell) and Franco Volpi (Nominated for a BAFTA and Student Academy Award for graduate film Sol de Agosto), Rafael Mendoza's graduate film and Berlinale Silver Bear Jury prize winner Filipinana, all of whom follow in the footsteps of LFS grads and filmmaking giants such as Michael Mann (Heat, Collateral, Miami Vice, Public Enemies), Mike Leigh (Mr. Turner, Peterloo), Tak Fujimoto (Star Wars, Manchurian Candidate, Gladiator, Singles), Danny Huston (Children of Men, X-Men: Origins, Stan and Ollie), Yorgos Mavropsaridis (The Lobster), and many more listed here.

To find out more about upcoming application deadlines, visit this page or get in touch with our admissions team via / +44 (0)20 7836 9642.

Photo Credit: Filipiñana by Writer-Director Rafael Mendoza, DP: Xenia Guenther