LFS included in TheWrap’s Top Film Schools List 2021

The London Film School is honoured to be named in TheWrap’s Top Film Schools list for 2021
TheWrap compiles the Top Film School ranking each year through anonymous polling of more than 1,200 entertainment industry insiders, educators and filmmakers. This list highlights film schools that rank highest in academic structure and excellence in educators and entertainment programming. 
While TheWrap's film school rankings are devoted to U.S. schools, the vibrant global filmmaking community is nourished by hundreds of academic establishments around the world.  
As COVID-19 pandemic broke in the UK in March of 2020, LFS transitioned students to online teaching like many other film programmes at the time. The filmmaking programme continues using a hybrid model for its academic delivery both online and in-person on its MA degree programmes until further communication can be published for 2022. 


LFS is based in the heart of London, where students create over 180 films annually. Our student body of roughly 220 develops a tremendous variety of individual voices via three intensive master's degree programmes: FilmmakingScreenwriting, and International Film Business.

During the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown, LFS curated over 60 masterclasses exclusively for its students with guests such as 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. The Outreach team started a Virtual Film Club programme for young people in schools and youth settings. One of the films, Out of Bounds, created by school children at the Highfield Junior School in Bromley, was nominated for Best Film under 11 at the 2020 Into Film Awards.

Recent London Film School graduates include Koby Adom (Director of BBC One Drama Noughts + CrossesScreen Star of Tomorrow 2018LODESTAR 2019), Daina O. Pusic (Tuesday), Lara Zeidan (Teddy- and Iris Prize-winner with graduate film Three Centimetres), Gonzalo Maza (writer of Oscar-winner A Fantastic Woman and Gloria Bell), 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),  many more listed here.

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

Photo Credit: Still from Filipiñana, Dir-Writer Rafael Mendoza, DoP: Xenia Guenther