Why LFS?


World-Leading Specialist Status by the Office for Students


The world’s international graduate film conservatoire. A diverse range of cultures and film traditions makes for a creative hothouse. This global network, once built, lasts a professional lifetime.


The school operates as a busy working studio, producing around 180 films each year. Filmmakers gain key credits on production exercises throughout the course, plus on graduation films.


Thousands of high profile alumni include directors Michael Mann (Public Enemies), Mike Leigh (Mr Turner), Duncan Jones (Moon), Ann Hui (A Simple Life), Koby Adom (Top Boy, Noughts + Crosses), Carla Simon (Alcarràs); cinematographers Jo Willems (The Hunger Games), Erik Wilson (Paddington), Roger Pratt (Harry Potter) Tak Fujimoto (The Sixth Sense); editors Mark Goldblatt (True Lies, Terminator 2), Robert Leighton (Misery, A Few Good Men), Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir (Bullet Train, John Wick); producer Iain Smith (Mad Max: Fury Road).


Students are taught by experienced filmmakers. Films are made on built sets, shot on professional level cameras, recorded on professional digital recorders, edited on Avid and in most terms given a professional dub.


LFS Graduation films regularly screen at Oscar and Bafta qualifying festivals, and often at A list Festivals such as Cannes La Cinef, BFI London Film Festival, TIFF and Berlinale. LFS graduates are accepted into multiple talent labs and development schemes such as Locarno Academy, Berlinale Talents, Film London Labs, Serial Eyes and other labs all over the world.


Located in the heart of London’s Covent Garden, central London offers LFS students access to social events, culture and probably more films showing for London's nine million inhabitants than in any other capital city. 


250+ students, 60 full-time faculty, scores of visiting lecturers – more student-lecturer ‘face time’ than any other graduate film school.


LFS is a not-for-profit educational trust committed to spending its money only on your education. On the MA Filmmaking, all film exercises paid for including stock and equipment, plus a substantial budget for the graduation film – incorporated into your fees. Most schools quote only tuition costs, with filmmaking budgets an extra. 


A school that works with the film industry understands the market and employability – and also takes your ambitions and your originality very seriously. We want you to reinvent film form rather than copy what already exists. 

View testimonials from recent LFS graduates, and we can put you in touch with one from your country.