The 79th Venice Film Festival will be taking place from 31st August to 10th September and is one of the highlights of the year for the film and screen industries. We are thrilled that the achievements of our alumni and staff have been recognised.

London Film School’s annual Graduate Showcase 2022 has now come to an end. The event ran online in January 2022 and at the BFI Southbank for five days in July 2022.

Over 3000 people from across 86 countries viewed the fantastic work of London Film School’s fantastic graduate talent online. Guests watched our MA Filmmaking graduate films with an astounding collective viewing time of 45 days.

London Film School has announced screenwriter Heidi Thomas and Efe Cakarel, Founder and CEO of MUBI, as Honorary Associates of LFS. The accolade will be awarded by Chairman of the School,  Greg Dyke  at the School’s annual Graduate Showcase, at the BFI in London, at the LFS Graduate Ceremony on Friday 29th July.

Alumni and Student Highlights

In June, Horace Ové, who studied for a Diploma in Filmmaking in the 1960s, visited Buckingham Palace and was given his knighthood in the 2022 New Year Honours for services to media. Horace has been credited by Guinness World Records as being the first black British filmmaker to direct a feature-length picture, with Pressure in 1976. 

We were delighted to see that MA Screenwriting (MAS) graduate, Rod Jorge is producing a play to appear at the Museum of Comedy in August. It stars and was written by Hal Cantor, a MAS visiting lecturer and Rod’s mentor.  

MAS students are paired with mentors to support in the development of their feature film screenplay. This relationship is established during Module 3 and often continues beyond graduation to support graduates into their careers and so it’s fantastic to see that this has resulted in such creative work. 

The Graduate Showcase will take place 25th – 29th July 2022 at BFI Southbank.

London Film School’s Graduate Showcase is an opportunity to meet and celebrate the latest cohort of London Film School graduates, watch their work and create a launching point for stepping into the industry. Guests will have the opportunity to connect with the next generation of filmmaking talent and see their work.

Alumni and student highlights 

Throughout May our Alumni made a significant contribution to the wider industry, not only with recognition in the form of awards and nominations but with originality and dedication, that makes LFS alumni stand out from the crowd.

LFS are delighted that four Grad films screened at this year’s Fastnet Film Festival, an independent festival dedicated to bringing together established and first-time filmmakers. The festival shows competition films in the village hall, pubs, restaurants, shops, galleries and on the sides of buildings, throughout the village of Schull over the last weekend in May. We talked to two LFS grads, Prospero Pensa who made Macchiato and Oscar Albert who made School Ties, about their experiences of filmmaking, the festival circuit and what it was like to study at LFS. 

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