This week is the kick off of Canneseries, a five-week long immersive screenwriting residency. The residency, which has been developed by UCA in association with Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin) has selected eight talented international authors to develop projects over the course of the programme. Sophie McVeigh, a 2017 MA Screenwriting graduate has been selected for the first intake of this prestigious programme. When asked for comment, Sophie stated:
Zeidan, whose graduate short film, ‘Three Centimetres’ was screened as part of the generation 14plus selection won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film. The jury released the following statement about their decision:
(Film still from Hero MacKenzie's 'Release'. Director of Photography Arturo Vaquez)
(Film still from Emre Kayis' 'The Translator'. Director of Photography Nick Cooke)
Emre Kayis, the 2013 MA Filmmaking grad, and writer-director of 'The Translator', has been selected for the prestigious Jerusalum-based film lab. Sam Spiegel, which founded the film lab in 2011, has already produced such talents as Laslo Nemes ('Son of Saul') and Nadav Lapid ('The Kindergarten Teacher').
London Film School's Head of Production Design, Matthew Button, has been nominated by the Art Directors Guild for Outstanding Production Design for his work on Loving Vincent. The film, which follows the life of famed painter Vincent Van Gogh, was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 75th annual Golden Globes. Additionally it was a major box office success grossing over $20 million at the worldwide box office.