The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is fast approaching, from 20 June, and three London Film School films are screening. In competition will be Lara Zeidan’s ‘Three Centimetres’ and Camille Nock’s ‘Bo & Mei’, and Elzbieta Piekacz’s ‘At dawn of flowers open the gates of paradise’ will be screening as part of the “Shorts: Dream Images” programme.

The tiny village of Schull (population 658), home to Fastnet Film Festival, one of Ireland’s most innovative and idiosyncratic short film festivals, will welcome a host of LFS students, staff and alumni next week as they take part in both the festival competition and its London Film School Showcase.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival launched amid a storm of protest and controversy this year. In the midst of a tumultuous festival, London Film School’s own alumni have also made their mark.

LFS graduate Zhannat Alshanova is due to show her grad film, 'End of Season', on 17 May. The prestigious Cinéfondation had 2,426 submissions this year by film schools all over the world and selected 17. Of the 20 directors, 12 of them are women.

London Film School welcomes Timo Heinänen F.S.C., cinematographer and previously a professor at Aalto University, Finland as Head of Camera.

The tenth annual East End Film Festival begins today in east London. The festival, which celebrates both local and international rising talent, will run until the 29th of April and will screen three projects from LFS grads and alumni during its run. Those projects selected are Monica Santis' 'Hacia el Sol', Hero Mackenzie's 'Release', and Toby Wharton's 'Master of Ceremonies' - the last of which LFS graduate Laura Seward DP'ed.

Congratulations are in order once again; Matthew Button, LFS' Head of Production Design, had an exciting award show season last year, with several nominations for his work on the critically and commercially successful animated feature film 'Loving Vincent'. Yet again, Matthew's work takes centre stage in another well-received project. 

This year marks the eighteenth annual East End Film Festival. The East London based festival celebrates homegrown UK talent, as well as, independent international projects. An LFS alumni collaboration, 'Master of Ceremonies', has been nominated for 'Best UK Short Award'. The film is writer-director Toby Wharton's first short film debut.

London Film School (LFS) is delighted to announce that its new Chairman will be Greg Dyke. He succeeds the renowned filmmaker, Mike Leigh, who steps down on 19 March 2018 after 18 years of service. Dyke will take up the role of Chair in April 2018. Dyke takes over the baton at a time of major change for the School, including plans to relocate from its present home in Covent Garden to London City Island (LCI). There, it will join the English National Ballet in one of the growing number of cultural hubs springing up in the East of London.

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