In years prior the Berlinale has proven to be a successful venue for the work of LFS alumni and staff. Just last year, Gonzalo Maza, an LFS MA Screenwriting graduate, won the Silver Bear for Best Original Screenplay for his film, 'A Fantastic Woman', which he wrote with his writing partner and director of the film, Sebastián Lelio. Whilst, Rafael Kapelinski, LFS' MA Filmmaking Term 1 and 2 course tutor took home the top prize for the Generation 14plus competition at the 67th Berlinale.

Visual effects technologist and MA Filmmaking alumnus, Jonathan Erland, will be one of thirty-four recipients on Saturday, 10 February 2018 to be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation. Erland is set to receive the prestigious honour of the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette), presented to an indivuidual whose technical contributions have brought credit to the industry. 

The 32nd Goya Awards took place this past weekend on the 3 February, 2018. Not one, but three LFS alumni were nominated this year for the Spanish award ceremony. All of which won in their nominated categories.

Matthew Button, LFS Head of Production Design, has had an exciting award show season already. His work on 'Loving Vincent' has been recognised by the Golden Globes, the Academy Awards, and the ADG Awards. Now his production design work has contributed to the television medium.

The new year is in full swing and over the course of January we've gotten the chance to hear about some exciting developments in the life of LFS alumni. Below find a list of up and coming festivals alumni and students will be screening their work at. Best of luck to everyone in competition. 

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival which ran from the 18th to the 28th of January awarded 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post' the top prize in the U.S.

We are one week into the Sundance Film Festival, which means both the reviews and awards are rolling in. Gago, whose 'Matria' was shown at the festivals International Narrative Short Film special event on the 24th of January has been awarded the short film Grand Jury Prize. 


Timo Heinänen F.S.C., cinematographer and previously a professor at Aalto University, Finland, will join London Film School as Head of Camera on April 16, 2018.

Zeidan's graduate film, 'Three Centimetres' has been selected as one of 16 short films to be screened at the Generation 14plus competition.
The Berlinale is one of the world's leading international film festivals, with the Generation 14plus competition having received over two thousand submissions for its 2018 lineup.


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