Greek filmmaker and MA Filmmaking graduate Jacqueline Lentzou’s short film FOX has been awarded the prestigious ‘Award in Memory of Ingmar Bergman’ at the Uppsala International Short Film Festival in Sweden, following an incredible run of over 40 festivals and 20 awards.

Maria Balduzzi’s graduation film WOLVES has been awarded the ‘Horizon Award For Most Promising Filmmaker’ at the 24fps International Film Festival in Abilene, Texas.

The film, which was produced by fellow LFS grad Dévorah Corona Méndez, DOP’d by Nicholas Nazari and edited and co-written by Joachim Neef, also won ‘Best Original Score’ by composer Dmitrios Ntontis.

LIVING UNDER KAPATALISM will screen this Saturday 25th November at the BFI as part of Underwire’s Growing Up is Optional programme of shorts, nominated for the Production Design Award.

Written, directed and designed by Nia Fausset, produced by Oliver Sunley and Cait Lyn Adamson, edited by Rasvan Barseti and with cinematography by Norbert Strehle, LIVING UNDER KAPATALISM is Nia’s graduation project. It was shot in October 2016 over a week in Belgrade, and was recently awarded Best UK Short at the London International Short Film Festival.

The third International Film School Festival (FIDEC) takes place in Tétouan from 20-24th November 2017 and will feature a number of films by LFS students as well as Blackbird (2013), the award-winning debut feature by Jamie Chambers, a graduate of the Exeter University/London Film School PhD film practice programme.

PRESS RELEASE

The Cannes – Vivendi/Canal+ Group International Chaire and Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) launched, November 14, 2017, a call for candidates for this exceptional residency dedicated to screenwriting for series.

Developed by UCA in association with Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin), the first edition of the Institute proposes a five-week immersion for young international authors in an intensive series-writing program in close connection with the creative ecosystem of the CANAL+ group.

Bernardo Leyte Cortés’ graduation film KAI has been nominated for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film at the Paris Play Film Festival.

Kai, the films eponymous hero, lives in a grey, unnamed industrial city by the sea. For two days, the film follows him as he begins to experience powerful episodes and visions of something he doesn’t quite understand, but with which he becomes obsessed. Kai’s fate can only be decided by what he chooses to do next… if he has a choice, that is.

Congratulations to recent MAF graduate Ronen Eldar, whose Term 5 film GOOD LUCK MARC has been awarded the Silver Elephant for Best International Short at Short Film Breaks 2017.

Marc is over the moon when he wins an apartment in a mysterious race, until he begins to notice that the place is slowly shrinking …​ “GOOD LUCK MARC is a fantastical story about a man living in a space that slowly rejects him, and his attempt to stay no matter what,” says Ronen. “It’s about comfort zones and the fear of the unknown.”

UNDOCUMENT, a feature film by London Film School alumni Kyla Simone Bruce and Amin Bakhshian which follows the stories of UNDOCUMENTed migrants, has taken home a slew of awards including Best Feature Film at the Bucharest Film Awards.

The film, which was the vision of Kyla and Amin and produced, edited and DOP’d by LFS graduates Khalid Jabaly, Reza Jouse and Simon Shen respectively, as well as having a crew made up largely of fellow students, also won Best Director and Best Screenplay, with the actress Maryam Davari nominated for Best Actress.

London Film School graduate Aegina Brahim’s short film 'Laws of the Game' screened on Saturday at DBUFF, the Netherlands’ first urban film festival, founded to celebrate cinematic diversity.

LFS graduate and award-winning Italian filmmaker Francesco Gabriele’s debut feature film 'Blue Hollywood' has been officially selected as part of the Coronado Island Film Festival in California, following on from a fantastic run in festivals all over Europe.

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