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  • Thursday 14 December
  • 10:10am

Ethel Wu’s graduation film Life Ink has won the Best Student Short at the Roma Independent Film Festival.

The film, which was produced and shot in the UK and Taiwan, tells the story of Lee, a grieving police chief who is struggling to get over the loss of a loved one. He keeps all his emotions locked inside, until one day he meets a tattoo artist who tells him about a special ink that can open a window for people who have lost someone …

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Award season is upon us and for two members of the LFS community, Gonzalo Maza and Matthew Button, the 2018 Golden Globes are now in their future.

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Shalini Adnani’s Term 5 Film Nominated for Best Screenplay

Shalini Adnani’s Term 5 short 'Algo Más Banal' (Something More Banal), which she wrote and directed, has been nominated for the 'Best Screenplay Award' at Eindhoven Film Festival.

Algo Más Banal is a dark comedy reflecting the bizarre realities of how we deal with death in our contemporary world. It takes place on an unusual work day, as people contemplate life and the dead man hanging in front of them in a Mexican factory.

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Award in Memory of Ingmar Bergman Goes to LFS Alumna’s Much-Celebrated FOX

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.

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Graduate Film 'WOLVES' takes home two awards at 24fps

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.

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LIVING UNDER KAPATALISM in Competition at Underwire Festival

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.

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LFS Students Heading to Morocco for International Film School 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.

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CANNESERIES Institute, a writers’ residency dedicated to series


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.

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Bernardo Leyte Cortés: “LFS was a profound formative experience for me” as graduate film nominated in Paris Play Film Festival

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.

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Fantastical Term 5 Short Scoops Another Win

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.”