MA Filmmaking graduate Franco Volpi's grad film has had a very exciting run, from a Student Oscar finalist and Student BAFTA shortlist to 26 festivals around the world, including Palm Springs, Max Ophüls, and Sao Paolo. This number continues to increase, as Sol de Agosto has been selected for the highly respected Edinburgh International Film Festival 2019!
"I have the right to live my life"
LFS CONNECTS is a series of industry and alumni focused events, connecting London Film School to the surrounding filmmaking community, showcasing programmes and opportunities in London and beyond, and celebrating our extensive alumni achievements. With varying events and discussions happening throughout the term, LFS Connects provides a well-rounded film education.
Canneseries Series | Greg Simmons "TV is taking things to another level in terms of deep level storytelling"
April saw the return of Canneseries, the major annual TV festival running alongside Cannes. Within the Festival ran Canneseries Institute, a series writing residency which welcomed eight international students to Cannes, from March 5 to April 11, 2019. Two such students proudly came from London Film School – MA Screenwriting grads Greg Simmons and Päivi Kotro-Brenner.
VENICE GOLDEN LION WINNER "VERA DRAKE" directed by our Chairman of the LFS Board of Governors, MIKE LEIGH, took four of the top awards and scooped a total of six prizes at last nights British Independent Film Awards (BIFA's).
The story of a well-meaning back-street abortionist was named Best Independent Film, Mike Leigh was named Best Director and leading actors Imelda Staunton and Phil Davis were named Best Actors. The film also won prizes for Eddie Marsan as Best Supporting Actor and Best Achievement in Production.
Marina Simoes 6th term graduation film "SOLO" has won the Audiences Award at the International Student Film and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy, 1-7 November 2004.
Daniel Mitelpunkt from Israel, LFS Graduate 2003. His film "ALMOST" won the Grand Prix Europeen des Premiers Films, IMAGES 2004, Vevey, Switzerland.
Joel Perez Irizarry's Graduation film "SHEEPDOG" has won First Prize for Best Short Film in the Puerto Rico International Film Festival which took place in the Puerto Rico Museum of Art in August. You will find more information at www.thefilmfoundation.org. It has also competed in the Griffon International Film Festival in Missouri in October. (www.mwsc.edu/griff/)
An LFS graduate Avi Kleinburger has just shown his film "ATASH" at the London Film Festival after it had won the International Critics Prize at Cannes in June this year.