Koby Adom, who was born on the Ivory Coast and grew up in London, graduated from London Film School in 2016 with the critically acclaimed ‘House Girl’, set in Accra, Ghana, where his family comes from. When we last spoke to Koby at the end of 2017, he had just been selected for funding by Film London’s highly competitive London Calling Plus scheme to make his next short, ‘Haircut’. Now he’s floating on air after winning the London Calling Plus Award, selected by legendary Director of the final four ‘Harry Potter’ films and ‘Fantastic Beasts’, David Yates.
North America’s biggest short film festival, the Palm Springs International ShortFest, takes place this month, with three recent LFS graduation films selected and two alumni screening their work:
Creative Skillset's Trainee Finder has helped place trainees on UK Feature Films, Children's TV and High-End TV Drama across the UK. Some of the great work trainees have found through the initiative have included roles on ‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘God's Own Country’, ‘Breathe’ and ‘Lady Macbeth’, and on High-End TV Dramas such as ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Poldark’.
So far accepted onto the shortlist for the BAFTA Student Film Awards and admitted to the Palm Springs International Film Festival, we think it is safe to say that director and LFS graduate Franco Volpi’s graduation film is doing pretty well!
'Sol de Agosto (August Sun)' is a dramatic comedy, the film is a character study about a ‘son reconnecting with his ailing mother while mired in bureaucratic paperwork, heavy traffic, long queues and bad manners’.
Following his success, Franco sat down with us to talk about his time at LFS and how it has shaped his practice.
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.
Our UK Scholarship Programme is part of our charitable activity to support talented people at all stages of their career in film, games and television.