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.
Screenwriters embrace the world through words. Championing unique viewpoints, diverse stories and provocative conversations, screenwriters are changing and challenging the film landscape today. 'From script to screen' starts with the script, and we're proud to say that these scriptwriters' journeys have started at Covent Garden.
Female representation and ‘strong women’ paradox with LFS Honorary Associate and 2019 BAFTA winner for Outstanding Contribution to British Cinema, Elizabeth Karlsen
At a time when much of the conversation in the film industry revolves around gender parity and representation of women on the world’s top film sets, Elizabeth Karlsen is one of the industry’s mavericks whose views on the subject might offer some insight. The multi-award-winning producer’s most recent films Colette and Carol are illustrative of the type of stories that can win critics and audiences while giving women’s narratives centre stage. She is currently a Patron of the Women’s Film and Television Network.
Winning Sundance, selling yourself, and distinct cinematic voices: an interview with producer Olivier Kaempfer
Olivier is in that enviable position of being part of the establishment whilst still retaining an edge. BAFTA-nominated, Sundance-winning, and the executive director of one of the most important film funds in the UK, Microwave, he’s one of the best people you could hope to talk to about time management as well as the state of British cinema.
We are pleased to announce that the Leverhulme Trust has awarded the London Film School a grant for Leverhulme Arts Scholarships. These awards will be available for the terms starting in September 2019.