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LFS GRADUATE, SOPHIE MCVEIGH, SELECTED FOR CANNESERIES

This week is the kick off of Canneseries, a five-week long immersive screenwriting residency. The residency, which has been developed by UCA in association with Serial Eyes (DFFB, Berlin) has selected eight talented international authors to develop projects over the course of the programme. Sophie McVeigh, a 2017 MA Screenwriting graduate has been selected for the first intake of this prestigious programme. When asked for comment, Sophie stated:

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'A FANTASTIC WOMAN', SCREENPLAY WRITTEN BY GRADUATE, WINS BEST FOREIGN FILM AT ACADEMY AWARDS

Last night 5pm PST the 90th Academy Awards began at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Gonzalo Maza, an MA Screenwriting alumnus of London Film School, was in attendance for ‘Una Mujer Fantástica’s nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
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TWO LFS GRADUATES TAKE HOME TOP PRIZES AT BERLINALE

The final curtain has closed on the Berlinale International Film Festival this year and two LFS graduates, Lara Zeidan and Marcello Martinessi, have walked away with top prizes.

Zeidan, whose graduate short film, ‘Three Centimetres’ was screened as part of the generation 14plus selection won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film. The jury released the following statement about their decision:

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LFS ALUMNA LARA ZEIDAN AT BERLINALE

LFS MA Filmmaking graduate, Lara Zeidan, from Beirut, Lebanon, made her way to the Berlinale '18 this past week. Lara's short ‘Three Centimetres’ was selected for the Generation 14plus competition, a section that is "home to cinematic works that are thematically and aesthetically linked to the experiences of children and young people."

 

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LFS alumna Carla Simón Chosen for TorinoFilmLab

Carla Simón has been selected by the TorinoFilmLab for their 2018 ScriptLab. The programme was founded in 2008 and since its inception TorionoFilmLab has supported over fifty projects. In 2016, seven TorinoFilmLab supported films were selected by Cannes Film Festival. Five of which went onto to win major prizes.

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