Our monthly London Film School community updates from students, alumni, and staff

Still from La Petite Folie

Graduation film successes

Berlinale award-winning Filipiñana continues its incredible festival run with upcoming screenings at Prague International Short FF, Sheffield Shorts FF, Ecofalante Short FF, Fresh Wave International Short FF, Short Shorts International Film Festival, and Vienna International Short Film Festival. Congratulations to the team: Dir/Editor Rafael Manuel, Producer Naomi Pacifique, DoP Xenia Guenther, and Production Design Andrea Vigoni.

Our monthly London Film School community updates from students, alumni, and staff

Still from Moffie (dir. Oliver Hermanus)


Announced as a BAFTA nominee is the latest feature Moffie by alumnus Oliver Hermanus. The film is up for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer.

On filmmaking with Crohn’s Disease, seeking financial support, and being a film school student during a global pandemic

Remi Moses is a British-born filmmaker, currently studying MA Filmmaking at London Film School. He’d been filmmaking for six years before enrolling, telling stories of invisible illnesses, working-class struggles, championing the voiceless: “I’d like to be a beacon of hope for people who don’t have faith in any kind of industry due to their disability or socio-economic class.”

Our monthly London Film School community updates from students, alumni, and staff

Still from History of Civilization

School updates

If you missed the Graduate Showcase, you can still access our PDF copy of our Showcase Book here.

MA Filmmaking

June 2021 start: Applications are open for UK and EU applicants until the current noted deadline of 19 March 2021. We are unable to accept further International applicants due to previous demand.

September 2021 start: Applications…

Our monthly London Film School community updates from students, alumni, and staff

School highlights

Our first ever online Graduate Showcase took place in January, sponsored by Panalux, Final Draft, and Sargent Disc. For one week, invited audiences logged in from across the globe to watch MA Filmmaking graduate films (totalling a remarkable collective viewing time of 900 hours), read reels of MA Screenwriting scripts, some of which were performed by Nothing to Perform, listen to our newest Honorary Associates’ speeches, browse MA International Film Business project proposals, and attend exclusive Masterclasses.

If you missed the Graduate Showcase, access a PDF copy of our Showcase Book here.

LFS Masterclasses invite industry professionals to speak exclusively…

Jack Cameron, One Room With a View writer, discusses how Embrace of the Serpent subverts the typical hero’s journey

Tales of adventure and exploration in the jungle have long captured the Western imagination. Sailing down river from familiarity into mystery is a typical story which provides a perfect frame for the Hero’s Journey, a structure of myth popularised by Joseph Campbell in the 1940s. Described by him, the Hero’s Journey is a recurring story which follows a single narrative pattern:

“A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to…

Anna McKibbin, writer for One Room With a View, discusses loneliness, family, and the affects of changing seasons

Still from Nora Ephron’s When Harry Met Sally (1989)

In Nora Ephron’s New York, the passing of the seasons is not just an excuse for long scarves and picturesque snow, it is a fundamental part of how her character dynamics are shaped and reshaped. Days are condensed in winter and as the sun makes briefer and briefer appearances, people’s relationships to the city and to themselves are quietly revised.

An in-depth study of what makes it great

Watch the opening sequence of Suspiria here: part 1 & part 2

How Universal Studios created movie monsters

What immediate associations pass through your mind when you hear the name Frankenstein? Or Dracula? Is it an image of a flat-headed, neck-bolted green giant? Does Dracula swish around in a cloak and white tie, widow’s peak prominent, speaking in a thick Hungarian accent? Is there a hirsute Wolf Man lurking in the woods? These globally-recognised icons all have something in common — they are creations of one film studio, considered the pioneer of the horror genre: Universal.

From our friends & partners at One Room With A View, we share some of the scariest films to scar their writers’ childhoods.

Watership Down // Courtesy of: Cinema International Corporation (CIC)

The greatest films linger in your memory long after the credits have rolled, but there’s a particular power to those we watch as children: impressionable young minds latching onto striking images and twisted ideas, warping them into the stuff of nightmares. Eight writers from our friends & partners at One Room With A View look back at ten films still haunting them to this day.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? — Alex Goldstein

Little strikes fear into the hearts of a certain generation more than the words, “remember me, Eddie?”

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