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.
Grad film La Petite Folie screened at Anaheim FF (California) and picked up the Best Film Noir award. Congrats to graduates: Dir Massimo Zanini, Producer/Editor Kevin Barnett, DoP Antoine Billon, and Production Design: Chelsea Gallagher.
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.
Graduation film Summer Shade (wri/dir Shira Haimovici, DoP. Tamas Apor Meder, co-prod. Adam Robinson) will have its US premiere at the Aspen ShortsFest 2021.
MAS alumna Tamara Vogl will take part in this year’s Canneseries, the international series scriptwriting residency program.
Three alumni are on the shortlist for the first edition of the Mother Tongues Award, a development initiative for films by UK-based filmmakers in any language other than English. …
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.”
DK: To start, can you map out your…
If you missed the Graduate Showcase, you can still access our PDF copy of our Showcase Book here.
Our application deadlines have shifted slightly, in response to both the UK government’s responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and a high demand to study with us. Please note the dates below, contact email@example.com should you have any questions, and watch our Blended Learning video.
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.
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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…
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…
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.
Autumn is maybe Ephron’s most beloved holiday.
The poster for When Harry Met Sally captures Ephron’s perspective on the season — it’s an iconic image, cleverly captured by the director, Rob Reiner. Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) are…
A masterpiece of the genre, and certainly the most famous Italian example, Dario Argento’s Suspiria (1977) remains a uniquely haunting and transcendent horror experience.
Its puzzling story of a young woman joining a famous ballet school (and possible coven of witches) is made immensely hypnotic through vivid colours, disjointed editing, strange sound design, and outbursts of extreme violence. Introducing all these elements in its first moments, the sequence that launches the film sets a startling tone that is, all these years later, unmatched.
Right out of the gate…
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.
But how was it that one studio could single-handedly create, define and own a genre?
Today, Universal is the oldest-surviving film studio…
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.
Little strikes fear into the hearts of a certain generation more than the words, “remember me, Eddie?”
Looming Judge Doom already made us wonder if all adults can be trusted. Then, he turned out to…
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