April — June
Updates from London Film School’s alumni, staff & student community
A huge congratulations to several LFS alumni who feature in the BAFTA TV Craft Awards nominations: Gaz Evans for his editing work on A Confession, nominated for Best Mini Series; Jonathan Entwistle on his multi-nominated series End of the F***ing World; and the LFS-heavy crew behind the nominated factual series 8 Days to the Moon and Back: Andrea Vigoni — Assistant Art Director / Shira Haimovici — Graphic Design / Frederico Nobre De Carvalho — Set Dresser / Nia Faussett — Set Dresser / Tim Archibald — Set Dresser / Chelsea Gallagher — Model Maker.
Ka Ki Wong successfully screened her latest short film Wild Child at the Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival in Hong Kong, collecting the Festival’s main prize: the Fresh Wave Award.
Laura Seward has been made a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers.
LA-based Global Genesis Group has picked up worldwide distribution rights to alumna Leticia Tonos’ latest film, A State of Madness: “a drama based on the memoir of Dr. Antonio Zaglul, the father of Dominican psychiatry, who wrote about his experience in running a mental institution during the brutal dictatorship of President Rafael Leonidas Trujillo.” This, from Variety.
Mireia Graell, alumna, has also been featured by Variety as one of Catalonia’s Producers on the Rise 2020. Graell is currently co-producing the upcoming feature debut of her fellow alumni, Alvaro Gago.
Huge congratulations to Andrew Montague whose graduation film My Other Suit is Human will have its world premiere at the Galway Film Festival.
MAF alumna Fateme Ahmadi’s feature film project Daughter of Adam has been selected for the 2020 Torino FilmLab TFL Next programme.
MAS alumnus Rajat Agrawal produced Chippa, a feature film recently released on Netflix India.
Alumnus Giorgio Bosisio took home the Best Documentary award for his latest short film A Youth at the first ever virtual Aspen ShortsFest 2020.
Alumnus John Walsh has published a new book on the American artist and visual effects creator, Ray Harryhausen. Harryhausen: The Lost Movies includes never-been-seen-before artwork from the Harryhausen Foundation archives.
MAS alumni Jessica Romagnoli and Elaine Gracie, along with MAF alumnus Patrick Ireland, have had projects selected for the inaugural UK Online Pitchbox, launched by Filmarket Hub with support from Film London. Jessica and Patrick will present their script Lady Charon, and Elaine brings the project Wedding Season.
Congratulations to Juri Ferri whose LFS Grad Film Meidagen took home two awards from the International Short Film Festival Middelburg, reported here in the local press (for those who speak Dutch).
We can report on an exciting prospect for MAF graduate Rafael Mendoza’s feature film aspirations, building on from his Grad Film short Filipiñana: his producer has taking the project to the Locarno Open Doors Lab.
& finally, a vital new drama Sitting in Limbo, co-produced by LFS alumna Fiona Lamptey, was released on BBC One — catch up on iPlayer.