- Wednesday 6 June
From high drama to sci-fi dystopias, Vincenzo “Vinnie” Marranghino has shot it all. Known around school for his infectious laugh and epic moustache, the winner of the 2017 LFS Cinematography Award, sponsored by Panalux, sat down with us to discuss his journey to, through and after film school.
So far accepted onto the shortlist for the BAFTA Student Film Awards and admitted to the Palm Springs International Film Festival, we think it is safe to say that director and LFS graduate Franco Volpi’s graduation film is doing pretty well!
'Sol de Agosto (August Sun)' is a dramatic comedy, the film is a character study about a ‘son reconnecting with his ailing mother while mired in bureaucratic paperwork, heavy traffic, long queues and bad manners’.
Following his success, Franco sat down with us to talk about his time at LFS and how it has shaped his practice.
London Film School (LFS) is delighted to announce that the award-winning film director and dedicated educator, Gisli Snaer, has been appointed as the new Director of the School with immediate effect.
Jacqueline Lentzou’s latest short film has been awarded the Leica Cine Discovery Award at the Cannes Film Festival’s annual Critics’ Week after having its international premiere there.
Lentzou, who was born in Athens and who graduated with distinction from London Film School in 2013, wrote and directed ‘Hector Malo: The Last Day of the Year’, a black comedy-drama set in her native Greece, which tells the story of a young woman on New Year’s Eve.
The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is fast approaching, from 20 June, and three London Film School films are screening. In competition are graduate films by Lara Zeidan’s ‘Three Centimetres’, Camille Nock’s ‘Bo & Mei’, and Elzbieta Piekacz’s ‘At dawn of flowers open the gates of paradise’ all screening as part of the “Shorts: Dream Images” programme.
The tiny village of Schull (population 658), home to Fastnet Film Festival, one of Ireland’s most innovative and idiosyncratic short film festivals, will welcome a host of LFS students, staff and alumni next week as they take part in both the festival competition and its London Film School Showcase.
This year’s Cannes Film Festival launched amid a storm of protest and controversy this year. In the midst of a tumultuous festival, London Film School’s own alumni have also made their mark.
LFS graduate Zhannat Alshanova is due to show her grad film, 'End of Season', on 17 May. The prestigious Cinéfondation had 2,426 submissions this year by film schools all over the world and selected 17. Of the 20 directors, 12 of them are women.
London Film School welcomes Timo Heinänen F.S.C., cinematographer and previously a professor at Aalto University, Finland as Head of Camera.
The tenth annual East End Film Festival begins today in east London. The festival, which celebrates both local and international rising talent, will run until the 29th of April and will screen three projects from LFS grads and alumni during its run. Those projects selected are Monica Santis' 'Hacia el Sol', Hero Mackenzie's 'Release', and Toby Wharton's 'Master of Ceremonies' - the last of which LFS graduate Laura Seward DP'ed.