London Film School the United Kingdom

About London Film School

London Film School - a place to experiment, find your voice and connect with the industry. Listed in Variety's TOP FILM SCHOOL 2019.

For over 60 years London Film School (LFS) has been the place for emerging creative talent to hone their craft, find their voice and engage directly with the vibrant UK screen industries. With a student cohort from every corner of the globe, LFS has always been a cultural hub where fresh voices, experiences and perspectives rub shoulders with tradition and history.

The world’s international graduate film school, the London Film School is host to students from more than 30 countries, with over 60% of its students from outside of the UK. This diverse range of cultures and film traditions makes for a creative hothouse. A global network, once built, which lasts a professional lifetime.

Our MA programmes in Filmmaking, Screenwriting and International Film Business are recognised by Screenskills (Creative Skillset) as an industry standard and at a level of professionalism that has delivered us the status of a Film Academy. We are one of only three such academies in the UK.

The University of Exeter College of Humanities is able to offer doctoral studentships to fund doctoral study in Film by Practice, as a joint degree with London Film School. These doctoral studentships are tenable for up to three years and cover full tuition fees and a maintenance allowance.

At LFS we nurture and respect the imagination of our students. We believe it is important to experiment, challenge conventions and explore new modes of storytelling, and to find new ways to connect with audiences. Through this, we are able to set up a dynamic dialogue with the screen industries and to shape and influence the future.

Our staff and visiting lecturers are connected to the UK and global industries, bringing their experiences into the everyday practice of teaching here at the School. We balance the mastering of technical skills with the creative development of ideas. Alongside that, you will also engage with the new challenges facing screen storytellers in an ever-changing landscape. We apply that same imagination and experimentation in thinking about new business models and how to develop your career as an independent filmmaker.

Click here for information about financial support while you study at LFS.

Click here to read more about LFS Alumni.

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What students think about London Film School

    Olivier Kaempfer, 2007 Graduate, Producer

    What I valued was the opportunity to explore many different roles, because it gives you empathy with others in the team. It also gives you more flexibility in your career – important in such a fast-evolving industry.


    Duncan Jones (LFS Graduate 2001), Director

    The beauty of a good film school is that it invites you to make mistakes, but never dampens your enthusiasm. At LFS I made plenty, and ignited a passion.


    Simón Mesa Soto (MA Filmmaking 2014), Director

    Two years of constant exploration helps you understand your place in cinema.

    Graduation film LEIDI won the Palme d'Or for Best Short Film, Cannes Film Festival 2014

Location of London Film School

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Courses at London Film School

There are 3 courses listed from London Film School. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Facts about London Film School

  • Year institution founded: 1956
  • Total enrolled: 220
  • International to domestic ratio: 70
  • Number of Full-time students: 220
  • Men to women ratio: 50:50
  • Number of academic staff: 50

London Film School International Links

The world's only truly international graduate film school. Over 60% of students are non-UK, from more than forty countries across all continents. A diverse range of film cultures makes for a creative hothouse. The global network lasts after graduation, wherever you travel to, for your professional life.

Other Information

All LFS students are members of and can take advantage of the facilities and events they offer. Facilities include a Fitness Centre, Welfare and Advice Service, Internet

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