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An intensive two-year course in the heart of London, the MA Filmmaking trains to a professional level in a full range of filmmaking skills. Students leave with a portfolio of directing, cinematography, editing, producing and sound credits on at least 10 films - usually many more. The school produces around 180 films each year on this particular programme and last year these screened at over 180 festivals, winning many prizes, including the Cannes Palme d'Or for Best Short Film, the most prestigious festival accolade.
Learning is based around short film production. Each term these film exercises become more technically sophisticated, more considered and more complex in their ambitions. The school specifies the skill base for each exercise, providing the equipment and training students to new levels in each of the various craft skills. Students make all aesthetic decisions, while solving problems similar to those faced by professional units, on a steeply increasing slope of difficulty. The work is constantly assessed and critiqued.
This is the core of The London Film School method. Students learn by applying themselves to aesthetic and practical problems generated by the actual process of filmmaking. This is why the school pushes through so many productions, and why students have more opportunities to work on films than they can realistically take up.
A COMPETITIVE EDGE
All LFS students learn important filmmaking skills, and practise them in a working unit. There is no film career which is not greatly enriched by an active practical knowledge of the other specialisations. This makes an LFS graduate stand out from future professional colleagues with a single specialisation, at any level.
The London Film School accepts a number of language tests from applicants from the EU/EEA. The preferred language test is IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
We may be able to accept other language tests where applicants have achieved at least CEFR level B2 in all four components (reading, writing, speaking and listening; unless exempted from sitting a component by a test provider on the basis of your disability). We recommend that you check with the LFS Admissions Manager ( email@example.com ) before booking a test other than IELTS.
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.
Producer of BORROWED TIME, MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST
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.
Director of MOON, SOURCE CODE, WARCRAFT: THE BEGINNING, MUTE, ROGUE TROOPER
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