International Film Business (MA)

London Film School the United Kingdom

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About International Film Business at London Film School

The MA International Film Business unites the London Film School, the world’s key postgraduate filmmaking school, with the University of Exeter’s Film department and Business School. The marriage brings together unique film production and market expertise and exceptional research and teaching on film culture and history. This MA combines high-level teaching skills with a unique practitioner-driven industry access programme, providing students with the key business tools and contacts needed to build a career in film.

Unlike existing film-related degrees, this MA Degree explores the entire film business, embracing the world and national cinema(s), non-Hollywood independent film production, financing, sales, distribution and marketing, alongside programming, exhibition and digital strategies for the future.

The ambitious team behind the MAIFB is dedicated to training a new generation of both producers and executives that will bring both excellence and innovation into the film industry beyond Hollywood. By analyzing the horizontal and vertical structures that shape the film industry, in tandem with changing patterns of users and digital technology, this course explores both the existing international film industry while also embracing the current high levels of disruption and restructuring.

Taught in London and the South-West, the MAIFB includes a networking placement programme; industry mentoring supported by an advisory committee of leading UK and European film industry professionals; a research trip to the Berlin Film Festival; and an opportunity to work on an LFS graduation film as a producer.

Programme Directors:
The MAIFB programme is co-directed by Professor Will Higbee at the University of Exeter. He will personally guide each student on how to maximize this intensive year that will take each candidate beyond the course and into the reality of working in the international film industry.

Course Leader is Victoria Thomas.

Members of the Advisory Group include Camilla Bray, David Garrett, Hilary Davis, Keith Northrop, Louisa Dent, Mike Goodridge, Peter Watson, Stephen Woolley, Steve Jenkins, Sue Bruce-Smith and Terry Illot.

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 Honours degree.

Applications should include a personal statement clearly indicating the applicant’s motivation for studying this programme, and long-term career goals within the international film business market.

Applications from industry professionals, or applicants with relevant work experience seeking academic qualification or the opportunity to enhance skills or knowledge in this field will also be considered. Any relevant work experience should be highlighted in the application.

Entry requirements for international studentsEnglish language requirements

  • IELTS - Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
  • TOEFL - Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
  • Pearson - 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.

Please visit our entry requirements section for equivalencies from your country and further information on English language requirements.

What students think about London Film School

    Anu Menon (MA Filmmaking 2007)

    “At LFS, I found my voice, picked up technical skills, built some significant relationships, and made a few films I am rather proud of.”


    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.


    Vidur Nauriyal (MA Screenwriting 2010)

    “There is a great marriage of the theory and the practice of screenwriting so you get both dimensions of study. This year at the film school was honestly the most productive year of my life. I expected it to be really intensive and hands-on, and that is exactly how it has turned out.”

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