The London Film School

Introduction

London Film School


Since 1956 the school has trained thousands of directors, cinematographers, editors and other film professionals now working across the globe. It is the most truly international school anywhere, with 70% of its students from outside Britain. This diversity fits very well in the melting pot of London.

The London Film School is proud to be a Creative Skillset Film Academy, one of only two graduate schools recognised by the UK film industry training body as a Centre for Excellence

We teach through filmmaking, on stages, and in workshops rather than in classrooms -- the building functions like a studio. LFS is a living creative community -- not a short term 'immersion experience' or a commercial training product. It's a very independent non-profit school run by passionate and experienced filmmakers -- 18 full-time faculty and a varied and hugely talented group of visiting lecturers, technicians and artists.

This website gives information about our MA programmes in Filmmaking, Screenwriting, the Doctoral Programmes, as well as our expanding range of professional development courses. And it can tell you about life at LFS. But choosing a film school is a big decision. You may want to visit us or talk to a student or a graduate. Please contact us and we'll answer your questions and put you in touch.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programmes

This school also offers:

MA

MA Filmmaking

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA Filmmaking Course at The London Film School is an intense two year programme in which the full range of film-making skills are taught at professional levels. Entry is in January, April or September. [+]

MA in Filmmaking

Since 1956 LFS has been a working studio, in which every student on the two year Filmmaking programme works on a minimum of six films. We’re accustomed to delivering in excess of 170 films and 15 feature screenplays a year. Around this work and its associated teaching we maintain an insistence on creative freedom, a drive toward innovation and a commitment to craft excellence.

GLOBAL

LFS is the world’s most cosmopolitan graduate film conservatoire. Seventy percent of students are from outside the UK, from more than sixty countries. This diverse range of cultures makes for a creative hothouse and provides a global network that lasts a professional lifetime.... [-]


MA in International Film Business

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

The first of its kind in the UK, the MA International Film Business (MAIFB) is a unique combination of the practical and the academic. It is designed to develop the next generation of producers and executives, bringing excellence and innovation into independent filmmaking in the UK and around the world. It brings together the very best teaching and resources from both the University of Exeter and the London Film School to offer a unique programme providing unrivalled preparation for a successful career in film. [+]

MA in International Film Business

The first of its kind in the UK, the MA International Film Business (MAIFB) is a unique combination of the practical and the academic. It is designed to develop the next generation of producers and executives, bringing excellence and innovation into independent filmmaking in the UK and around the world. It brings together the very best teaching and resources from both the University of Exeter and the London Film School to offer a unique programme providing unrivalled preparation for a successful career in film.

The MA examines the business and consumer context of film production and practice in the UK, the US and internationally. It offers you the opportunity to learn about the independent film industry of the 21st century, its history, structure, innovations and challenges. It also equips you with the economic, production, financial and programming knowledge and skills to bring an informed international outlook to bear on many areas of the film business.... [-]


MA in Screenwriting

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

The LFS MA Screenwriting course is an intense one-year programme with the emphasis on developing the writer's original voice through small group and one-to-one mentoring from industry professionals. [+]

MA in Screenwriting

The LFS MA Screenwriting course is an intense one-year programme with the emphasis on developing the writer's original voice through small group and one-to-one mentoring from industry professionals.

LFS aims to encourage writing as a continuous practice, to stimulate reflective and critical approaches and to provide a specific historical background to film narrative, genres, and dramaturgy.

The course is aimed at developing screenwriting skills in the context of a filmmaking community where writing is an everyday practice and a collaborative process involving actors, directors, musicians, editors and producers. At LFS we explore the boundaries between writing and directing and stimulate debate through classes in film history, crosscultural approaches to dramaturgy and script readings with professional actors. Regular screenings of classic and contemporary films in our own film theatre and visits by contemporary filmmakers complement the core practical work of developing a feature screenplay.... [-]